Gophers Finish Fourth in Season Opener
Hassan Mead becomes first four-time All-American for Minnesota in cross country history
Hassan Mead takes 34th and earns his fourth All-American accolade
Race begins at 11:08 am on Monday
Gophers take fourth place
2011 Sophomore Season: Competed in six meets ran with the 16th-place Gophers at the NCAA Championships (32:35) raced in the Gophers' sixth position with a time of 32:53.85 as Minnesota earned fourth place at the Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships clocked Minnesota's fifth-best time (24:53) at the Big Ten Championships to aid the Gophers' third-place showing ran 24:59 at the Wisconsin Adidas 8K, fifth-best for Minnesota raced the Roy Griak Invitational as the Gophers' number-five runner, running 25:05.9 earned fourth place on the team and overall running 19:33 at the Hornet Jamboree 4-mile
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in four races during the season ran at the BYU Autumn 4M Race and finished 15th overall, with a time of 21:07.3 finished 89th overall (25:49.0) at the Roy Griak crossed the line in 111th place (25:09.2) at the Pre-NCAA 8K Race competed at the Big Ten championships and took 52nd overall with a time of 24:58.4 earned his second letter.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season
On the Track: Will be a redshirt freshman in 2011.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Bemidji High School high school coach was Ryan Aylesworth earned all-state honors in both cross country and track as a senior placed 21st at the 2008 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 46th as a junior finished fifth in the 3,200 meters (9:24.18) at state track meet notched an eighth-place showing in the 5,000 meters (15:18) at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals four-time letterwinner in cross country and track.
Personal: Born Feb. 5, 1991 intends to major in engineering or computer science parents are John and Stacy Truedson has two sisters Kim and Jenna hobbies include drawing and reading.
‘U’ Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff
A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.