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
Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs
The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.
Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota
The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.
Plasencia Earns USTFCCCA Honor
Steve Plasencia has been honored as the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.