Thorpe
Siegmeier
Plasencia
Hopkins

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

2017 Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame Class Announced

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.

 

 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition Preview

9/21/2017

Sixteen NCAA Division I programs and more than 200 competitors will line up to start the Merrill Fischbein Men’s Gold Competition on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Roy Griak Invitational.

Gophers Host Griak Invitational on Saturday

9/20/2017

The Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Competition is set for 12:10 p.m. CT at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers Remember Steve Hoag

9/19/2017

Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.

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