Bailey Ness
Bailey  Ness

RS Junior

Woodbury, Minn.

High School:
East Ridge HS



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From Dinkytown to Midtown Manhattan

Gophers redshirt junior Bailey Ness is a retail merchandising major with her sights set on a fashion career in New York City


Ogunrinde Breaks Hammer Throw Record

Temi Ogunrinde and Angie Guenther secured NCAA Championship berths on day one of the NCAA West Prelim


Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim

Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim


Gophers Finish as B1G Runner-Up

Emerald Egwim won the 400m to lead the Golden Gophers on day three of the Big Ten Championship Sunday


Strandemo Wins B1G 3,000m Steeplechase

Minnesota remains in the lead after the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championship


2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.


2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day One

Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.


Bailey Ness

Photos of track and field student athlete Bailey Ness.


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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 (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)


Gophers to Host Jack Johnson Classic

Gophers to Host Jack Johnson Classic

1/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

The Gophers return to action at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse this Friday and Saturday.

Gophers Climb to No. 11

Gophers Climb to No. 11

1/22/2018 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota is up two places to No. 11 in the nation in the USTFCCCA Week One National Team Rankings.

Gophers Finish Second at Iowa Meet

Gophers Finish Second at Iowa Meet

1/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland led the way in the 800m and anchored Minnesota's runner-up 4x400m relay team on Saturday.

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