Joey Duerr
Joey  Duerr

RS Sophomore

Chaska, Minn.

High School:


Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Midwest Regional

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.


Ali Leads Gophers in Madison

The University of Minnesota men's cross country program returned to action with a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational.


Three Gophers Post Top-25 Marks at Griak

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.


`U' Finishes Second at IU Open

Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.


Ali, Lawrence Repeat All-Region Honors

The Maroon & Gold combined for 205 points at Friday’s 10-kilometer race in Iowa City, Iowa.


Joey Duerr Photo Gallery

Joey Duerr Photo Gallery


• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Letter Winner (2016) 

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. 

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)


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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