High School

College/University Race Information

Date Saturday, September 26, 2015
Site University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course - Directions
Larpenteur Ave. and Cleveland, St. Paul (2275 W. Larpenteur Ave.)
Participating Teams Click Here
Box Assignments Click Here
Time 8:55 a.m. National Anthem
  9:00 a.m. Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon III (Division III) Competition
  9:50 a.m. Women's Maroon II (Division II) Competition
  9:55 a.m. Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon III Awards
  10:40 a.m. Men's Maroon III (Division III) Competition
  10:45 a.m. Women's Maroon II Awards
  11:30 a.m. Men's Maroon II (Division II) Competition
  11:31 a.m. Presentation of Honorary Referees
  11:35 a.m. Men's Maroon III Awards
  12:10 p.m. Presentation of Flag & National Anthem
  12:20 p.m. Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold (Division I) Competition
  12:25 p.m. Men's Maroon II Awards
  12:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Presentation
  1:20 p.m. Jack Johnson Women's Gold (Division I) Competition
  1:25 p.m. Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Awards
  1:55 p.m. Goldy's Kids Run
  2:10 p.m.  National Anthem
  2:25 p.m. Larry Zirgibel High School Boys' Gold Competition
  2:30 p.m. Jack Johnson Women's Gold Awards
  2:31 p.m. Special Presentation by Gary Wilson
  3:15 p.m. Gary Wilson High School Girls' Gold Competition
  3:20 p.m. Larry Zirgibel High School Boys' Gold Awards
  4:05 p.m. High School Boys' Maroon Competition
  4:10 p.m. Gary Wilson High School Gold Awards
  4:55 p.m. High School Girls' Maroon Competition
  5:00 p.m. Boys' High School Maroon Awards
  5:45 p.m. Girls' High School Maroon Awards
Distance Men: 8,000 Meters - Maroon & Gold Competitions
  Women: 6,000 Meters - Maroon & Gold Competitions
Entry Fee $350.00 (per gender). NO REFUNDS. Entry fee may be mailed to the address below or brought to the meet. Unattached runner’s fee will be $30.00.  Any club team that runs 5or more must pay the team rate -  NO EXCEPTIONS.
Entries Entries (rosters) are due on THURSDAY, September 17 by midnight.  You will be charged $100/day late fee if you  miss the September 17 deadline.  Colleges, universities and unattached individuals, please use the following link to register:  http://www.wayzataresults.com  click on online entries; click on cross country.
Mailing Address University of Minnesota
Bierman Athletic Building, #240
Attn: Jo Rider, Executive Assistant
516 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Course Inspection Friday, September 25 - 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Course will be marked with painted lines and directional signage.  Large course maps will be posted at awards stand.

Pick up packets from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 25 or 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, at the clubhouse.  Please bring correct change.

Chip Timing



Women’s & Men’s Competition Unlimited Entries - Seven (7) will be scored.  NCAA rules will apply. Unattached runners will run in the Division II Maroon Races for both the women and men.  All club teams must run in the DII Race.  Teams may run up a Division.  If your school gives any Athletic Aid, you must run in the Division I or II races.

Meet Results Unofficial results will be posted on the Awards Stand board, available as soon as they are tallied and recorded. Official results will be produced and available in Driving Range Building. You will also be able to obtain official results at www.gophersports.com
Awards Top 7 of winning team in each Division
Top 3 teams in each Division
Top 20 individuals in each Division
Top Individual in each Division - Special Trophy
Award Presentation

Award ceremony for the Maroon and Gold competitions will be held at the Awards area. Please be on time!!!!

Sports Information

SID Contact (men) - Brian Deutsch - 612-626-4011 - deuts060@umn.edu

SID Contact (women) - Mandy Hansen - 612-626-9394 - hans1758@umn.edu

Dressing Facilities Please use your hotel rooms to dress. Shower facilities will not be provided.

Team vans:  Gibbs Farm Lot and Robbie Soccer Stadium.  Go 1 block east of the course – take a left – enter parking lot for Gibbs Farm/Soccer Stadium.  Back up location remaining spots in the Golf Course Main Lot.                             

Team Busses: Parking will be in Parking Lot 55 on the St. Paul Campus. Drop team off at the golf course. Continue West on Larpenteur Ave. – take a left on Eustis St.; left on Como Ave. – right into Gate 24 for Lot 55.

