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Bethany Hasz competes at the University of Minnesota Track and Field stadium on Friday, April 30.

Gophers cross country and track and field star Bethany Hasz returning for 2021-2022 season

by Michael Lyne
Published July 14, 2021
Hasz is utilizing the extra year of eligibility, which was granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to return for a sixth season.
Mens Cross Country, Oz Memorial Run on Friday, September 8, 2017.  (Photo/Craig Lassig)

Plasencia steps away from coaching after 25 years with the Gophers

by Michael Lyne
Published July 14, 2021
Plasencia served as the head coach for the men’s cross country program since 1996 and as an assistant coach for the Minnesota track and field program.
Bethany and Megan Hasz run side by side at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.  The Hasz twins finished first and second overall for Gopher womens cross country at the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational.

Women’s cross country finds success and optimism in odd season

by Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
Published March 26, 2021
Minnesota’s women’s cross country team finished second in the Big Ten and fifth at the NCAA Championships in 2021.
Bethany Hasz runs in the Jack Johnson Womens Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Amid a season of uncertainty, Bethany Hasz caps a long journey with Big Ten cross country title

by Brendan O'Brien
Published February 25, 2021
After not knowing if there would be a cross country season this year, Bethany Hasz won the individual Big Ten championship in January, the second to do so in women’s program history.
Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

Former UMN student-athlete carving out path in sport apparel

by Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
Published September 25, 2020
Sarah Klecker, who competed in cross country and track and field at the U, has designed apparel for wheelchair racing and even running in the frozen tundra.
Redshirt Junior Owen Hoeft approaches an intersection with his teammates at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sep. 6, 2019. Both Mens and Womens teams earned first place in the meet. 

Canceled season brings challenges, opportunities for cross country

by Brendan O'Brien
Published September 7, 2020

How Minnesota coaches and runners felt after hearing the 2020 cross country season was canceled can be summed by one simple phrase: disappointed but understanding. "It was a disappointment," men's head...

Gopher womens cross country prepares to run the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2019.

Women’s cross country has high hopes for 2020 fall season

by Brendan O'Brien
Published May 5, 2020

The status of fall collegiate sports is still up in the air, but the Minnesota women's cross country team is poised for a successful 2020 season, if it is to take place. Last season, the Gophers finished...

The Gophers begin their race at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Both Mens and Womens teams earned first place in the meet. 

For Hopkins, the pandemic presents an unusual, challenging time to be a coach

by Brendan O'Brien
Published May 5, 2020

For Sarah Hopkins, Gophers women's cross country head coach, the last few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic have been like running a marathon without knowing when the finish line will be. "Marathons are...

Redshirt Junior Abby Kohut-Jackson, right, competes in the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 6.

Gophers cross country finishes 28th at NCAA Championship

by Brendan O'Brien
Published November 25, 2019

The Minnesota women's cross country team ended the cross country season Saturday with a 28th place finish at the NCAA Championship meet hosted by Indiana State. The Gophers finished with 691 points, which...

Redshirt Sophomore Anastasia Korzenowski rounds a turn at the Les Bolstad Golf Course during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Minnesota cross country prepares for another NCAA Championship appearance

by Brendan O'Brien
Published November 21, 2019

The Minnesota women's cross country team will be one of 31 teams to compete in the final cross country meet of the season, this weekend's 2019 NCAA Championship. Coming into the season, head coach Sarah...