Pieter Gagnon  
Pieter Gagnon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Washburn

Experience:
1 Letter


11/16/2013

Gophers End Season After Regional

Minnesota was led by a pair of senior captains who earned NCAA All-Region honors in Ames in Andrew Larsen (18th, 30:51.6) and Derek Storkel (23rd, 31:02.7).

11/14/2013

Minnesota Heads to Ames for NCAA Regional

Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.

10/31/2013

Gophers Set for Big Ten Championships

Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.

09/26/2013

Gophers Host 28th Annual Griak

Minnesota is coming off its first-ever team Griak title in 2012 with four of its scorers returning this year.

02/25/2013

Gophers Earn 2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors

Minnesota fielded a team grade point average of 3.079 this season as one of eight Big Ten schools to earn All-Academic honors - only the Big East had more institutions honored this season with nine.

Golden Gopher Career Notes: Competed in 2010 NCAA West Prelims in the 10,000 meters.

2011 Junior Season: Competed in six meets this season • represented Minnesota at the NCAA Championships, finishing second for the Gophers and 60th overall (30:40) • raced the second-best time for the Gophers (31:37.79) at the Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships, good for 15th place overall • earned 16th place overall and second on the Minnesota squad at the Big Ten Championships, running his season-best 8K in 24:17 • ran the Wisconsin Adidas 8K in 24:32 as the Gophers' number-two runner • placed 19th overall and second on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational, racing 24:34.9 • won gold at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile with, dashing a 19:28

2010 • Sophomore Season: Took sixth at the BYU Autumn race with a time of 20:37.8 • finished 15th overall , (24:42.9) at the Roy Griak Invite • placed 51st, at the Pre-NCAA race running a time of 24:35.3 • took 17th (24:09.6) at the Big Ten Championships • crossed the line in 18th place at the NCAA Midwest race with a time of 30:26.20 • finished the season at the NCAA championships in 168th overall and a time of 31:46.1 • Academic All-Big Ten Team • earned his first letter.

2009 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed on Gophers' 24th-place NCAA squad, finishing fourth on the team (31:15.1) and 135th overall • team's number-four runner at NCAA Midwest Region and Big Ten Championships • team's top runner (19:04.58) on Oz title team; finished second overall • an Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2008 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Will be a sophomore in 2011 • advanced to NCAA West Prelim in 10,000 meters • varsity letterwinner.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Washburn High School • high school coaches were Noelle Palmer and Sarah Gusafson • placed third (15:44.5, 5K) at the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships • 2007 sectional and Minneapolis City Conference medalist • clocked a personal best of 15:37, placing 19th at the 2007 Foot Locker Midwest Region Championship • placed 22nd in state meet as a junior, 90th as a sophomore • two-time all-state honoree his senior track season • placed third in the 3,200-meter run (9:21.81) and eighth in the 1,600 meters (4:24.15) • competed in both those events at state as a junior • graduated second in his class.

Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1989 • intends to major in mechanical engineering • son of James Gagnon and Rebecca Fillmore • has one brother, Charles • enjoys videography.