Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.
The Maroon & Gold combined for 205 points at Friday’s 10-kilometer race in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Maroon & Gold finished fourth at the Big Ten championships, totaling 119 points behind three All-Big Ten runners.
The Maroon & Gold finished 22nd among the talented field, totaling 540 points.
Welch, a redshirt junior from Proctor, Minn., battled his way to a second-place finish at Les Bolstad Golf Course
Joey Duerr Photo Gallery
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Letter Winner (2016)
2016| REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in five races • opened the year with a 21st-place showing at the four-mile Oz Memorial (20:51.7) • improved his eight-kilometer personal record in three-straight meets -- finishing 88th at the Roy Griak Invitational (26:25.1), 168th at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (25:49.0) and 46th at the Big Ten championships (25:38.3) • made his NCAA debut with a 61st-place finish at the 10-kilometer NCAA Midwest Regional (31:33.7) • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter.
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2015 cross country season while competing in two races as an unattached competitor • opened the season at the Oz Memorial with a 15th-place finish and a time of 19:40.6 • finished 167th at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 27:49.4.
Graduated from Chaska High School in 2015 • six-time all-state honoree (three cross country, three track) • eight-time all-conference honoree (three cross country, three track, two Nordic skiing • finished second at the 2014 MSHSL Class 2A Cross Country Championships behind Gophers classmate Connor Olson • set four school records • earned a total of 12 letters as a prep (four cross country, five track, three Nordic skiing • competed for Nate Foss, Jesse Longly and Kyle Zygarlicke at Chaska High School • earned the AP Scholar Award and was an academic all-state honoree.
Born Sept. 2, 1996 • native of Chaska, Minn. • son of Sallie and Michael Duerr • has one sister, Anne • father ran track at Minnesota State (1981-95) • lists breaking nine minutes in the 3,200 meters and helping Chaska to its best-ever finish at the state cross country in 2014 as his most memorable sports experiences.
|Duerr's Career Bests|
|10K||31:33.7||NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 11, 2016)|
|8K||25:38.3||Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30, 2016)|
|6K||19:40.6 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|Finish||15th (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
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Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.
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Join fellow cross country fans and running enthusiasts for Fan Fest at the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Course this Saturday