The Gophers scored seven points in the B1G hammer throw final on Friday afternoon
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday
Minnesota will compete at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., this Friday and Saturday
Minnesota won titles in the high jump and 4x100m relay on day two of the Sun Angel Classic Saturday
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
Photos of track and field student athlete Bailey Ness.
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in five races • placed fifth in the mile in a career-best 4:59.36 at the Parents Day Invite • finished eighth in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:00.42 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a career-best 17:19.50 in the 5,000m at the ISU Classic.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • placed ninth in the 10,000m in a career-best 35:16.48 in Big Ten Championship debut • finished sixth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:39.83 at the Kip Janvrin Open • ran a career-best 17:07.11 in the 5,000m at the Virginia Challenge.
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 • majoring in retail merchandising.
|Ness's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||4:59.36||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|3,000m||10:00.42||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:19.50||Iowa State Classic (2/12/16)|
|Ness's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:39.83||Kip Janvrin Open (4/29/16)|
|3,000m||10:14.06 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:07.11||Virginia Challenge (4/2316)|
|10,000m||35:16.48||Big Ten Championship (5/1316)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.