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.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.