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Gophers runner sees early homecoming at UMN

Redshirt sophomore Olivia Hummel, center, runs during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Babatunde Jinadu

September 20, 2018

Olivia Hummel is not a freshman, but she is a fresh face for the No. 24 Gophers women’s cross country team, and she looks poised to run in a key spot for them this year.  Her path to the team was not as straightforward as others; the Woodbury, Minnesota native ran one season at the University of Dayton...

Men’s cross country team wins Greeno-Dirksen Invitational in Nebraska

Redshirt Junior Connor Olson holds the lead during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Babatunde Jinadu

September 17, 2018

A week ago, the Minnesota men’s cross country team finished first among four teams at the Oz Memorial meet. The team was back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the annual Greeno/Dirksen Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The race served as an important preview for the Gophers as it was held ...

Running together: the power duo on the Gophers cross country team

Sophomore Megan Hasz holds the lead during the Oz Memorial on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Babatunde Jinadu

September 13, 2018

While most siblings have a close bond, few have a relationship as close and as successful as Minnesota’s own Megan and Bethany Hasz.  The Hasz sisters, who are twins, seemingly do everything together, including winning championships on the cross-country course.  "We’ve always been clos...

Gopher Cross Country teams open the season on top

Babatunde Jinadu

September 8, 2018

   On September 7th, the University of Minnesota men’s and women’s cross country teams raced at Les Bolstad Golf Course on a warm Friday night in the annual Oz Memorial meet. The No. 24 Gophers Women’s cross country team finished with a team score of 15 points to win the title.  Lead by junior Megan ...

Gophers finish 19th at NCAA Championship

Freshman Bethany Hasz runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Anthony Bryant

November 20, 2017

With a young team and high hopes, the Gophers returned to the NCAA Championship after a year removed for the last race.  Minnesota finished in 19th place Saturday, Nov. 18 at the NCAA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. Bethany Hasz led the way for the team with a 70th-place finish and a time of...

Gophers finish third at NCAA Midwest Regional, head to Nationals

Megan Hasz competes at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Anthony Bryant

November 13, 2017

The Gophers looked to grab hold of their spot in the upcoming race with the cross country NCAA Championships. Minnesota finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday in Ames, Iowa to secure its bid for the NCAA Championships. The No. 13 Gophers were led by Megan Hasz who finished fifth overall w...

Minnesota ends its season with fifth place finish

Obsa Ali competes during the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Anthony Bryant

November 13, 2017

Every good thing must end, and for the Gophers, that good thing ended over the weekend.  The Gophers finished fifth at the 2017 Midwest Regional Friday in Ames, Iowa, ending the team’s season. Senior Obsa Ali led the way for the team with a time of 29:23.06 on the 10 kilometer course and a 13t...

Once coached by his mother, Charlie Lawrence looks to end college career on high note

Charlie Lawrence competes at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Gold Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Anthony Bryant

November 9, 2017

With the season winding down and the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday, Charlie Lawrence will prepare for the final leg of his cross country career. Born and raised in Foley, Minnesota, he’s come a long way from the times when his mother, Mona Bommersbach, would coach him at Foley High School.  “It was certa...

Unattached runners lead the way in Fall Finale

Charlie Lawrence competes at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Gold Course in St. Paul on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Anthony Bryant

November 6, 2017

With the NCAA Midwest Regional just around the corner, the Gophers' freshmen and unattached runners showed off what they can do on the course.  Unattached freshman Hunter Lucas became the 11th consecutive individual champion for the Gophers at the eight kilometer Fall Finale on Friday in Colleg...

Gophers race to honor Rochelle “Rocky” Racette

RS Senior Sarah Klecker competes in the Gopher's final home race of the season on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Anthony Bryant

November 6, 2017

After a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships last Sunday, and with the Midwest Regionals a week away, the Gophers switched gears to host their 37th annual Rocky’s Run Sunday at Les Bolstad Golf Course, where they compete for a cause close to the team. Rocky’s Run is a six kilometer open race...