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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 women's cross country at the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational.

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

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
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 Women's 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

Brendan O'Brien
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

Brendan O'Brien, Sports Reporter
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 Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet. 

Canceled season brings challenges, opportunities for cross country

Brendan O'Brien
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 women's 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

Brendan O'Brien
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 Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet. 

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

Brendan O'Brien
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

Brendan O'Brien
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

Brendan O'Brien
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...

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

Gophers see mixed results after Midwest Regional

Brendan O'Brien
November 18, 2019

In a crucial meet for extending the racing season, Minnesota's cross country program saw mixed results Friday morning at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in Stillwater, Okla.  After performing well...

Redshirt Sophomore Dawson Larance and Redshirt Senior Shane Streich approach an intersection during the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. 

Gophers look to extend their season at the NCAA Midwest Regional

Brendan O'Brien
November 14, 2019

Since the beginning of the cross country season, Minnesota has been focused on achieving its season goal of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Now that the NCAA Midwest Regional meet is here, the Gophers...