Gophers Close Weekend at Wisconsin

Go Gophers! Derek Storkel led Minnesota this weekend in Madison.
Go Gophers!
Derek Storkel led Minnesota this weekend in Madison.
Go Gophers!

Oct. 19, 2013

Championship Race Result | Open Race Results

MADISON, Wis. – The No. 22 University of Minnesota men’s cross country team finished 29th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday among a stacked field of Division I programs.

The Gophers tallied 629 team points at Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course behind Derek Storkel’s pacing. The senior led a small pack of Gophers with a 95th-place finish (24:20), one second ahead of Andrew Larsen in 97th (24:21).

Marcus Paulson crossed the finish line in 24:31 to finish in 127th while Adam Zutz came in 138th with a time of 24:34. Alex Brend came in 172nd with a time of 24:49 to close out Minnesota’s scoring.

Other Gopher finishers included Riley Macon (211th in team standings, 229th overall, 25:19), Steve Sulkin (224th in team standings, 247th overall, 25:32), John Simons (257th overall, 25:41) and Blayne Dulian (278th overall, 26:23).

Northern Arizona earned the team title with 121 points while Kemoy Campbell of Arkansas finished first individually at 23:10.


 

 

Minnesota also had several runners compete in the event’s open race with Christian Skaret setting the tone in 15th (24:59). Bob Nicolls finished 18th with a time of 25:04 while Aaron Bartnik edged teammate Cole O’Brien for 30th and 31st, respectively. Bartnik came in at 25:21 while O’Brien crossed the line in 25:29.

The Gophers return to action on Nov. 3 with the Big Ten Championships in West Lafayette, Ind.

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