Nov. 3, 2012
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Three members of the Minnesota men’s cross country team finished in the top five of Friday’s Fall Finale in Collegeville including Blayne Dulian, who took home individual honors with a time of 25:01.00 in the 8k race.
Dulian, a sophomore from Coon Rapids, Minn., bested runner-up Mitch Kraft of Black Hills State by 14 seconds for the individual title while Minnesota redshirt freshman Alex Brend and junior Steve Sulkin crossed the finish line together at 25:18 with Brend just barely edging his teammate for third in the event.
Minnesota returns to action on November 9 at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo.
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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
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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.