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.
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...