A native of Richfield, Minn., Obsa Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia’s 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.
The Gophers totaled 142 points in the men’s eight-kilometer competition, which was hosted by Indiana at the IU Championship Cross Country Course.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country program returned to action with a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational.
Competing at Les Bolstad Golf Course, Charlie Lawrence, Obsa Ali and Derek Wiebke were among the top-25 while Minnesota totaled 135 points in fourth place.
The women's six-kilometer race opens the competition at 6:30 p.m. CT with the men's four-mile race scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Letter Winner (2016)
2016 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in five meets • finished 32nd at the four-mile Oz Memorial (21:20.5) • came in 166th at the eight-kilometer Roy Griak Invitational (27:12.2) • posted eight-kilometer personal records in back-to-back meets -- finishing 163rd at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (25:43.5) and following up with a 39th-place showing at the Big Ten championships (25:30.7) • closed out the season with his NCAA debut, finishing 119th at the 10-kilometer NCAA Midwest Regional (32:43.2) • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter.
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2015 cross country season while competing in three meets as an unattached runner • opened the year with a 20th-place finish at the Oz Memorial, finishing in 19:51.9 • ran at the Griak Invitational and finished in 27:18.4 to place 138th • closed out the season with a fifth-place finish at the Fall Finale, clocking a 25:34.
Graduated from Mounds Park Academy in 2015 • a member of Mounds Park Academy’s 4x800 meter relay squad that won the 2014 MSHSL Class A State Championship • named an all-state honoree during the 2014 cross country season • seven-time all-conference honoree • helped Mounds Park Academy record a runner-up finish at the 2013 MSHSL Class A Cross Country Championships • earned a total of 10 athletic letters (four cross country, four track, two Nordic skiing) and was a four-year academic letter winner • ran cross country for coach Dan Ethier and track for coach Bev Docherty• appeared on the Honor Roll every semester of high school • Science Award/Scholarship honoree • member of the National Honor Society.
Born May 31, 1997 • native of Roseville, Minn. • son of Michael and Charlotte Ferlic • has two brothers, Nolan and Mason • brother, Mason, ran cross country and track at Michigan • grandfather, Rollie Seltz, was an All-American basketball player at Hamline (1942-46) and played professional basketball with the Anderson Packers and the Waterloo Hawks (1946-51).
|Ferlic's Career Bests|
|10K||32:43.2||NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 11, 2016)|
|8K||25:08.8||IU Open (Sept. 2, 2017)|
|6K||19:51.9 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|Finish||5th (UA)||Fall Finale (Nov. 6, 2015)|
Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional
11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country
Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.
'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional
11/8/2017 - M. Cross Country
The Gophers return all five scorers from last year's Midwest Regional squad as the Maroon & Gold finished seventh with a total of 205 points.
Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title
11/3/2017 - M. Cross Country
Lucas’ title continues a stretch of success for the Maroon & Gold in Collegeville dating back to David Van Orsdel’s Fall Final title in 2006.