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Minnesota cross country starts championship season with Big Ten Championships

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 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 145 points in a packed field. While the Gophers finished seventh overall, they were one point awa...

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

Sarah Mai

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 applying to and interviewing with several medical schools, Dock's top four choices are Duke,...

Minnesota cross country hosts important meets for program

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.

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 last Friday, and Rocky's Run is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10. Both meets are open to the publi...

UMN women’s cross country motivated heading into championship season

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

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 came out of the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational with higher expectations for the rest of the seaso...

Cross country runs final meets before championship season

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.

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 in Madison, Wisconsin. Minnesota came into the meet ranked 18th in the country and finished ...

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

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.

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 or the Roy Griak Invitational earlier in the season due to an extended track and field season, a...

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

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

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 summer and the early part of the season. It didn't keep her from training completely, but it was fr...

For women’s cross country, Thomsen embodies team culture

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

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 one of the team's runners who most represents this philosophy. Thomsen was a Division I caliber runner, b...

Minnesota cross country sees strong weekend showing

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. 

Brendan O'Brien

October 7, 2019

Minnesota's cross country program had a strong showing in the second straight weekend of competition for both the men's and women's teams. On the women's side, the Gophers finished ninth overall against a competitive field at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational on Friday with 265 points. Utah took...

Minnesota cross country given short period to prepare

Redshirt Junior Maria Eastman sprints for the finish line during the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.  The Minnesota women's team placed third in the Division 1 race.

Brendan O'Brien

October 3, 2019

After competing at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28, Minnesota's cross country teams have only a few days until they compete again this upcoming weekend. Coming off of a third-place finish at last weekend's meet, the women's team travels down to Indiana Friday to compete in the Joe P...