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.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals
Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Blankenship Punches Ticket to Olympic Final
Ben Blankenship (1,500) and Hassan Mead (5,000) will run in Olympic finals on Saturday night.