Throughout camp, GopherSports.com will have regular reports coming directly from members of the team.
The Gophers will send a small contingency of runners to Collegeville, Minn.
Northwestern hosts this year's conference meet at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
The Coon Rapids, Minn., native is a two-sport captain this season in cross country and track & field.
Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.
2014 team captain • 15 career races • one career win (2012 Fall Finale) • two top-10 finishes • three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) • three-year letter winner (2012, 2013, 2014).
2014 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON
Team captain • competed in five meets for the Gophers and factored into the team's scoring in four events • opened the year at the UC Riverside Invitational, helping the Gophers to a team title • set a new personal record for an eight-kilometer course at the meet with a time of 24:25.9, finishing 11th • finished 57th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:02.3 • finished 108th overall (105th among scorers) with a time of 24:41 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • placed 54th at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:53.8 • finished 30th at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:47.3 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2013 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON
Ran in four meets for the Gophers as a junior • opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Oz Memorial, clocking a 19:35.2 at the meet • finished 75th at the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:33.6 • came in 44th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:11.2 • closed out the season at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing 278th with a time of 26:23 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.
2012 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in four races for the Gophers as a sophmore in 2012 • opened the season with a 12th-place finish at the Oz Memorial, finishing second among Gophers runners with a time of 19:40.62 • added a 94th-place finish at the Griak Invitational, crossing the finish line at 26:56.8 • also finished 18th in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a time of 25:04 • best finish came at the Fall Finale, where he placed first overall with a time of 25:01.00 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned first letter.
2011 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Ran in two meets • best finish came at the Oz Memorial where he placed fourth on the team with 20:17.04 • raced the Roy Griak Invitational in 26:33.5.
2010 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted his first year with the Gophers.
A 2010 graduate of Coon Rapids High School • high school coaches were Denny Green and Don Timm • state champion as a junior in the 1,600m at the 2009 Minnesota Class AA track meet with a time of 4:16.56 • finished third in 2010 with a time of 4:14.80 • placed ninth in the 2009 Minnesota Class AA cross country meet • Northwest Suburban Conference champion once in cross country and three times in track • two-time all-state performer • set school record in 1,600m • also a two-time letterwinner in basketball • graduated with honors.
Born Jan. 22, 1992 • son of Dave Dulian and Janine Norling, step-father is Tim • has a younger brother, Sam and a step-brother, Justin • enjoys sports, TV, food, and spending time with friends.
|Dulian's Career Bests|
|10K||30:47.3||NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 22, 2014)|
|8K||24:25.9||UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)|
|6K||19:35.2||Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)|
|Finish||1st||Fall Finale (Nov. 2, 2012)|
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.