Bucknam, Opitz Lead Gophers to First Place at Blugold Invite
Sept. 21, 2012
The Golden Gopher women's cross country team stayed undefeated on the season, winning the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite to go 3-0. With a team score of 34, Minnesota stayed ahead of the host Blugolds.
"Those two did a great job," assistant coach Sarah Hesser said. "They took charge early, pushed the pace, and worked well together."
The Gophers enjoyed near-perfect racing conditions, with about 60-degree weather. The coaches were pleased with the way the team raced on the rolling terrain.
"Rebecca Rethwisch, a redshirt freshman, has really come a long way," Hesser said. "She raced 49 seconds faster than she did here last year. She showed a lot of toughness out there today after being a little under the weather this week. The seniors also ran well. They are the rocks of that group."