Owen Hoeft
Owen  Hoeft

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Golden Valley, Minn.

High School:
Hopkins


10/29/2017

Ali Earns All-Big Ten Honors, Gophers Finish Sixth

The Gophers totaled 142 points in the men’s eight-kilometer competition, which was hosted by Indiana at the IU Championship Cross Country Course.

10/13/2017

Ali Leads Gophers in Madison

The University of Minnesota men's cross country program returned to action with a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational.

09/02/2017

`U' Finishes Second at IU Open

Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.

11/09/2016

Minnesota Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

The women's six-kilometer race is slated for 11 a.m. CT with the men's 10-kilometer competition following at noon.

11/04/2016

Ali Adds Fall Finale Title

Ali continues a dominant history at the meet by the Maroon & Gold that dates back to David Van Orsdel’s win in 2006.

PRONUNCIATION:



2016 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted • opened the year with a 23rd-place showing at the four-mile Oz Memorial (20:59.0) • finished 234th at the eight-kilometer Roy Griak Invitational (28:15.4) • closed out the college season with a runner-up finish at the eight-kilometer Fall Finale (25:49) • also finished second at the 2016 Twin Cities 5K (14:57). 

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Hopkins High School • a five-time all-state honoree (twice in cross country, three times in track) and a four-time all-conference honoree (twice in cross country, twice in track) • served as captain of the cross country and track & field programs • 10-time letter winner at Hopkins (five in track, five in cross country) • high school teammates with fellow Gopher Hunter Staack • coached as a prep by Andrea Yesnes, Nick Lovas and Mike Harris • earned Academic Achievement honors all four years of high school and was Hopkins' 2016 Triple A Award winner. 

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 7, 1998 • native of Golden Valley, Minn. • son of Carson and Joelle Hoeft • one brother, Eli • father ran cross country and track for Minnesota and was an All-American in the 1,500 meters in 1990 • his most memorable sports experience were winning a state basketball title in seventh grade and competing at Nike Nationals • also enjoys fishing, hiking, biking, frisbee golf, beach volleyball and basketball.  

Hoeft's Career Bests
8K 25:49 (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 4, 2016)
Finish 2nd (UA) Fall Finale (Nov. 4, 2016)

MORE HEADLINES

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

Ali Breaks School 10K Record at NCAA Regional

11/10/2017 - M. Cross Country

Ali finished the 10-kilometer race at the ISU Cross Country Course in 29:23.06, besting Plasencia's 29:26.0 from the 1976 NCAA Championships.

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

'U' Heads to NCAA Midwest Regional

11/8/2017 - M. Cross Country

The Gophers return all five scorers from last year's Midwest Regional squad as the Maroon & Gold finished seventh with a total of 205 points.

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

Lucas Claims Fall Finale Title

11/3/2017 - M. Cross Country

Lucas’ title continues a stretch of success for the Maroon & Gold in Collegeville dating back to David Van Orsdel’s Fall Final title in 2006.

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