Aaron Bartnik finished fourth to earn All-Region honors.
GOPHERS CAREER 2015 team captain • 16 career races • two top-10 finishes • three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) • USTFCCCA All-Academic (2014) • three-year letter winner (2012, 2013, 2014).
2015 | REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON Will serve as team captain with Aaron Bartnik and Christian Skaret • opened the season at the Bill Timmons Dual Classic, helping the Gophers win the team title at the event • crossed the finish line at 19:08.8 and matched his top-career finish with a runner-up showing behind teammate Aaron Bartnik.
2014 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON Competed in five meets for the Gophers, factoring into the team scoring in all five meets • set new personal records for six, eight and 10 kilometer courses • opened the season with a runner-up performance at the Oz Memorial, a new personal-best finish • his Oz time of 19:05.0 was the fastest by a Gopher at the meet since Pieter Gagnon clocked a 19:04.58 in 2009 (also finished second) • finished 21st in the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:27.1 • finished 33rd at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:23.1, a new eight-kilometer personal record • placed 29th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 30:25.8, a 10-kilometer personal record • Academic All-Big Ten • USTFCCCA Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2013 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON Competed in five meets for the Gophers during the 2013, factoring into the team scoring in all five races • set a new personal 8K record at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, crossing the finish line at 24:34 to finish 138th • also posted a new career best finish at the Big Ten meet, placing 25th with a time of 25:03.1 • opened the season at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 25:18.3 to place 55th • came in 34th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:03.8 • closed out the season at the NCAA regional, placing 42nd with a time of 31:19.2 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.
2012 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Competed in five events for the Gophers as a redshirt freshman in 2012 • made his Minnesota debut at the Autumn Classic, finishing the four-mile course in 22:00.7 to place 46th • finished 49th overall at the Griak Invitational with a time of 25:58.4 • his time of 24:50 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational was his top eight-kilometer performance of the season • finished 51st overall at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 24:57 • closed out his season with a 46th-place performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional, crossing the finish line at 31:28.76 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned first letter.
2011 | FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011 • high school coaches were Becki Hanson and Andy Forbort • All-State honors in junior and senior years • won the individual state championship as a senior • 2010 Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year • two-time Academic All State • won the 2010 Griak Gold Division • finished second at the Nike Heartland Region • took 23rd at the Nike Cross Nationals.
PERSONAL Born on April 20, 1993 • son of Greg Zutz and Betsy Rock-Zutz • majoring in engineering • has one sister, Maria • enjoys camping, eating, being outdoors and spending time with friends/family.
Zutz's Career Bests
NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 14, 2014)
Big Ten Championship (Nov. 2, 2014)
Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)
Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)/Bill Timmons Dual Classic (Sept. 1, 2015)