Eric Colvin
Eric  Colvin

RS Junior

Lake Elmo, Minn.

High School:


Ali Adds Fall Finale Title

Ali continues a dominant history at the meet by the Maroon & Gold that dates back to David Van Orsdel’s win in 2006.


Gophers Open Weekend in Madison

The Maroon & Gold finished 22nd among the talented field, totaling 540 points.


Colvin Preparing for Life after Athletics

Athletics has a way of bringing people together.


Welch, Ali Lead Gophers at Griak

Welch, a redshirt junior from Proctor, Minn., battled his way to a second-place finish at Les Bolstad Golf Course


Welch Leads Gophers in Opener

Minnesota finished second in the four-mile race with 51 points, trailing only No. 10 Wisconsin at 25 points.


Roy Griak Invite

2016 Griak CC Race


Eric Colvin Photo Gallery

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• 11 career races 
• Two top-10 finishes
• One career win
• Letter winner (2015)

• 2015 Jim Drews Invitational (8K)

Competed in five meets including his Big Ten and NCAA debuts • opened the season by helping the Gopher win the Bob Timmons Dual Classic, finishing 22nd with a time of 20:12.5 • helped the Gophers repeat as team champions at the Jim Drews Invitational, winning the individual title at 24:42.38 • made his Big Ten debut with a 33rd-place finish and a time of 24:17.2 • finished 100th in his NCAA debut at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 32:05.1, helping the Gophers qualify for the NCAA championships for the first time since 2011 with a runner-up finish • placed 227th at the NCAA championships with a time of 32:31.1 • earned first letter • also won the 2015 Twin Cities 5K (outside of collegiate competition) with a time of 14:58.


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.

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
10K 32:05.1 NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 13, 2015)
8K 24:17.2 Big Ten Championships (Nov. 1, 2015)
6K 19:56.1 (UA) Oz Memorial (Sept. 6, 2013)
Finish 1st Jim Drews Invitational (Oct. 17, 2015) 


Mead Set for IAAF World Championships


The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.

Gophers Announce 2017 Schedule


The 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational highlights the 2017 Gopher men’s cross country schedule with the Maroon & Gold slated to compete in seven events heading into the NCAA...

Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America


A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.

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