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.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

5/25/2017

Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.

Griak Golf/Bike Event Set for June 26

5/2/2017

This year’s event will kick off with both the golf and bike events starting at 1 p.m. followed by a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC

3/26/2017

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.

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