Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the 2014 season Saturday
Several Gophers ran season or career-best times at Les Bolstad Course Saturday night
The top four Gophers record career-best times at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational
The No. 26 Gophers compete at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • ran six races • placed among the top eight Gophers at four meets • finished as the seventh Gopher and placed 25th overall at the Oz Memorial 6K in 24:03.4 • was the 14th Gopher at the Griak Invitational in 24:24.2 • ran a season-best 23:04.3 as the second Gopher in 21st overall at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite • clocked a 23:49 in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished sixth on the team and 12th overall at Jack's Run in 23:15.1 • placed 19th overall as the eighth Gopher at Rocky's Run (24:33) • Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Raced in six meets • ran a career-best 22:46.5 at Jack's Run as the fifth Gopher in seventh overall • came in eighth on the team in 23:30.1 at the Neubauer Invitational • was the 10th Gopher finisher at Rocky's Run in 24:12 in 18th overall • raced in the first three meets of the season, posting 6K times of 24:01.3 (Oz Memorial), 23:14.7 (Griak Invitational) and 23:24.19 (Blugold Invitational).
2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran her season-best time of 23:37.35 at the Blugold Invite, finishing 59th • the team's 13th finisher (83rd overall) at the Neubauer Invitational (23:56.2) • raced at six meets overall.
2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was Jorjean Fischer • lettered all four years in high school • participated in the state high school cross country championships from 8th-12th grades • also competed and lettered in Nordic skiing and track • two time all-state selection for cross country • National Honor Society member • honor graduate.
Personal: Born October 31, 1992 • double-major in entrepreneurial management and marketing with a Spanish minor • daughter of Jack and Margie Ferguson • has a brother named Sam • enjoys music, movies and reading.
Gophers Ready for 2016 Campaign
Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.