The Maroon & Gold finished fourth at the Big Ten championships, totaling 119 points behind three All-Big Ten runners.
The Maroon & Gold finished 22nd among the talented field, totaling 540 points.
Welch, a redshirt junior from Proctor, Minn., battled his way to a second-place finish at Les Bolstad Golf Course
Minnesota finished second in the four-mile race with 51 points, trailing only No. 10 Wisconsin at 25 points.
Throughout camp, GopherSports.com will have regular reports coming directly from members of the team.
• Two career races
2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2015 cross country season while competing in two races as an unattached runner • placed 18th at the Oz Memorial with a time of 19:48.4 • finished 148th at the Griak Invitational, clocking a time of 27:27.8.
Graduated from Waseca High School in 2015 • six-time USATF All-American, five-time AAU All-American, two-time Hershey All-American • won a total of seven individual state titles as a prep (six in track & field, one in cross country) and was a 19-time all-state honoree (five cross country, 14 in track & field) • helped Waseca High School to MSHSL Class A track & field state titles in 2012 and 2015 • helped Waseca win the 2015 title with three individual state track & field championships (800 meters, 1,600 meters, 4x400 meter relay) as a senior • also won the 2014 MSHSL Class A state cross country individual title during his senior season • won three-straight state titles in the 1,600 meters (2013-15) and two-straight 800 meter titles (2014-15) • won a total of 20 conference titles • set five school records as a prep • competed for cross country coach Gary Meurer and track & field coach Dave Abel • also played basketball and was a three-time all-conference honoree, a two-time Waseca County News Player of the Year and a 1,000-point scorer • earned a total of 16 letters at Waseca (six cross country, six track & field, four basketball) • member of the National Honor Society • graduated with academic distinction (4.013 GPA) • won the 2015 U.S. Army Midwest Distance Classic 800 meters with a personal record of 1:49.73 – the seventh fastest high school time in the country in 2015 • finished fifth in the 800 meter finals at the 2015 USATF Junior Championships • won gold in the intermediate 1,500 meters and silver in the 3,000 meters at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.
Born Sept. 19, 1996 • native of Janesville, Minn. • son of Jeff and Dolores Streich • has one sister, Allison, and one brother, Cole • father ran track and cross country at Golden Valley Lutheran College and Minnesota State, Moorhead • mother played basketball at Golden Valley Lutheran College and also ran track and cross country at Golden Valley Lutheran College and Minnesota State, Moorhead • sister played basketball at Rockhurst University (2010-14) • lists winning the 2015 MSHSL Class A State Championship with Waseca High School as a senior as his favorite sports experience.
|Streich's Career Bests|
|8K||27:27.8 (UA)||Griak Invitational (Sept. 26, 2015)|
|6K||19:48.3 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|Finish||18th (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Six Gophers Set for USATF Championships
The best track & field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London Aug. 4-13.