Senior Eric Pierce once again was the top finisher for the No. 13 Golden Gophers when he finished in 18th place with a time of 25:03, his best time of the season. Sophomore Joey Corr of Redmond, Wash. was the next finisher for Minnesota when he took 51st place with a time of 25:36.
The University of Wisconsin picked up their fifth individual Roy Griak Individual title in six years as they took top honors with 86 points. Brigham Young University took a distance second with 133 points and Northern Arizona rounded out the top three with 143 points. No. 5 Oregon took fourth place with 172 points.
The Men's Gold race individual winner was Steve Fein of Oregon who ran a winning time of 24:13. Jay Driscoll of Portland took runner-up honors with a time of 24:23, while senior Jay Schoenfelder of Wisconsin took third place with a time of 24:24.
The Men's Maroon Race team winner was Minnesota State, Mankato with 72 points, just 2 points over Wisconsin- LaCrosse, who had 73 points. North Dakota State took third place with 191 points.
The individual winner for the Men's Maroon Race was Mark McKeown, who was running unattached with a time of 25:03. Matt Hoyt, also running unattached, took second place with a time of 25:16 and Minnesota senior Jeremy Polson, running as an unattached runner, took third place with a time of 25:23.
Other Golden Gopher finishers include: sophomore Andrew McKessock (92nd) with a time of 26:06; senior Josh Brang (94th) with a time of 26:07; Jason Owen (106th) with a time of 26:15; Nate Clay (114th) with a time of 26:18; freshman Scott Utne (174th) with a time of 27:03; senior Chuck Smith (191st) with a time of 27:29; freshman Erik Quam with a time of 28:03, and freshman Will McComb with a time of 28:58.
The Golden Gophers will travel to Eau Claire, Wis., on Oct. 8 to take part in the Blue/ Gold Invitational.
Click here for results of the men's Maroon and Gold races.