Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend
The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend
Four Gophers earned personal best times at the Stanford Invitational
Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week
Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 19th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:56.31) won the unseeded 3,000m with a personal-record time of 9:45.82 at the Iowa State Classic finished ninth in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational (16:57.16). Outdoor: Finished 25th in the 10,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (36:42.61) finished seventh in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships in 35:11.12, the 10th-best time in school history ran her season-best 5,000m time of 16:42.59 at Stanford finished 10th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays finished fifth in the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (9:46.87).
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Sun Prairie High School high school coaches were Paul Frank, Steve Riggins and Doug Maughan four-time cross country state meet qualifier three-time Big 8 Conference cross country champion three-time All-State in cross country sixth place career-best finish at cross country state meet Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior years six-time state qualifier in track WIAADI State Champion in the 1,600m (5:05) and 3,200m (10:52) as a senior state runner-up in the 3,200m as a sophomore holds her school record in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and distance medley relay was named the team's most outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior in track named MVP as a senior led her team to three consecutive conference, regional and sectional track titles graduated with a 3.94 GPA and was in the top four percent of her class National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 11, 1992 majoring in nursing daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz has siblings Stephanie, Thomas and Ricky enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.