The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P.
With a runner-up finish, Minnesota will send its full squad to the national championships for the first time since 2011.
The men's 10-kilometer race is set for 1 p.m. CT while the women's six-kilometer race starts at 12 p.m. CT.
Zutz's time was the fifth fastest eight-kilometer performance in University of Minnesota history.
Northwestern hosts this year's conference meet at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
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Eight career races • two top-10 finishes. • One career win (2015 Jim Drews).
2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Placed 22nd in the 2015 Bob Timmons Dual Classic with a time of 20:12.5 and helped the Gophers to a team victory. • Won the Jim Drews Invitational with a time of 24:42.38, a new personal record. • Competed at the Big Ten Championships turning in a time of 24:17.2. • Finished the 10k at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 32:05.1. • At the NCAA Championships, finished with a time of 32:31.1
2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in four meets for the Gophers and helped the team pick up three wins • factored into the team's scoring for the Jim Drews Invitational and the Fall Finale • made his season debut at the UC Riverside Invitational, helping the Gophers to a team title • finished 70th with a time of 25:42.0 • finished 119th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:41.1 • ran a 25:22.73 -- an eight-kilometer personal record -- to finish 14th at the Jim Drews Invitational in a Minnesota win • finished seventh overall (fifth among attached runners) at the Fall Finale with a time of 26:21 in a Minnesota win.
2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2013 cross country season • ran as an unattached competitor at the Oz Memorial and the Griak Invitational • finished 13th at the Oz Memorial with a time of 19:56.1 • crossed the finish line at 26:38.3 to finish 188th at the Griak Invitational.
A 2012 graduate of Stillwater Area High School • helped Stillwater to back-to-back Minnesota Class AA cross country state titles in 2011-12 • posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at the state cross country meet in his junior and senior season including a ninth-place finish as a senior in 2012 • qualified for his second-straight Nike National Cross Country Championships as a senior • also helped Stillwater to the 2011 Minnesota AA State Championship • ran for head coach Scott Christensen • high school teammates with fellow Gopher Wayde Hall.
|Colvin's Career Bests|
|6K||19:56.1 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)|
Big Ten Championships (Nov. 1, 2015)
|Finish||7th (UA)||2014 Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)|
Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs
The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota
The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.
Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor
Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.