Men's Cross Country 1998

1998 Season

Roster | Results | Stats

The Gusties started the regular season with strong performances at the UW-River Falls Invitational (third out of 10) and the St. John’s Invitational (fifth out of eight) and ended it with a solid sixth place finish (out of 15) at the UW-LaCrosse Invitational.

The championship season began with a disappointing eighth place finish (out of 11) at the conference meet. The next week, however, the team responded with its finest performance of the season as all seven runners recorded their season best times resulting in a ninth place finish (out of 22) at the NCAA Central Region meet.

Junior Steffan Freeman spearheaded the team’s late season surge as he earned all-conference honors with an 11th place finish at the MIAC Championships, and all-region honors with an 11th place finish at the region meet. Freeman completed his outstanding season with a 54th place finish at the NCAA Championships.


Mike Christopherson SR Glencoe/Glencoe-Silver Lake
Ted Drozd JR Vernon Hills, IL/ Libertyville
Steffan Freeman JR Lakewood, CO/Bear Creek
Mitchell Green JR Sandpoint, ID/Sandpoint HS
David Gullickson JR St. Louis Park
Mike Henderson SO Isanti/Cambridge-Isanti
Dan Hohenstein JR Winona/Coter HS
Bjorn Knudson SO Anchorage/Dimond HIgh
Justin Larson FY Leawood, KS/Pembroke Hill
Allen Lundberg FY Minneapolis/Minneapolis SW
Nicholas Lundbohm SO Baxter/Brainerd
Andrew Ohrt FY Lakeville
Aaron Pope JR St. Peter
David Savage SO Mount Pleasant
Brian Smith JR Two Harbors
Joe Thompson SO Maple Grove/Osseo
Elliot Wright JR Huntsville, AL

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Result
9/5 UW - River Falls Invite 3rd out of 10
9/12 St. John's Invite 5th out of 8
9/19 St. Olaf 11th out of 17
9/26 U of M - Roy Griak Invite 21st out of 31
10/2 Blugold Open @ UW-Eau Claire 4th out of 5
10/17 Jim Drews Grey 8K
@ West Salem, WI
6th out of 15
10/31 MIAC Championship
@ Como Park, St. Paul
8th out of 11
11/14    NCAA Regionals @ St. Olaf 9th out of 22
11/21 NCAA Nationals @ Dickinson, PA Steffan Freeman
finished 54th

Top 10 Finishes (8000 meters)

Date Name Time Event
11/21 Steffan Freeman 26.10 NCAA National Championship
11/14 Steffan Freeman 26.28 NCAA Central Regional
10/31 Steffan Freeman 26.29 MIAC Championship
10/17 Steffan Freeman 26.49 Jim Drews Invitational
10/2 Allen Lundberg 27.11 UW Eau Claire Open
9/26 Steffan Freeman 27.11 Griak Invitational
9/19 Steffan Freeman 27.13 St. Olaf Invitational
10/31 Allen Lundberg 27.19 MIAC Championship
9/5 Steffan Freeman 27.21 UW-River Falls (2nd)
10/31 Justin Larson 27.47 MIAC Championship