Minnesota placed ninth in the team standings at the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational
Minnesota placed 12 runners in the top 20 at the season-opening Oz Memorial Run Friday
Minnesota officially opens the 2016 season at Les Bolstad Course this Friday
Madeline Strandemo, Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, Bailey Ness, and Danielle Anderson made up the top five in the 5K race
Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season
2015 • Sophomore Season: Ran unattached at four races.
2014 • Freshman Season: Ran six races • finished as the overall runner-up at the Oz Memorial, racing unattached (22:32.7) • made her Gopher debut at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile, finishing 16th overall and seventh on the team in 18:43.6 • finished fourth on the team at the Griak Invitational in 22:25.2 • finished sixth for the Gophers and eighth overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:14.54 • led the Gophers in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, running a career-best 21:40 for 22nd place overall • finished eighth for Minnesota at the Big Ten Championships in 22:07.8 for 86th overall • named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.
High School: A 2014 graduate of East Ridge High School • 11-time letterwinner in cross country (six) and track & field (five) • two-time all-state and five-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in cross country • finished 21st at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to lead East Ridge to a state runner-up team finish • 2013 and 2011 Suburban East Conference cross country champion • two-time Minnesota Class AA state track & field championship participant in the 4x800m relay, taking 14th as a junior and fourth as a senior • three-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in track & field • 2011 Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m • holds East Ridge school records in the 4K (13:58), mile (5:13), two-mile (10:57), and 4x800m relay (9:22) • placed 37th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals in 18:15.3 • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 12, 1996 • daughter of Laura and Lloyd Ness • has one older brother, Ryan, who ran cross country and track at Minnesota State • father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 • major is retail merchandising.
Gophers to Split for Two Meets
Minnesota will compete at two meets at Notre Dame and UW-Eau Claire this Friday.
Gophers Earn Top-10 Finish
Minnesota placed ninth in the team standings at the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational.
2016 Griak Invitational Race Recaps
The Gophers host the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Course on Saturday.