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
Minnesota wrapped up action at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational Saturday
The Gophers ran the second-fastest indoor 4x400-meter relay in program history
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)|
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