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.
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.