Hilsen wins Fall Finale
Seven members to comepte at Fall Final
Gophers finish ahead of four higher ranked teams
2011 Senior Season: Ran in one meet paced all Gophers at the Oz Memorial 6k with 19:25.16, finishing third overall
2010 Junior Season: Finished second overall and first for the Gophers at the Oz Memorial, with a time of 19:18.94 came in at 159th overall (21:15.44) at the Roy Griak Invite competed at the Jim Drews Invite and finished 16th overall with a time of 25:10.9.
2009 Sophomore Season: Competed in two meets Gophers' fourth runner (19:37.72) on Oz title team, placing 11th overall.
On the Track: Will be a junior in 2011 competes in the mile, 800m, 1,500m and 3,000m.
High School: A 2007 graduate of Lakeville South High School high school coach was Mike Mader All-Lake Conference honoree in cross country and track as a senior earned eight varsity letters, three in cross country, two in track and two in Nordic skiing.
Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1988 civil engineering major parents are Jerry and Jane Volz has a younger sister Michelle, who is a freshman on the Gopher women's cross country/track team spent one year attending Colorado School of Mines served as a team manager for the Gopher men's track team in 2009 enjoys playing golf and trekking through the Boundary Waters.
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.