Jan. 23, 2013
During his final season coaching Gopher cross country and track, many local and national organizations are honoring Gary Wilson for his dedication to his sports. Recently, the University of Minnesota's M Club and the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) both recognized the long-time Gopher coach.
The M Club inducted Wilson and presented him with a letter jacket and pin at the Jack Johnson Classic this past weekend. The M Club is made up of people who have earned a letter playing a sport for the Gophers, as well as honorary recipients including coaches.
The MDRA presented Wilson with the Lanin Award for Distinguished Service at its annual party on Saturday. The award recognizes excellence and longstanding service to the Minnesota running community. The MDRA exists to promote safe, healthy participation in running. It provides training programs as well as the RunMinnesota magazine.
Wilson announced his retirement in September. He will continue coaching through the outdoor track and field season.
Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week
The Minnesota women's track & field team competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday.
Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday.
Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m
Minnesota takes home the 4x1600m relay to win its first Drake Relays title since 2013