Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Minnesota closes out the regular portion of the indoor season
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed 10th at the Iowa State Classic in the mile run (4:59.27) took fourth in the 1,000 meters at the Parents Day Open. Outdoor: Ran her fastest 1,500-meter race of the season at the Arkansas Invitational (4:43.28) finished sixth in the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational (4:56.35).
2011 Season - Indoor: Won the Parents Day Open in the 1,000 meters with a time of 3:02.23 took third at the Minnesota Open (2:59.58) ran the mile run at the ISU Classic and finished with a time of 5:06.84ran a 5:22.05 at the Jack Johnson ClassicOutdoor:competed at the Musco Twilight in the 1,500 meters and finished with a time 4:56.64
2010 Season:Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School:A 2009 graduate of Minnetonka High School · high school coach was Jane Reimer-Morgan · two-time all-state in cross country · placed 24th in 2008 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships · three-time all-state track honoree · anchored state champion 4x800-meter relay as a senior · relay was state runner-up in 2008 · ran best of 2:16 in 800 meters.
Personal:Born April 19, 1990 · given name is Melissa · majoring in family social science with a minor in communication and leadership · parents are David and Angel Valle · guardians are Keith and Mary Pickering · has siblings: Camron, Kenndie, Rikki, Scotty, Jasmin, Trent, Jennifer and Jimmy.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Lindsey Smits
Lindsey Smits reflects on her breakthrough season, during which she took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time.
Gopher Trio Races Internationally
Titania Markland, Kimberly Golding, and Emerald Egwim competed for their respective countries over the weekend.
Gophers Wrap Up USATF Championships
Ashley Ramacher, Taylor Wiebke, and alum Jamie Cheever competed on days two and three of the USATF Outdoor Junior and Senior Championships.