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Bartnik paces Minnesota to third place

September 29, 2014

Despite humid weather, the Gophers performed well at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday. Minnesota finished third overall, led by a strong performance from redshirt junior Aaron Bartnik. Bartnik, who...

Lawrence gets off to quick start

September 25, 2014

“Redshirt freshman” and “fifth place” are two things that usually don’t appear in the same sentence. Don’t tell that to Charlie Lawrence. Lawrence placed fifth at the...

Coach Hopkins brings passion, fire to job

September 16, 2014

Sarah Hopkins has devoted a significant portion of her life to cross country. Starting as a student-athlete, she later transitioned to assistant coach and finally head coach of the Gophers women’s...

Minnesota wins first road meet of the season

September 15, 2014

It was only a matter of time before the Gophers captured their first victory of the season. Minnesota, led by redshirt junior Becca Dyson, scored 29 points and edged out BYU by six to win the BYU Autumn...

Healthy Bartnik looks to contribute to young team

September 11, 2014

For most high school runners, making it to cross country state competition is a feat they’ll never achieve. Then there’s Gophers junior Aaron Bartnik. Not only did Bartnik make the state tournament...

Same sport, vastly different teams

September 10, 2014

When comparing Minnesota’s women’s cross country roster to the men’s, it could look as if there is a mistake. The women’s team has nearly three times the number of runners as the...

Senior Ashlie Decker leads the pack Friday evening at the  Oz Memorial at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul. Decker won the women's race.

Decker dominates in season’s first meet

September 8, 2014

First-meet nerves didn’t seem to be a factor for redshirt senior Ashlie Decker, who dominated the Oz Memorial in her first official race since redshirting last season due to injury. Decker was in...

For Dyson, the sport is in the family

September 4, 2014

When one’s parents are both runners who met at the track, it’s a pretty good indicator of what the future will hold. Such is the case with Gophers redshirt junior runner Becca Dyson. “My...

Minnesota's Becca Dyson runs the final stretch of the Intrasquad 5K on Friday at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Redshirt juniors lead Gophers

September 2, 2014

Despite the weather threatening to cancel the Gophers’ first race of the 2014 season, the team managed to outlast the rain and unofficially begin their season. Heavy rain earlier in the day...