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 Kaila Urick runs the final stretch of the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course last year on Sept. 27.

Gophers look ahead to long season

October 1, 2015

The women’s cross country team has started their 2015 season off strong, highlighted by their recent third-place finish this past Saturday at the Griak Invitational, which was their best...

Junior Haley Johnson runs the final stretch of the Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad on Saturday. Johnson placed twelfth as an individual and the women's team placed third overall.

Women third in Griak

September 28, 2015

The women’s cross country team came into the 2015 Griak Invitational planning to finish in the top three, and they succeeded.  The Gophers finished in third place behind Michigan State and Boise...

Patience pays off for three runners

September 24, 2015

Patience has been a big factor in the brief University of Minnesota cross country careers of redshirt freshmen Tamara Gorman, Courtney Alama and Patty O’Brien.    All three redshirted their...

Roy Griak

Griak to take place without namesake

September 22, 2015

The 30th running of the annual Roy Griak Invitational will take place this weekend at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, but for the first time ever, its namesake won’t be in attendance.   Longtime...

Sophomore Obsa Ali approaches the finish line of the Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

After move from Ethiopia Ali discovers how to run

September 15, 2015

Obsa Ali didn’t have any intentions of becoming a runner until his freshman year in high school, when his track coach casually asked him if he could run two laps around the track without stopping.    Ali...

Sophomore Obsa Ali approaches the finish line of the Oz Memorial race at Les Bolstad Golf Course on Sept. 11, 2015.

Women’s team wins first meet of season

September 14, 2015

Redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz led wire to wire and finished in 21:48.3, winning the individual title at the annual Oz Memorial. The Gophers also defeated No. 1 Iowa State at the four-team meet by a score...

Anderson returns as key runner

September 10, 2015

If it weren’t for one of her middle school teachers, Danielle Anderson might not be running cross country.   But she was recruited for her middle school’s team, and the redshirt sophomore...

Team captain and Junior Haley Johnson competes in Friday's women's cross country instrasquad meet at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Berkholtz leads team at intrasquad tune-up

September 8, 2015

The women’s cross country team began their 2015 season with their traditional intrasquad race, and leading the pack was redshirt senior Liz Berkholtz.   Berkholtz led the Gophers as she ran...