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
Minnesota finished second in the four-mile race with 51 points, trailing only No. 10 Wisconsin at 25 points.
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• Two career races
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2015 cross country season while competing in two races as an unattached competitior • 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|
|8K||27:49.4 (UA)||Griak Invitational (Sept. 26, 2015)|
|6K||19:40.6 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|Finish||15th (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Six Gophers Set for USATF Championships
The best track & field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London Aug. 4-13.