Nov. 16, 2011
Minnesota senior Hassan Mead has earned his third U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Midwest Region Athlete of the Year award, the USTFCCCA announced today. Mead captured the NCAA Midwest Regional title this past weekend, in DeKalb, Ill. Mead covered the 10k course in 31:16.87 to finish first overall for the Gophers.
The Minneapolis native has now won this award three times in his career. He picked up this honor in 2008 and 2009 after winning the Midwest Regional.
The Two-time All-American and his No. 19 Golden Gopher teammates compete at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, Nov. 21, in Terre Haute, Ind. The national meet will be broadcasted live on a webcast through NCAA.com.
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.