Kelli Budd  
Kelli Budd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Marian HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/01/1991

Experience:
2 Letters


07/23/2014

Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams

05/30/2014

Budd, Adderley Fall Just Short at NCAA Prelims

Budd took 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase and Adderley finished 14th in the 800m

05/29/2014

Adderley Advances as Gophers Open NCAA Prelims

Senior Te'Shon Adderley is set to compete in the 800m quarterfinals Friday

05/27/2014

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelims

Fifteen Gophers and two relay teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., this week

05/22/2014

15 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelims

Minnesota will send 15 individuals and two relays to Fayetteville, Ark., next week

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-bests in the 3,000m (9:39.05) and the 5,000m (16:36.68) • finished sixth in the 3,000m in career-best 9:39.05 at the Bill Bergan Invite • finished third in 3,000m at Northwest Open • placed 13th in the 5,000m at Big Tens as the ninth-fastest Gopher all-time in 16:36.68 • ran the mile (5:02.70) at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:33.00), 3,000m (9:40.65), 5,000m (16:28.59) and 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.53) • finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:17.21) and sixth in the 5,000m (16:28.59) at the Big Ten Championships • finished 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:16.79) at the NCAA West Prelims, narrowly missing advancing to the national championship • finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:14.53 at Drake Relays • won the 3,000m (9:40.65) at Musco Twilight • won the 1,500m (4:33.00) at Holst Invitational • ran second leg of the 4x1600m relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the ninth-best time in Minnesota history (19:24.68) • finished the season ranked fourth all-time in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.53) and eighth all-time in the 5,000m (16:28.59) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:54.70) • finished fourth in the unseeded 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic (9:53.45) • placed third in the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:02.00).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 24th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in 10:34.67, the seventh-best time in school history • finished 13th at the Big Ten Championships (10:34.94) • finished 11th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays with a season-best time of 16:52.76 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Finished second in the 5,000m at the Holst Invitational (17:50.92), and third at the Tommie Twilight (17:59.49) • posted a time of 4:53.37 in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the mile run at the Minnesota State Classic and finished with a time of 5:16.66 • competed at the ISU Classic in the 3,000m (10:26.36) • ran at the Jack Johnson Classic and finished ninth (10:29.35).

2011 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight and finished eighth (10:15.11) • took third in the 5,000m at the UWRF Falcon Invitational (18:19.20).

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School • high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen • the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) • led Marian to three state cross country titles • the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior • placed fourth at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland • went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships • state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 • 2009 state champion in the 3,200m (11:19.64), runner-up in both 2007 and 2008 • National Honor Society member and class officer.

Personal: Born May 1, 1991 • major is accounting with a minor in psychology • daughter of Steve and Lori Budd • has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph • enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.

Budd's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 5:02.00 Parents Day (2/16/13)
3,000m 9:39.05 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
5,000m 16:36.68 (AT-9th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Budd's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:33.00 Holst Invitational (4/12/14)
3,000m 9:40.65 Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
5,000m 16:28.59 (AT-8th) Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)
3,000m Steeple 10:14.53 (AT-4th) Drake Relays (4/26/14)