Marcus Paulson  
Marcus Paulson


Sussex, Wis.

High School:

2012• Sophomore Season: Competed in four events for the Gophers and factored into Minnesota's team score in each race• opened the season at the Autumn Classic, finishing 16th overall with a time of 20:39.9• finished 15th overall at the Griak Invitational, crossing the finish line at 25:09.5• posted his personal best 8-kilometer at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational at 24:29• closed out his sophomore season at the Big Ten Championship, finishing 42nd overall with a time of 24:34• letter winner.

2011 •Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six meets • placed fourth among Gophers at the NCAA Championships, racing 31:11 • ran fourth for the Gophers at the Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships in 32:29.43, helping the Gophers earn fourth place as a team • clocked his season-best 24:31 at the Big Ten Championships, good for fourth on the team and 29thoverall • competed at the Wisconsin Adidas 8K with a time of 24:41, the fourth-best for Minnesota • raced as the Gopher's sixth-best runner at the Roy Griak Invitational, running 25:05.9 • earned fifth place team and overall honors at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile with 19:34

2010 • Redshirted: Redshirted the 2010 Cross Country season.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Sussex Hamilton High School • high school coaches were Andy Bosley and Stephen Schmidt • state champion at the 2009 Wisconsin Division 1 cross country meet with a time of 15:41.0 • qualified for the Nike Cross Nationals • finished second in the 3,200m and third in the 1,600m at the 2010 Wisconsin Division 1 state track meet • a six-time Greater Metro Conference champion • set school records in 800, 1,600, and 3,200m • a WIAA Scholar Athlete • a National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born Oct. 16, 1991 • undecided on a major • son of Chuck and Sue Paulson • has a younger sister, Ashlyn • parents both ran cross country and track at UW-Stevens Point • enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.