Co-captain Tess Wasowicz checks in with GopherSports.com as the Gophers prepare to host the Griak Invitational next weekend
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
Women's CC photos of Tess Wasowicz
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran five races • ran a career-best 22:05.9 to place 29th overall as the fourth Gopher in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished as the 10th Gopher at the Griak Invitational (23:44.4) • finished 11th on the team at both the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:41.17) and the season-opening Oz Memorial (23:33.1) • finished 36th overall as the sixth female finisher at Jack’s Run (23:30.1) • served as an alternate at the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championship.
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran one race • made Gopher debut at the Oz Memorial 6K, finishing 28th overall and ninth on the team in 24:01.1.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: Two-time Illinois all-state cross country performer • finished 11th at 2012 Class 3A state meet with a personal best of 16:54 in the 3-mile race • won her second regional championship and finished fifth at the sectional to earn her third all-sectional medal • part of a state title, four regional titles and three sectional titles with Palatine • went on to finish 17th at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional (18:56.30) • on the track, ran on Palatine's 4x800m relay team that finished in the top four at three state meets • posted a 1,600m time of 5:02.10 at the 2012 state meet • 2012 Mid-Suburban League champion in the 800m, 1,600m and 4x400m relay, and a sectional champion in the 1,600m, 4x400m relay, and 4x800m relay.
Personal: Born June 16, 1995 • majoring in global studies • daughter of Ann Lawrence and Eric Wasowicz • has one brother • enjoys reading, skiing and cooking.
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.