(Austin, TX) -- Bethany Hasz made her NCAA track & field debut with a 10th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run to wrap up the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships on Saturday, June 8th at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Hasz ran 16:18.13 to secure her top-10 showing at the national meet after coming into the competition seeded 11th overall. Earlier this spring, she improved on her own Minnesota program record in the 5,000-meter run with a career-best mark of 15:45.72 at the Stanford Invitational; she also finished third in the Big Ten Conference in the event.
The Alexandria, Minnesota native became the third Gopher in program history to represent the Maroon & Gold in the outdoor 5,000-meters at the NCAA meet, joining Laura Docherty (18th in 2013) and Lori Townsend (sixth in 1995). A Kinesiology major, Hasz earned CoSIDA Academic All District and Academic All-Big Ten honors this season as well.
The Minnesota women tied for 48th in the team standings with four points on Temi Ogunrinde's fifth-place finish in hammer throw. Meanwhile, the Gopher men tied for 40th with five points behind Obsa Ali's fourth-place showing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
With Hasz's performance, the Gophers closed out the 2019 NCAA Championships with six All-America nods as Ogunrinde and Ali and earned First Team honors and Hasz joined Tess Keyzers, Alec Basten, and Kieran McKeag in picking up Second Team accolades.
Bethany's twin sister, Megan Hasz, also qualified for the 2019 NCAA Track & Field Championships, placing 20th overall in the women's 10,000-meter run.
Gophers' 2019 NCAA Championship Results:
4th - Obsa Ali, men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, First Team All-American
5th - Temi Ogunrinde, women's hammer throw, First Team All-American
10th - Bethany Hasz, women's 5,000-meter run, Second Team All-American
14th - Alec Basten, men's 3,000-meter steeplechase, Second Team All-American
14th - Kieran McKeag, men's hammer throw, Second Team All-American
15th - Tess Keyzers, women's shot put, Second Team All-American
20th - Megan Hasz, women's 10,000-meter run, All-America Honorable Mention
20th - Rachel Schow, women's 400-meter hurdles, All-America Honorable Mention
22nd - Amira Young, women's 100-meter dash, All-America Honorable Mention