Gophers Finish Fourth in Season Opener
Hassan Mead becomes first four-time All-American for Minnesota in cross country history
Hassan Mead takes 34th and earns his fourth All-American accolade
Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday
Gophers take fourth place
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six meets ran with the 16th-place Gophers at the NCAA Championships (32:35) raced in the Gophers' sixth position with a time of 32:53.85 as Minnesota earned fourth place at the Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships clocked Minnesota's fifth-best time (24:53) at the Big Ten Championships to aid the Gophers' third-place showing ran 24:59 at the Wisconsin Adidas 8K, fifth-best for Minnesota raced the Roy Griak Invitational as the Gophers' number-five runner, running 25:05.9 earned fourth place on the team and overall running 19:33 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four races during the season ran at the BYU Autumn 4M Race and finished 15th overall, with a time of 21:07.3 finished 89th overall (25:49.0) at the Roy Griak crossed the line in 111th place (25:09.2) at the Pre-NCAA 8K Race competed at the Big Ten championships and took 52nd overall with a time of 24:58.4 earned his second letter.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season
On the Track: Will be a redshirt freshman in 2011.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Bemidji High School high school coach was Ryan Aylesworth earned all-state honors in both cross country and track as a senior placed 21st at the 2008 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 46th as a junior finished fifth in the 3,200 meters (9:24.18) at state track meet notched an eighth-place showing in the 5,000 meters (15:18) at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals four-time letterwinner in cross country and track.
Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1991 intends to major in engineering or computer science parents are John and Stacy Truedson has two sisters Kim and Jenna hobbies include drawing and reading.
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