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
Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach
True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.
Gophers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Led by eight Academic All-Big Ten honorees, the Gophers recorded a cumulative team grade point average of 3.43 – the program’s highest team GPA on record dating back to 1999.
Ali Qualifies for World Championships
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Ali entered the meet having set a Gophers record to win the Twin Cities 5K earlier this year (14:47) and also picked up an individual title at the Fall...