The Minnesota Daily

Tentative approach costs women’s cross country

Adam Fink

September 16, 2002

The strategy for Minnesota women's cross country team at Saturday's Memorial "Oz" Run was simple: let Wisconsin dictate tempo for the first 3,000 meters, then take the lead for the final 3,000 meters. Somewhere along the way the Gophers' plan fell short, as Badgers runners took the top four spots and...

Inspirational captain aims for strong finish

Adam Fink

September 13, 2002

Minnesota women's cross country runner Jill Field's face broke into a big smile before trying to describe her role on the team. As one of three senior captains, Field is looking to break into the top seven runners - and a spot at the Big Ten Championship meet - during her final year of eligibility. "The last few years I...

Nagging injuries provide Hanson with new resolve

Adam Fink

September 12, 2002

It was the longest distance of his career, but the pain of a 17-mile run was far from the mind of Minnesota's men's cross country runner Neil Hanson. Following the two-hour run during the team's training camp two weeks ago, Hanson was excited for one reason: He had just witnessed the first positive ...