2018 FloXC Countdown: #25 Minnesota Women

Follow our 2018 XC Countdown, where we rank the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE. And, be sure to watch our LIVE XC Podium Reveal Show Tuesday, September 11th at 10 AM CT. The No. 25 women’s spot goes to Minnesota, and here’s why: Probable Top Five: JR Megan Hasz (9:25 3K; 16:00 5K; 33:28 10K; 74th at ’17 NCAA XC). JR Bethany Hasz (9:13 3K; 15:59 5K; 70th at ’17 NCAA XC). JR Elyse Prescott (214th at ’17 NCAA XC). SO Abby Kohut-Jackson (39th at ’17 Big Ten XC). SR Patty O’Brien (56th at ’17 Big Ten XC). Impact Freshmen/Transfers: N/A. Analysis: The Minnesota Gophers return four of their top seven from last season’s 19th place squad. Leading the charge will the Hasz sisters Megan and Bethany. The Hasz’s had strong sophomore seasons last year on the grass and track and look to be flirting with All-American individual finishes on the course this year. Behind the Hasz’s will be veterans Elyse Prescott and Patty O’Brien both of which will look to improve upon their 2017 performances. The wildcard for the Gophers will be sophomore Abby Kohut-Jackson who had an impressive top-40 finish at Big Tens last year as a freshmen. Look out for the Hasz sisters and the Golden Gophers in 2018!