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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.

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

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...

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.

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

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 —...

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 starts championship season with Big Ten Championships

Brendan O'Brien
November 4, 2019

Minnesota's cross country program competed in the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio as the women's team finished seventh and the men's team finished eighth. The women's team finished with...

Sarah Mai

Gophers’ Dock, Greenlund balance cross country with medical school aspirations

Brendan O'Brien
November 2, 2019

Minnesota cross country runners Carissa Dock and Lindsey Greenlund have both enjoyed the busy 2019 season despite the added stress that both of them face as they look to their future in medical school.  After...

The Gophers men's cross country team merges with the field at the beginning of the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. The men's team placed 7th in the Division 1 race.

Minnesota cross country hosts important meets for program

Brendan O'Brien
October 28, 2019

As the Minnesota cross country teams prepare for the upcoming championship season, the Gophers host two important meets for its program: Jack's Twilight Run and Rocky's Run. Jack's Twilight Run took place...

Redshirt Junior Kelsey Sather sprints to cross the finish line of the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 6.

UMN women’s cross country motivated heading into championship season

Brendan O'Brien
October 24, 2019

Earlier in October, Minnesota's women's cross country team traveled to Notre Dame, Indiana, for what head coach Sarah Hopkins referred to as the team's second important meet of the season. The Gophers...

The Gophers men's cross country team merges with the field at the beginning of the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. The men's team placed 7th in the Division 1 race.

Cross country runs final meets before championship season

Brendan O'Brien
October 21, 2019

Minnesota's cross country program spent one last weekend competing on the road before the beginning of championship season. The Gophers women's team competed in the Nuttycombe Invitational on Friday afternoon...

The Gophers men's cross country team merges with the field at the beginning of the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. The men's team placed 7th in the Division 1 race.

Basten embracing success at Minnesota, named Big Ten Athlete of the Week

Brendan O'Brien
October 17, 2019

Entering the 2019 cross country season, redshirt junior Alec Basten expected to build off a successful year in cross country along with track and field. However, Basten did not compete in the Oz Memorial...

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

After dealing with early-season injury, Kohut-Jackson contributes to Gophers cross country

Brendan O'Brien
October 14, 2019

While the start of a new cross country season can be exciting for many runners, September was a challenging month for redshirt junior Abby Kohut-Jackson. Kohut-Jackson dealt with an injury throughout the...

Redshirt Sophomore Jaycie Thomsen competes in the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 6.

For women’s cross country, Thomsen embodies team culture

Brendan O'Brien
October 10, 2019

Minnesota's women's cross country team has always focused on building a culture based on developing every member of the team to become the best runner they can be. Redshirt sophomore Jaycie Thomsen is...