Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota and Michigan tied for the Big Ten Conference title this weekend
Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
Gophers host Minnesota Open Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
Photos of women's track & field athlete Audra Winter
Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed at six meets, including three appearances in the pentathlon • scored a career-best 3,802 points to place fourth in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championship • placed 21st in high jump (1.65m, 5-05.00) at the Big Ten Championship • recorded career-best marks of 1.72m (5-07.75) in high jump and 11.89m (39-00.25) in shot put during the Jack Johnson Classic pentathlon • ran an 800m career-best 2:24.12 during the B1G pentathlon • ran a season-best 8.99 in the 60m hurdles during the CSS Opener pentathlon • posted a season-best mark of 5.32m (17-05.50) in long jump during the B1G pentathlon • ended the season ranked fourth among all-time Gopher pentathletes (3,802).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at five meets, including two appearances in the heptathlon • scored a career-best 5,203 points to place sixth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championship • ended the season ranked fourth among all-time Gopher heptathletes (5,203) • recorded career bests in the 200m (24.99), 100m hurdles (14.46), and javelin (33.67m, 110-05) and a season-best long jump mark of 5.29m (17-04.25) during B1G heptathlon • ran career best 2:21.93 in the 800m during the California Invite heptathlon • posted season best marks in high jump (1.66m, 5-05.25) and shot put (11.70m, 38-04.75) during the California Invite heptathlon.
2015 Season - Indoor: Recorded a career-best 3,592 points in the pentathlon to place seventh at the Big Ten Championship and rank eighth in Minnesota history • set career-bests in the 800m (2:30.97) and shot put (11.69m, 38-04.25) at Big Tens • ran a season-best 8.93 in the 60m hurdles and won high jump at the Parents Day Invite • cleared a season-best 1.63m (5-04.25) in high jump at the Iowa State Classic.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at three meets • placed 10th in the heptathlon at the Virginia Challenge with 4,812 points, including career-best marks in the 100m hurdles (14.48) and shot put (11.78m, 38-07.75) • tied her career-best long jump of 5.41m (17-09.00) as the runner-up at the Jaguar Challenge • recorded season-bests of 25.34 in the 200m, 2:39.86 in the 800m, 1.63m (5-04.25) in the high jump, and 29.77m (97-08) in the javelin.
2014 Season - Indoor: Recorded a season-best 3,531 points in the pentathlon for 10th place at the Big Ten championship • finished the season ranked ninth in pentathlon (3,531) and tied for 10th in high jump (5-7, 1.70m) among the Gopher all-time indoor ranks • set season-bests in 800m (2:33.82), 60m hurdles (8.88) and long jump (17-10.75, 5.41m) at Big Ten championship • recorded a season best in high jump (5-07.00, 1.70m) for third place at Iowa State Classic • recorded a season-best 35-04.00 (10.77m) in the shot put and scored 3,504 points for third place in pentathlon at Jack Johnson Classic.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at six meets, including two appearances in the heptathlon • finished seventh in the heptathlon with a season-best 4,908 points and placed ninth in the high jump with a season-best jump of 5-07.25 (1.71m) at Big Ten Championships • set season bests in the shot put (38-03.25, 11.66m), long jump (17-09.00, 5.41m) and 100m hurdles (14.55) in the heptathlon at Big Tens • finished 11th in the heptathlon with 4,724 points at Spec Towns Invite, including season-bests in the 200m (25.07), 800m (2:30.38) and javelin (101-04, 30.88m) • finished the season ranked ninth in the heptathlon (4,908 points) and 10th in high jump (5-07.25, 1.71m) among Gophers all-time.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Manitowoc Lutheran High School • three-time Wisconsin Division 3 state champion, winning long jump (2011), 100m (2012) and high jump (2012) • winning long jump in 2011 was personal record of 17-5 3/4 • 2010, 2011 and 2012 all-state honoree, with 10 top-three finishes overall • 2011 and 2012 Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter All-Area Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year • 2011 Holy Family Memorial Manitowoc County Breakthrough Athlete of the Year • eight-time Olympian Conference champion: three times in high jump, twice in the 100m, and once each in the 200m, 4x200m relay and long jump • holds three conference records and six school records • two-time state cross country qualifier • class salutatorian and MLHS Academic Honor Roll honoree with a 4.0 GPA • National Merit Scholarship finalist • recipient of Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born August 23, 1994 • daughter of Tom and Ann Winter • has two siblings, Rachel and Nolan • enrolled in the Carlson School of Management • majoring in Finance • enjoys dance, music, theatre, reading, and camping.
|Winter's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Pentathlon||3,802 (AT-4th)||Big Tens (2/26/16)|
|800m||2:24.12||Big Tens (2/26/16)|
|60m Hurdles||8.88||Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)|
|High Jump||5-07.75, 1.72m||Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)|
|Long Jump||17-10.75, 5.45m||Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)|
|Shot Put||39-00.25, 11.89m||Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)|
|Winter's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Heptathlon||5,203 (AT-4th)||Big Tens (5/13-14/16)|
|200m||24.99||Big Tens (5/13/16)|
|800m||2:21.93||California Invite (4/14/16)|
|100m Hurdles||14.46||Big Tens (5/13/16)|
|High Jump||5-07.25, 1.71m||Big Tens (5/18/14)|
|Long Jump||17-09.00, 5.41m||Big Tens (5/17/14); Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|Shot Put||38-07.75, 11.78m||Virginia Challenge (4/17/15)|
|Javelin||110-05, 33.67m||Big Tens (5/14/16)|
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Lindsey Smits
Lindsey Smits reflects on her breakthrough season, during which she took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time.
Gopher Trio Races Internationally
Titania Markland, Kimberly Golding, and Emerald Egwim competed for their respective countries over the weekend.
Gophers Wrap Up USATF Championships
Ashley Ramacher, Taylor Wiebke, and alum Jamie Cheever competed on days two and three of the USATF Outdoor Junior and Senior Championships.