Throughout camp, GopherSports.com will have regular reports coming directly from members of the team.
The Gophers hit five new personal records for eight-kilometer courses on Saturday between the two meets.
All five scorers for the Gophers posted finishes among the top-30 participants for the eight-kilometer course.
The 30th annual Roy Griak Invitational is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
Minnesota recorded a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes on the night, totaling 39 points as a team .
Sam Carlson Photo Gallery
2016 | JUNIOR SEASON
Did not compete during the 2016 season.
2015 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in three meets for the Gophers • ran a personal record for a six-kilometer course in his Gophers debut at the Oz Memorial, clocking a 19:30.8 to finish 12th overall • finished 50th at the Griak Invitational with a time of 26:03.9 • closed out the season with a new personal record for an eight-kilometer race, running 25:28.0 at the Pre-National Meet to finish 265th.
2014 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2014 season and competed in three events as an unattached runner • opened the year with a 19:48.9 at the Oz Memorial, finishing 15th in the six-kilometer race • finished 139th in the Griak Invitational, running unattached with a time of 26:57.0 • ran unattached at the Fall Finale and finished third overall with a time of 25:38.
A 2014 graduate of Bemidji High School • an honors student as a prep • the 2014 Senior Lumberjack Male Athlete of the Year • a five-time all-state honoree (Track: 2012-14. Cross Country: 2012-13) • a two-time captain for the cross country squad and a two-time team MVP • also earned MVP distinction for the Bemidji track and field program • holds Bemidji High School records for the 800 meters (1:54), the 1,600 meters (4:15), the 5,000 meters (15:47) and the 4x800 relay • earned a total of 18 letters at Bemidji (four in cross country, four in track, two in National Honor Society, two in jazz band, three in concert band and three academic letters • also played hockey for nine years including three years in high school.
Born July 3, 1995 • son of Mark and Mishel Carlson • has one brother and two sisters • plans to major in biology/genetics.
|Carlson's Career Bests|
|6K||19:30.8 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|8K||25:28.0||Pre-National Meet (Oct. 17, 2015)|
|Finish||3rd (UA)||Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)|
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
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
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.