Becca Dyson  
Becca Dyson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Roseville, Minn.

High School:
Roseville Area HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
07/24/1993

Experience:
1 Letter


12/16/2014

Distance Gophers Look to Build on Fall Season

Head coach Sarah Hopkins assesses the distance runners as they head into track & field season

04/29/2014

Team Honored at Golden Goldys

Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys

04/01/2014

Gophers Head to Florida, California

Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week

03/01/2014

Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish

02/28/2014

Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and set career-best times in the mile (4:46.94) and the 3,000m (9:29.20) • ran the Gophers' second-fastest mile of the indoor season in a career-best 4:46.94 for seventh place at the Big Ten championships • finished the indoor season as the eighth-ranked Gopher all-time in the 3,000m with a 9:29.20 for ninth place at the Big Ten championships • won the mile in 4:53.76 at the season-opening Northwest Open • finished second in the 3,000m at Jack Johnson Classic (9:39.61).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished eighth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships in 4:49.67 • season-best time of 4:47.84 came in the Big Ten prelims • won the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (9:48.59) • led off winning distance medley relays at the Meyo Invitational and Parents Day Open.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (4:31.23) • finished 23rd in the 5,000m (16:59.15) at the Big Ten Championships • part of the runner-up 4x1600m relay at the Drake Relays • finished 11th in the 1,500m at Drake with a season-best time of 4:27.96 • won the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight • won the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invite (9:39.39).

2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Roseville Area High School • high school coaches were Fred Kueffer and Mark Sotobeer • finished 25th in the state of Minnesota as a senior • lettered in cross country, soccer, Nordic skiing and track & field • all-conference and all-state in cross country, Nordic skiing and track & field • says her most memorable sports thrill was running a 4:59 mile • 2010 Minnesota state runner-up in the 1,600m • placed third in the 1,600m as a senior.

Personal: Born July 24, 1993 • major is strategic communications • daughter of Marybeth and Randall Dyson • mother ran cross country and track for Wisconsin • has two sisters, Katie and Emliy • Katie competed for the Gophers in cross country and track and field from 2007-2011 • cousin Ben Spencer was a kicker for the Gopher football team from 2009-2010 • enjoys playing the clarinet, reading, playing soccer and Nordic skiing.

Dyson's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:46.94 Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
3,000m 9:29.20 (AT-8th) Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
Dyson's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:27.96 Drake Relays (4/27/13)
3,000m 9:39.39 Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)
5,000m 16:59.15 Big Ten Championships (5/12/13)