The Gophers wrapped up action at the Jack Johnson Classic at the Minnesota Fieldhouse Saturday
The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Minnesota is pleased to add 11 more student-athletes to its incoming class
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of East Ridge High School • 11-time letterwinner in cross country (six) and track & field (five) • two-time all-state and five-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in cross country • finished 21st at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to lead East Ridge to a state runner-up team finish • 2013 and 2011 Suburban East Conference cross country champion • two-time Minnesota Class AA state track & field championship participant in the 4x800m relay, taking 14th as a junior and fourth as a senior • three-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in track & field • 2011 Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m • holds East Ridge school records in the 4K (13:58), mile (5:13), two-mile (10:57), and 4x800m relay (9:22) • placed 37th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals in 18:15.3 • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 12, 1996 • daughter of Laura and Lloyd Ness • has one older brother, Ryan, who ran cross country and track at Minnesota State • father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 • undecided on a major.
|Ness's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Mile||5:04.38 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic(1/30/15)|
|3,000m||10:04.41 (UA)||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|Ness's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|1,500m||4:41.22 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
|3,000m||10:14.06 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:20.43 (UA)||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
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.
Black HIstory Month: Lisa (Walton) Anderson
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great. Today we honor Lisa (Walton) Anderson.