Thorpe
Siegmeier
Plasencia
Hopkins
Rider

Lyndsey Thorpe
Co-Director
thorp122@umn.edu

Zach Siegmeier
Co-Director
siegm011@umn.edu
Steve Plasencia
Men's Coach
plase001@umn.edu
Sarah Hopkins
Women's Coach
High School Director
hess0125@umn.edu
Jo Rider
Executive Specialist
rider003@umn.edu

The Golden Gopher men's and women's cross country programs will host the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights. One of the largest meets in the country, the Griak includes six collegiate races and four high school races and begins with the Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon III (Division III) Competition at 9 a.m.

On this page you will find all information you need for this year's event.


Griak
Roy Griak
The Legend
1923-2015
Roy Griak Remembered

2014 marked the 51st year of service to the University of Minnesota by legendary coach Roy Griak before his passing on July 9, 2015. Griak served as the head coach of the Minnesota men's cross country team from 1963-1996 and led the Gophers to three Big Ten titles (two cross country, one track & field). Griak remained on staff as an administrative assistant after handing over the reigns of the program to current Director of Men's Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia.


 

 

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