The 2014 Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition is set for 12:20 p.m. on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
A number of runners will make their first official appearance as Gophers this Saturday in California.
The junior from St. Francis, Minn., clocked a 19:05.0 to place second in the six-kilometer race.
Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.
The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.