Spectator Parking

S101 (on the corner of Cleveland and Commonwealth) and the Gortner Ave. Ramp.  Shuttles will transport to the golf course.  Park at your own risk on the city streets.


Display clocks at mile and 3K for the Women's and High School races.

Display clocks at mile, 3K and 5K for the Men's races.

Bad Weather Policy Click Here

Trainers will be at the course on the day of the race.  Doctors will be on call.  EMT on site.  Click here for the letter to athletic trainers.  MEDICAL INFORMATION should be readily available on all your athletes - allergies, medical conditions, etc., & parental releases to treat.

Course Description Rolling hills and grassy terrain the entire course.
Tent Rental

Dawn Westermann - 952-346-0102 (o), 763-559-6210 (direct) - Dwestermann@ue-mn.com

Future Roy Griak Invitationals 
2016 - September 24, 2016
2017 - September 23, 2017
2018 - September 29, 2018
2019 - September 28, 2019
For Additional Information
Gary Wilson, Executive Director of the Griak Invitational 
(C) 612-518-7575; email: wilso003@umn.edu  
  Sarah Hopkins, High School Director, Women's Cross Country Coach
Office Phone: 612-624-2058; email: hess0125@umn.edu
  Steve Plasencia, Men's Cross Country Coach
Office Phone: 612-624-0592; email: plase001@umn.edu
  Jo Rider, Executive Specialist
Office Phone: 612-625-6063; email: rider003@umn.edu
Other Important Things to Know
  • Please have your team stay off the greens.  No team tents on fairways.
  • The National Anthem will be sung at 8:55 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • The course is clearly marked in alleys-White
  • Display clocks at 1K, mile and 3K for the Women’s and High School Races.
  • Display clocks at the 1K, mile, 3K and 5K for the Men’s Races
  • Wear bib numbers on front.
  • Please have runners run over the chip mats – keep moving through the chute to the back
  • No dogs or other pets are allowed on the Golf Course Grounds.  No bikes or wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and baby strollers) are allowed on the Golf Course Grounds. 
  • A university vendor will be selling food and beverages to spectators and athletes
  • NO shower facilities will be provided!
Sponsoring Hotels and Contact Information

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
1101 4th Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Official Site
Contact: Kevin Szozda at 612-367-5966
Rate: $99  


DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis North
2200 Freeway Blvd.  Minneapolis, MN  55430
Official Site
Contact:  Elizabeth Kappler at 763-489-2568
Rate:  $99 + Tax

  Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
1330 Industrial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Official Site
Contact: Karen Meier at 612-331-6827
Rate: $92 + Tax
  Holiday Inn St. Paul East
2201 Burns Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55119
Official Site
Contact: Cori Erickson at 651-731-220 (direct) or 651-731-4501 (sales office)
Rate:  $104 + Tax – Includes breakfast

Crown Plaza Minneapolis West
313 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
Official Site
Contact: Brandon Bolduc at 763-559-6262
Rate: $79 / $99 with breakfast

Quality Inn and Suites Mall of America
814 American Blvd. E. Bloomington, MN 55420
Official Site
Contact: Kevin Stadler, General Manager at 952-854-5558
Rate: $84 includes breakfast
Radisson Hotel Bloomington by Mall of America
1700 East American Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55425
Official Site
Contact: Carey DeVillers, Sales Manager at 952-854-8700
Rate: $109
Note: $15 reduced rate at the Waterpark of America
Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott
7800 Bloomington Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55425
Official Site
Contact: Kelly Wynn, Sales Manager at 952-876-4221
Rate: $99/$109
For groups of 10 or more that are using Roseville Hotels, please contact Shannon Hirstein at 877-980-3002 or shirstein@visitroseville.com.
  Country Inn & Suites
2905 Snelling Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 628-3500 or (800) 456-4000
  Courtyard by Marriott
2905 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 746-8000 or (800) 321-2211
  Days Inn
2550 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-6730 or (800) 329-7466
  Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3045 Centre Pointe Dr N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-7869 or (800) 228-2800
  Holiday Inn Express
2715 Long Lake Rd.
Roseville, MN  55113
(651) 636-5800 or (800) 451-7258
  Motel 6
2300 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 639-3988 or (800) 466-8356
2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-4567 or (800) 444-6835
  Residence Inn by Marriott
2985 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-0680 or (800) 331-3131
  Super 8
2401 Prior Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-8888 or (800) 800-8000
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