Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Hilsen wins Fall Finale
Few men to race at the Jim Drews Invite on Saturday
2011 Junior Season: Did not compete
2010 Sophomore Season: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors member of the Gopher squad who finished 27th at the NCAA championships, where he finished 198th overall (32:07.5) and fifth on the team took 20th overall with a time of 21:22.4 at the BYU Autumn 4K Race came in at 25:20.0 (46th overall) at the Roy Griak Invite ran at the Pre-NCAA meet finishing 93rd overall, with a time of 24:57.4 for the Gophers took 30th (24:31.4) at the Big Ten Championships ran to a 39th place finish at the NCAA Midwest meet, posting a time of 31:05.66 in the 10K race earned his second letter.
2009 Redshirt Freshman Season: The Gophers' top runner (25:41.0), 27th overall, at Jim Drews Invitational team's number-five runner (26:06.5), 59th overall, in Griak Invitational an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2008 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Will be a junior in 2012 competes in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m.
High School: A 2008 graduate of Perham High School high school coach was Jeff Morris led Perham to back-to-back Minnesota Class A cross country titles in 2006 and 2007 2006 state cross country individual titlist (15:54.9) runner-up in 2007 15th as a sophomore when Perham finished fourth as a team five-time all-state performer on the track state runner-up in the 3,200 meters both his junior and senior seasons, sixth as a sophomore placed third in the 1,600 meters in 2008, fourth in 2007 four-time letterwinner in cross country and track 2008 Perham Athlete of the Year a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born April 11, 1989 civil engineering major son of Tim and Sheryl Lachwitzer has an older brother, Jeff enjoys fishing, hunting and camping.
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.