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

Hasz sisters bring sibling competition to Division I races

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,...

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

Heat takes a toll on runners at Roy Griak Invitational

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...

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

Despite the heat, Minnesota has three runners finish top-15

Anthony Bryant
September 25, 2017

The weather on Saturday caused havoc at the Roy Griak Invitational, but three Minnesota runners fought through it together. Minnesota had three runners finish in the top 15 for the six-kilometer scorcher,...

Junior Derek Wiebke runs in the Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24, 2016 at Les Bolstad golf course.

Wiebke learns to love cross country

Anthony Bryant
September 21, 2017

Derek Wiebke ran track and field and cross country for much of his athletic career, favoring track and field initially. Since arriving to the University of Minnesota, he’s learned to love cross country. “At...

Runs in the family: Bit Klecker ready to raise bar for the Gophers alongside sibling

Erik Nelson
September 14, 2017

Running cross country and track and field is a way of life for Gophers freshman Bit Klecker.  Her mother competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics, her father ran cross country for the University of Wisconsin-Stout...

Redshirt Freshman Abby Kohut-Johnson competes in the Oz Memorial on September 8, 2017 at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Women’s cross country takes first in 18th annual Oz Memorial

Anthony Bryant
September 11, 2017

When there are people sitting out, somebody has to step up, and that’s exactly what the Gophers did Friday evening.  Despite Minnesota’s top seven runners from the Indiana Open last week not participating,...

Team of four freshmen compete in Oz Memorial

Anthony Bryant
September 11, 2017

The Gophers ran four unattached freshman Friday evening at the Oz Memorial meet at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.  Since runners typically don’t run back-to-back weeks, other runners had a...

Redshirt junior Madeline Strandemo runs in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Les Bolstad golf course.

Strandemo stands out as leader, top runner after walking on to team

Anthony Bryant
September 7, 2017

When Madeline Strandemo first came to Minnesota, she wasn't sure of everything. After an All-Conference second team selection and being the only Gophers runner to represent the team at the NCAA Championships,...

The Gophers women's cross country team prepares for the Indiana Open during the Intrasquad 5k on Sept. 1, 2017 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul.

Gophers finish second at Indiana Open as three runners finish top seven

Anthony Bryant
September 5, 2017

Three runners on the Minnesota women’s cross country team kicked off their 2017 seasons with a spark.  At the Indiana 5k Open Saturday, Bethany Hasz, her sister Megan Hasz and Madeline Strandemo...

Men’s cross country finishes second at IU Open

Anthony Bryant
September 5, 2017

The start of a new season always brings a little excitement in the air, and it was no different on Saturday when the Gophers got their season started. With a little excitement, some new faces and that...