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

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

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, all within a few seconds of each other. With temperatures reaching around 90 degrees, No. 19 Go...

Wiebke learns to love cross country

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.

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 first I did cross country because I figured I was a track and field person, so I might as we...

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 and two of her siblings are collegiate runners.  Now, the Hopkins High School grad...

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

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

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, the Gophers still placed first overall in the team standings. Redshirt freshman Abby Kohu...

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 chance to participate with the Indiana Open happening last weekend. Freshman Hunter Lucas led the wa...

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

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.

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, everything has changed four years later. Strandemo became co-captain of the cross country te...

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

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.

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 all placed in the top seven, as the Gophers placed second overall in Bloomington, Indiana.  Bethany Hasz led the Gop...

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 same electricity, the race was underway.   The Minnesota men’s cross country team finished second at...

Strandemo improves by almost 100 places in NCAA Championship meet

Madeline Strandemo runs at the 15th Annual Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad golf course on Sept. 5, 2014.

Alyssa Hodenfield

November 22, 2016

Madeline Strandemo was the lone Gophers runner at the NCAA Championship meet over the weekend, and if she felt any pressure, she didn’t show it. The redshirt junior traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. over the weekend to compete on Indiana State’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course for the NCAA Champions...

Gophers cross country miss the mark to Nationals


Alyssa Hodenfield

November 16, 2016

The Minnesota cross country teams sent 14 runners to Iowa City, Iowa over the weekend to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, but only one runner will head to the national finals.The No. 26 women’s cross country team came in fourth overall with three top-15 finishes, but it was not enough to...