Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday
Minnesota won seven events at the Tommie Twilight Wednesday evening
Minnesota earned eight career-best marks on Friday, including seven in the throws
Devin Stanford took home titles in the hammer and discus to lead Minnesota Wednesday afternoon
Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday
2015 Season – Indoor: Competed in the shot put and the weight throw and recorded career-best marks in both events • recorded a career-best throw of 13.24m (43-05.25) in the shot put to place sixth at the Minnesota Open • recorded a career-best throw of 15.85m (52-00.00) in the weight throw to place seventh at the St. Thomas Showcase.
2015 Season – Outdoor: Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer throw with career-best marks in all three events • placed third in the shot put with a career-best throw of 13.54m (44-05.25) at the Jaguar Challenge • recorded a career best of 43.61m (143-01) in the discus at the Triton Invitational • placed eighth in the hammer at the Eagle Open with a career-best mark of 49.10m (161-01).
2014 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Bemidji High School • high school track & field coach was Chris Lehman • two-time all-state honoree in track & field (2012, 2013) • track & field team placed fifth at the Minnesota Class AA State Meet as a senior • three-time state meet competitor in the shot put, placing 16th (34-6 1/4) as a freshman, 10th (38-6 1/4) as a junior and fifth (40-9 1/4) as a senior • two-time state meet competitor in the discus, placing seventh (136-9) as a junior and eighth (122-8) as a senior • two-time conference champion in shot put (2009, 2013) and discus (2012, 2013) • set Bemidji High School records in shot put (43-5) and discus (139-9) • four-year letterwinner in track & field, volleyball and hockey • earned all-section and all-conference honors in volleyball and hockey • two-time state-tournament participant in volleyball • team captain and MVP in volleyball and hockey • earned academic all-state honors in volleyball (three years), track & field (three years) and hockey (two years).
Personal: Born December 8, 1994 • daughter of Ernie and Shannon Heifort • has two siblings, Ernie and Gabe • brother Ernie plays football for the Gophers • father played football at Bemidji State from 1986-1990 • intends to major in medicine.