Bailey Ness
Bailey  Ness

RS Freshman

Woodbury, Minn.

High School:
East Ridge HS




Lehman Leads B1G Heptathlon on Day One

The Gophers scored seven points in the B1G hammer throw final on Friday afternoon


Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes

Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday


Gophers Set Six Program Top-10 Marks

Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday


Virginia Challenge Up Next for Gophers

Minnesota will compete at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., this Friday and Saturday


Gophers Win High Jump, 4x100m Relay

Minnesota won titles in the high jump and 4x100m relay on day two of the Sun Angel Classic Saturday

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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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)


Incoming Gophers Cap Prep Careers


Members of the Gophers' incoming class wrapped up their high school careers with impressive performances this spring.

Gophers Set for Summer Competitions


Several current Gophers and Minnesota alumni are set to compete at national and international meets this summer.

Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors


Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.

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