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Women finish third, men seventh at Griak Invitational

Redshirt Sophomore Hunter Lucas sprints for the finish line at the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. The Gophers' men's team placed 7th in the Division 1 race.

Brendan O'Brien

September 30, 2019

On a day with nearly perfect running conditions, Minnesota's cross country program hosted the 34th annual Roy Griak Invitational Saturday morning, as the women's team finished third and the men's finished seventh. On the women's side, the Gophers were led by redshirt sophomore Anastasia Korzenowski with a ti...

For Minnesota, the Roy Griak Invitational is more than a cross country meet

Roy Griak. Courtesy of Gopher Sports.

Brendan O'Brien

September 26, 2019

For the 34th time in history, Minnesota's cross country program will host the Roy Griak Invitational this Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.  The meet is named after Roy Griak, the head coach of the Minnesota men's cross country and track and field teams from 1963 to 1...

Anticipation building for Gophers heading into Griak Invitational

Bethany and Megan Hasz finished first and second overall at the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Brendan O'Brien

September 22, 2019

After a three-week period between meets, Minnesota's cross country program is back in action  Saturday, Sept. 28 for the 34th annual Roy Griak Invitational. The women's team is looking to repeat the success they had at this meet last season. Then-junior Bethany Hasz finished first overall on the wo...

Korzenowski ready for success in 2019 cross country season

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

September 19, 2019

At the beginning of the season, Head Coach Sarah Hopkins and the rest of the women's cross country team at Minnesota knew different runners would need to step in and be leaders for the team throughout the fall. Redshirt sophomore Anastasia Korzenowski is one of the early candidates to do so this seas...

Despite success, Gophers cross country not satisfied with start to 2019 season

Redshirt Junior Owen Hoeft approaches an intersection with his teammates at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on Friday, Sep. 6. Both Men's and Women's teams earned first place in the meet.

Brendan O'Brien

September 15, 2019

The Gophers' cross country program had a successful start to its season as the men's and women's teams both finished in first place at the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 6.  Both teams are also in the middle of a three-week period until the next meet of the season: the 34th annual Roy Griak Invitatio...

Gophers’ Kelsey Sather brings leadership, positivity to women’s cross country team

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

September 12, 2019

It's 7 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and runners on the women's cross country team are preparing for an early morning workout. Despite most of the runners being tired or groggy, redshirt senior and co-captain Kelsey Sather brings a different energy. "She's always there smiling, [saying] 'Good morning! H...

Gophers cross country dominates at the Oz Memorial

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

September 9, 2019

Minnesota's cross country program could not have asked for a better start to their season as both the men's and women's teams won the 20th annual Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Golf Course Friday night. On the men's side, the four-mile race came down to a tight finish for first place between three of ...

Gophers ready to open cross country season

Bethany and Megan Hasz run side by side at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29.  The Hasz twins finished first and second overall for Gopher women's cross country at the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational

Brendan O'Brien

September 5, 2019

Classes are not the only thing beginning this week for the Minnesota Gophers’ Cross Country teams.  The men’s and women’s cross country teams open up the season Friday with the Oz Memorial meet at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Both teams finished first at the meet last season. On the women’s si...

Minnesota track and field program enters a new era

Babatunde Jinadu

April 18, 2019

The 2018-19 season has brought several changes for the track and field program at the University of Minnesota. It started when former women’s team head coach Matt Bingle was named director of men's and women's track and field and cross country at the University of Minnesota. According to Bingle, Minne...

Women’s cross country team places 29th at NCAA Championships

Patty O'Brien, who had a top-20 finish runs the course. Teammates and sisters Bethany and Megan Hasz finished first and second overall for Gopher women's cross country at the 33rd annual Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Babatunde Jinadu

November 19, 2018

Weather forecasts on the night before race day predicted three to five inches of snow in Madison, Wisconsin for this year's NCAA Cross Country Championships. The Minnesota women’s cross country team had raced on Wisconsin's course earlier in the season, however not in the snowy conditions that they'd fa...