Sept. 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota men's cross country program maintained its position in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association regional poll, announced by the group today. The Gophers remain sixth in the Midwest Region following an off weekend.
This week's regional poll remained stagnant in positions 1-6 with Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Missouri and Kansas sitting in front of Minnesota.
The Gophers return to action on Sat., Sept. 28 with the 28th annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. Minnesota will honor legendary coach Roy Griak for his 50 years of service to the University of Minnesota at the event. The athletic department will also host a celebration for Griak on Thursday, Sept. 26 at TCF Bank Stadium. Learn more by visiting the Golden Gopher Fund.
Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach
True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.
Gophers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
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
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...