Gophers Move Up to Third in Regional Rankings
Alex Brend

USTFCCCA Rankings

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota men’s cross country team moved up to third in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region poll after being ranked fourth in the organization’s preseason regional rankings.

The Gophers are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Oz Memorial where five men’s cross country runners combined for 90 team points at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Redshirt freshman Alex Brend paced the Gophers with a 6th-place finish and a time of 19:23.40. Sophomore Blayne Dulian (12th, 19:40.61) and redshirt freshman Christian Skaret (14th, 19:47.25) also posted top-15 finishes for Minnesota.

Oklahoma State tops the Midwest Region poll, followed by in-state rival Oklahoma. Tulsa, the preseason No. 3 program that was jumped by Minnesota in this week’s poll, sits in fourth while Iowa State rounds out the regional top-five.

Next up for Minnesota is the Autumn Classic on Friday, Sept. 14 in Provo, Utah. No. 3 BYU hosts Friday’s four-mile race while Utah Valley, Idaho State and San Bernardino Valley are all slated to compete.

###


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2/10/2017

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

2/4/2017

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...

Gophers Trio Head to USATF Meet

2/2/2017

Hamza Ali, Alec Basten and Nick Rink will compete in the men's junior eight-kilometer race on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics