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Red shirt freshman Courtney Alama competes in Jack's Twilight Run at Les Bolstad golf course on Friday. Alama was the second female finisher in the race dedicated to late Minnesota equipment manager Jack Johnson.

Minnesota hosts meet after dark

Thomas Jaakola
October 26, 2015

Freshman Abby Kargol was the first women’s runner to cross the finish line Friday evening at Jack’s Twilight Run, finishing in 25th place overall with a time of 23:06.5.    Redshirt...

Zutz leading Minnesota in final season

Thomas Jaakola
October 22, 2015

Redshirt senior Adam Zutz is heating up when his team needs him the most.   The team captain is fresh off of a career-best 8-kilometer time of 23:53.1 at the Pre-National Meet in Kentucky last weekend,...

Redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz approaches the finish line of Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

Berkholtz getting stronger

Thomas Jaakola
October 15, 2015

Redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz is looking to find her best running form again as the Gophers transition into the latter part of their season.   Berkholtz has run with more strength in the middle of...

Redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz approaches the finish line of Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday Sept. 11, 2015.

Gophers fourth at meet in Louisville

Thomas Jaakola
October 5, 2015

Running through rain, wind and mud, the No. 23 University of Minnesota women’s cross country team took fourth place out of 30 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic early Saturday morning.    Redshirt...

 Kaila Urick runs the final stretch of the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course last year on Sept. 27.

Gophers look ahead to long season

Tommy Jaakola
October 1, 2015

The women’s cross country team has started their 2015 season off strong, highlighted by their recent third-place finish this past Saturday at the Griak Invitational, which was their best...

Junior Haley Johnson runs the final stretch of the Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad on Saturday. Johnson placed twelfth as an individual and the women's team placed third overall.

Women third in Griak

Tommy Jaakola
September 28, 2015

The women’s cross country team came into the 2015 Griak Invitational planning to finish in the top three, and they succeeded.  The Gophers finished in third place behind Michigan State and Boise...

Patience pays off for three runners

Tommy Jaakola
September 24, 2015

Patience has been a big factor in the brief University of Minnesota cross country careers of redshirt freshmen Tamara Gorman, Courtney Alama and Patty O’Brien.    All three redshirted their...

Roy Griak

Griak to take place without namesake

Tommy Jaakola
September 22, 2015

The 30th running of the annual Roy Griak Invitational will take place this weekend at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, but for the first time ever, its namesake won’t be in attendance.   Longtime...

Sophomore Obsa Ali approaches the finish line of the Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

After move from Ethiopia Ali discovers how to run

Tommy Jaakola
September 15, 2015

Obsa Ali didn’t have any intentions of becoming a runner until his freshman year in high school, when his track coach casually asked him if he could run two laps around the track without stopping.    Ali...

Sophomore Obsa Ali approaches the finish line of the Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

Women’s team wins first meet of season

Tommy Jaakola
September 14, 2015

Redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz led wire to wire and finished in 21:48.3, winning the individual title at the annual Oz Memorial. The Gophers also defeated No. 1 Iowa State at the four-team meet by a score...