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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.

Canceled season brings challenges, opportunities for cross country

<p>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. </p>

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 coach Steve Plasencia said. "I felt like the guys we have together this year was a good group, and it's ...

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

<p>Gopher women's cross country prepares to run the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2019.</p>

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 28th out of 31 at the NCAA Championship with a seventh place finish in the Big Ten. The Gophers e...

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

<p>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. </p>

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 long enough and hard enough when you know it ends," Hopkins said. "To have a situation like this wher...

Gophers cross country finishes 28th at NCAA Championship

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

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 placed them 28th out of 31 competing teams. Coming into the championship meet, the Gophers were rank...

Minnesota cross country prepares for another NCAA Championship appearance

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)

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 Hopkins and the runners for the Gophers said one of the team's primary goals was to qualify for the N...

Gophers see mixed results after Midwest Regional

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

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 throughout the season and at the regional meet, the women's team earned an at-large bid to compete a...

Gophers look to extend their season at the NCAA Midwest Regional

<p>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. </p>

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 are a little closer to seeing the goal come to fruition.  The Midwest Regional is the second me...

Despite losing key members of last season’s team, cross country remains successful

Redshirt Sophomore Anastasia Korzenowski holds the lead during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 6. Both Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet.

Brendan O'Brien

November 11, 2019

Coming into the 2019 season, the Gophers women's cross country team knew different runners would need to step up to help the team continue its success.  In 2018, the Gophers advanced to the NCAA Championship meet for the second consecutive season. Coming off of the championship meet appearance, the Gophe...

Women’s cross country still has its early season goals in front of them

Redshirt Sophomore Anastasia Korzenowski holds the lead during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 6. Both Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet.

Brendan O'Brien

November 7, 2019

Earlier in the cross country season, Minnesota women's head coach Sarah Hopkins outlined how she wanted the season to go for her runners.  Hopkins compared the team's three regular season meets — the Roy Griak Invitational, Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational and Nuttycombe Invitational — to mi...