Griak
Wilson
Plasencia
Hopkins
Rider
Roy Griak
Co-Founder
1923-2015
Gary Wilson
Executive Director
Co-Founder
wilso003@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


Roy Griak Remembered

2016 Hall of Fame Class Announced

The Golden Gopher men's and women's cross country programs will host the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 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.

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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