The Minnesota Daily

Abby Kohut-Jackson impresses in first varsity year

Anthony Bryant

November 2, 2017

It's hard to find someone with more of a family connection to running than Abby Kohut-Jackson. Kohut-Jackson is a redshirt freshman on the women's cross country team. Both of her parents, Marian Kohut and David Jackson, raced in college, with her mom racing for a year at the University of Chicago and her d...

Gophers come in sixth at Big Ten Championships

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

Anthony Bryant

October 30, 2017

After their last performance propelled the team into the rankings, the Gophers looked to keep that momentum alive. The No. 18 Gophers finished sixth overall out of 12 teams at the 2017 Big Ten Championships at the IU Championship Cross Country Course in Bloomington, Indiana Sunday. Obsa Ali led the t...

Madeline Strandemo leads Gophers to runner-up finish at Big Ten Championship

Anthony Bryant

October 30, 2017

It was all smiles for the Gophers after Sunday’s race as the team left a huge statement on the course.   The No. 19 Gophers finished second overall at the 2017 Big Ten Championships at the IU Championship Cross Country Course in Bloomington, Indiana. Madeline Strandemo led the Gophers with a se...

After transferring from Iowa, Maria Eastman looks to grow with the Gophers

Anthony Bryant

October 26, 2017

For sophomore Maria Eastman, running cross country has been a journey filled with hard work and high hopes. After improving in each state race out of high school, she found herself on Iowa's cross country team. Since then, she has transferred to Minnesota and looks to make the travel squad by the en...

Gophers look to finalize Big Ten Championship roster after 10th annual Jack’s Twilight Run

Anthony Bryant

October 23, 2017

Runners at the 10th annual Jack's Twilight Run on Friday evening had extra incentive to leave an impression, as the Gopher women's cross country team used the results to finalize their roster in anticipation of the Big Ten Championship kick-off on Sunday. Sophomore Elyse Prescott (20:56.7) led the N...

No. 20 Women’s Cross Country takes 10th at Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational

Anthony Bryant

October 16, 2017

Madeline Strandemo and the Hasz sisters highlighted the ranked Gophers once again. No. 20 Minnesota finished 10th in the overall team standings for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational at the Badgers' Thomas Zimmer Championship Course Friday, led by top 25 performances from Strandemo, Megan Hasz, and...

With Big Ten Championships in sight, Gophers finish strong in Wisconsin Nuttycombe

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

Anthony Bryant

October 16, 2017

With the end of the season in sight, the Gophers proved that they are a force to be reckoned with heading into the postseason. Minnesota finished 12th in the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course Friday with an overall score of 413 points. Senior Obsa Ali led the w...

Three runners finish top eight in Greater Louisville Classic 5K

Anthony Bryant

October 2, 2017

Coming off of the hot and humid Griak Invitational, the Gophers made their way to Kentucky, facing cooler conditions and posting new personal records along the way. Minnesota finished fourth in the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, and five Gophers broke their own...

Hasz sisters bring sibling competition to Division I races

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

Anthony Bryant

September 28, 2017

The Hasz sisters have a different kind of competition: they compete to see who can outrun the other. Bethany and Megan Hasz are sophomore cross country runners for the Gophers from Alexandria, Minnesota, who aren’t just sisters, but twins. While they love the sport, the chance at beating their sis...

Heat takes a toll on runners at Roy Griak Invitational

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

Anthony Bryant

September 25, 2017

The temperature proved dangerous for those competing in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Multiple runners passed out due to heat after the three collegiate races, and an ambulance made trips from the race to the hospital. Despite the challenges in 90-degree heat, the Gophers placed fourth overall a...