Sept. 30, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota men's cross country team moved up to fifth in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region rankings, according to a release by the organization earlier today.
The Gophers are coming off an eighth-place finish at the 28th Annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, totaling 231 team points including John Simons' sixth-place finish in the individual competititon.
Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Illinois and Oklahoma fill out the rest of the top five in first through fourth, respectively.
The weekly USTFCCCA national poll comes out Tuesday.
The Gophers return to action this Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
Gophers Announce 2016 Griak Hall of Fame Class
The 2016 Roy Griak Hall of Fame class will be honored during this year's Roy Griak Invitational, set for Saturday, Sept. 24.
Minnesota Finishes 18th in USTFCCCA Rankings
Among Big Ten programs, the Gophers stand second in the rankings behind only Michigan in 14th.
Bartnik, Brandt Recieve B1G Medal of Honor
This year, the conference is celebrating the 102nd anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.