March 19, 2012
Adam Zutz and Aaron Bartnik finished fourth and fifth at the NACAC championships. Both clocked in at 19.44 to claim fourth and fifth place in the 6k race for the United States. The event took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday.
The pair qualified in February by placing second and third in the 8k junior race at the 2012 USA Cross Country Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
Volunteer assistant coach Chris Rombough finished 13th in the men's senior 8k race with a time of 25:45.97. He ran to fourth place finish in the 12k, at the national championships to qualify for Team USA.
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.