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Cross country runner Erin Reidy.

Reflections on a learning and rebuilding cross country season

by Claire Duchesne
Published January 18, 2024
The cross country teams reflect on a promising future despite falling short of a bid to nationals.
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
Coaches and athletes are finding ways to make the most of a fall filled only with training.
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
With the state of fall sports in question, the Gophers are preparing for a season three years in the making.
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
Hopkins continues to try and motivate her runners with hopes of a fall season.
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
Redshirt junior Abby Kohut-Jackson was the top runner for Minnesota, finishing 110th.

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