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.
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.