No. 14 Minnesota rewrote the program's top-10 lists in the hammer throw and the heptathlon on Thursday
Megan Hasz moved into eighth place in Minnesota history in the 10,000m run Friday night
Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history
Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday
Gophers redshirt junior Bailey Ness is a retail merchandising major with her sights set on a fashion career in New York City
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.
2018 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 9:59.48 in the 3,000m at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran a career-best 16:47.68 in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invite • placed fourth in the mile (5:04.58) at the Minnesota Open • finished 21st in the 5,000m (17:05.21) at the Big Ten Championship.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran seven races • ran career-best times in the 1,500m (4:35.10), 5,000m (16:59.00), and 10,000m (34:17.74) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in 10,000m, placing 14th in 35:16.38 • ran a career-best 34:17.74 to place seventh in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championship and move into seventh among all-time Gophers in the 10,000m • ran the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship but did not finish • ran a career-best 4:35.10 in the 1,500m at the Sun Angel Classic • ran a career-best 16:59.00 as 5,000m runner-up at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular • ran second on sixth-place 4x1600m relay (19:40.84) at the Drake Relays.
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 • high school teammates with current Gopher teammates Emily Betz and Olivia Hummel.
|Ness's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Mile||4:59.36||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|3,000m||9:59.48||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/21/17)|
|5,000m||16:47.68||Meyo Invite (2/3/17)|
|Ness's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|1,500m||4:35.10||Sun Angel Classic (4/8/17)|
|3,000m||10:14.06 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||16:59.00||Kansas Relays Quadrangular (4/22/17)|
|10,000m||34:17.74 (AT-7th)||Big Ten Championship (5/12/17)|
Ogunrinde Crushes Hammer Throw Record
4/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
No. 14 Minnesota rewrote the program's top-10 lists in the hammer throw and the heptathlon on Thursday.
Gophers Begin Bryan Clay Heptathlon
4/18/2018 - W. Track & Field
No. 14 Minnesota began this week's competition with day one of the heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational Multi on Wednesday.
Gophers Set for West Coast Meets
4/17/2018 - W. Track & Field
No. 14 Minnesota will compete in California Wednesday through Saturday at multiple events.