Oct. 30, 2011
Senior All-American Hassan Mead finished fourth overall at the 2011 Big Ten Cross Country Championships this morning with a time of 23:29. The Gophers scored a total of 104 points to finish in a tie for third with Michigan. No. 2 Wisconsin won the overall team title with 17 team points. The Badgers have now won the last 13 Big Ten Cross Country Championships. No. 7 Indiana finished second overall with 60 points.
Despite finishing in a tie for third place, all nine Gophers set new personal best times.
The Gophers will next run at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday November 12, at Northern Illinois University. Some team members will race at the Fall Finale on November 4.
Note: Mead was named to the First-Team All-Big Ten Conference Team
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.