Gophers Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships
Oct. 28, 2012
The Golden Gopher cross country team finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich. As she has all season, Laura Docherty paced the team. She finished ninth individually.
"You always want to beat people," assistant coach Sarah Hesser said. "We were hoping to pick off a few other teams, but we certainly didn't underperform."
"She did a heck of a job," Hesser said. "She got passed by a few kids at the end, but she has come so far since the start of her career. She's making strides every meet, and she has good racing sense. She could have a chance to race some of the same girls at the national meet."
"We maybe went out a little too hard at the start," Hesser said. "But I'm proud of the way the girls ran. We will need to tweak a few things for regionals, but nothing drastic."
Minnesota will start preparation for the Midwest Region Championships. The region meet is set for Friday, Nov. 9, in Springfield, Mo. Earlier in the week, the Gophers will host Rocky's Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m.