The Gopher men will run Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
The Gophers were led by their three senior captains -- Andrew Larsen, Derek Storkel and John Simons.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country program finished fourth at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships, totaling 136 team points.
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.
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.
Welch, Ali Lead Gophers at Griak
Welch, a redshirt junior from Proctor, Minn., battled his way to a second-place finish at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
2016 Griak Invitational Race Recaps
The Gophers host the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Course on Saturday.
Griak: Men's Gold Competition
The Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition is set to run at 12:20 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept 24 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.