Behind top-10 performances from Charlie Lawrence, Evan Ferlic and Connor Olson, the Maroon & Gold totaled 50 points in the eight-kilometer race.
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.
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
• Letter Winner (2016)
2016 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Competed in four meets • opened the year with a 27th-place finish at the four-mile Oz Memorial (21:15.8) • posted eight-kilometer personal records in back-to-back races -- finishing 178th at the Roy Griak Invitational (27:21.1) and 38th in the open race at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (25:54.4) • closed out the season with a 79th-place performance at the eight-kilometer Big Ten championships (26:15.6) • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter.
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||25:54.4||Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational (Oct. 14, 2016)|
|6K||19:48.3 (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
|Finish||18th (UA)||Oz Memorial (Sept. 11, 2015)|
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