Monday, November 30, 2009

Gopher's 10th at NCAA's!!

We just returned from the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute,
Indiana where the gophers placed 10th in the country! The team was ranked 13th
entering the meet and improved on the ranking to make it 5 straight years with a
top 12 team finish. Only one other team in the country, fellow Big Ten power
Illinois, has finished in the top 12 for the past five years (they finished 12th
on Monday).

Coach Wilson talks to flotrack about the streak:

Senior All-American Megan Duwell had a historical day for Minnesota finishing
7th, the highest any gopher has finished in school history! Megan also broke her
own school record running 20:06 for 6k.

Megan talks about her race and the team:

Minnesota was the highest finishing Big Ten school followed by Illinois in 12th,
Penn State 14th, Michigan State 26th, Michigan 27th, Ohio State 29th and Indiana

The team is now on a much deserved break and will have two weeks to rest and
relax before training begins for indoor track!

1 comment:

  1. What a tremendous NCAA race by an amzazing group of athletes. I can hardly wait for indoor season to begin, but I hope the break is everything they want it to be.