The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday
Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota
Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday
2015 Season -- Indoor: Ran four races with two appearances in the 600m and two in the 800m • placed seventh in the 600m in a career-best 1:39.71 at Parents Day Invite • ran a career-best 2:20.13 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic.
2015 Season -- Outdoor: Ran six races, including four appearances in the 800m • ran a season-best 2:17.76 to place 11th in the 800m at the Tommie Twilight • ran a season-best 1:01.45 in the 400m at the Janis Rider Invite • ran on the runner-up 4x400m relay at the Janis Rider Invite.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Minnetonka High School • part of two first-place relays that helped propel Minnetonka to the 2013 state track and field title • won the 4x800m and 4x400m relays, setting a school record (3:53.03) in the 4x400m prelims • 4x400m also earned all-state honors in 2011 • 2013 Lake Conference champion in the 4x400m and runner-up in the 4x800m • lettered in cross country as a senior.
Personal: Born September 13, 1994 • daughter of Lisa and Matt Haakenstad • was a high school teammate of current Gopher Megan Bailey • has one brother, Mark • plans to major in neuroscience with a Spanish minor • enjoys piano, traveling, camping, mission work and hanging out with friends and family.
|Haakenstad's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|600m||1:39.71||Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)|
|800m||2:20.13||Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)|
|Haakenstad's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|400m||1:01.45||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|800m||2:17.76||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
Gophers to Face B1G Foes at ISU Classic
Six Big Ten Conference teams are in the field for this year's Iowa State Classic.
Gophers Record 11 Career Bests at Notre Dame
Shanique Wright led Minnesota with a runner-up showing in the triple jump on day two of the Meyo Invitational Saturday.
Berkholtz, Markland Win Titles to Lead Gophers
Liz Berkholtz and Titania Markland won event titles to lead Minnesota on day one of the Meyo Invitational.