Nov. 16, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Following a tie for fifth at the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional in Ames, Iowa on Friday afternoon, the University of Minnesota men's cross country team was unsuccessful in its bid for an at-large berth to the 2013 NCAA Championships on Saturday, subsequently ending the Gophers' 2013 season.
Minnesota was led by a pair of senior captains who earned NCAA All-Region honors in Ames in Andrew Larsen (18th, 30:51.6) and Derek Storkel (23rd, 31:02.7). Regional honors, which will officially be announced next week, are awarded to the top 25 finishers from each regional.
Larsen and Storkel are the first Gophers to earn All-Regional honors since 2010 when Ben Blankenship, Mike Torchia and Pieter Gagnon earned distinction.
Wieland, Wiebke Earn Academic All-America
A three-time Academic All-American, Wieland represented the Maroon & Gold on the Second Team while Wiebke picked up his first career honor as a Third Team selection.
Mead Wins USATF 10,000 Meters
Mead’s title on Friday snapped Galen Rupp’s streak of eight consecutive USATF 10,000 meter championships.
Six Gophers Set for USATF Championships
The best track & field athletes in the country will compete to qualify for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London Aug. 4-13.