Gopher freshman race in Trinadad, Romobough 13th in Nation
Zutz, Bartnik finish second, third at USA Cross Country Championships
Chris Rombough is in his second season as the volunteer assistant coach for the Golden Gopher men's cross country team. Rombough completed a successful Minnesota running career as a six-time All-American. He was the first three-time NCAA cross country All-American in Gopher cross country history and added three national citations in indoor track.
A four-time NCAA Cross Country Championships competitor, Rombough led the 2007 squad to an eighth-place team finish, the third best in Minnesota history. His highest individual NCAA finish was 14th as a sophomore in 2006.
Rombough captured the Big Ten cross country title in 2006. On the track, he won the 2008 title in the 10,000 meters and helped the Gophers to four team titles indoor/outdoor during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
A native of Fremont, Wis., Rombough graduated from Minnesota in May of 2010 with a coaching/communication studies major.
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.