Erik Truedson
Erik  Truedson


Bemidji, Minn.

High School:



Gophers Finish Fourth in Season Opener

Gophers Finish Fourth in Season Opener


Gopher Men Finish 16th at NCAA Championships

Hassan Mead becomes first four-time All-American for Minnesota in cross country history


Gopher Men Finish 16th at NCAA Championships

Hassan Mead takes 34th and earns his fourth All-American accolade


Minnesota Set for NCAA Championships

Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday


Mead Wins Midwest Regional

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.


Lucas Adds to Resume in El Salvador

Lucas Adds to Resume in El Salvador

2/22/2018 - M. Cross Country

Gopher freshman Hunter Lucas finished 22nd at the 2018 NACAC Cross Country Championships in La Libertad, El Salvador.

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador

2/18/2018 - M. Cross Country

A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas finished 22nd on Saturday, covering the course in 27:08.0.

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - M. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

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