The Gopher men will run Friday at 7 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
Steve Plasencia has led the Gophers to three NCAA regional titles and 14 NCAA championship appearances.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country program finished fourth at the 2013 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships, totaling 136 team points.
Purdue will host this year's conference championship with the men's race scheduled for 9:45 a.m. CT on Sunday.
The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.
2012Junior Season: Competed in four races for the Gophers as a junior in 2012 made his season debut at the Autumn Classic, finishing 25th overall with a time of 21:15.6 clocked a 27:06.4 finish at the Roy Griak Invitational competed in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a time of 25:46 to finish 39th overall closed out his season at the Fall Finale, finishing fifth overall and third among Gophers runners with a time of 25:18.00.
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six meets raced in his first NCAA Championship meet, finishing fifth among the Gophers and their 16th-place team showing aided the Gophers' fourth-place showing as Minnesota's fifth-best Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships competitor, running a time of 32:29.59 ran Minnesota's sixth-best time of 24:53 to help the Gophers take third at the Big Ten Championships clocked 26:20.3 at the Roy Griak Invitational, tenth best for the Gophers placed eighth overall and sixth on the team running 19:42 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced at the BYU Autumn 4K Race taking 27th overall with a time of 21:39.0 came in at 19:39.33 (14th overall) in the Oz Memorial finished 124th at the Roy Griak Invite, with a time of 26:18.1 for the Gophers crossed the line in seventh place with a time of 24:53.5 at the Jim Drews Invite.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2009 cross country season.
High School: A 2009 graduate of York High School high school coaches were Joe Newton and Stan Reddol the Illinois 2009 Gatorade Runner of the Year a three-time all-state runner in cross country the Illinois Class 3A state runner-up as a senior (14:19) placed fifth as a junior and 15th as a sophomore team won state title in 2006, runner-up in 2007 and 2008 placed 23rd in the 2008 Foot Locker National Championship led York to state team track title in 2009 state champion in the 3,200 meters (9:03.91) and third in 1,600 meters (4:13.35) as a senior state runner-up in the 3,200 meters as a junior ran high school bests of 9:01 in the 3,200m and 4:08 in 1,600m earned three varsity letters in both cross country and track.
Personal: Born May 6, 1991 intends to major in math parents are Jim and Meg Sulkin has an older brother Mark, who runs at Aoura University, and a younger sister Julie.
Welch, Ali Lead Gophers at Griak
Welch, a redshirt junior from Proctor, Minn., battled his way to a second-place finish at Les Bolstad Golf Course.
2016 Griak Invitational Race Recaps
The Gophers host the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Course on Saturday.
Griak: Men's Gold Competition
The Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition is set to run at 12:20 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept 24 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.