Kelli Budd  
Kelli Budd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Marian HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/01/1991


04/22/2014

Gophers to Split Squad at Five Meets

Minnesota is split at Hamline, Drake, Grand View, UC San Diego and Macalester this week

04/17/2014

Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend

04/09/2014

Spec Towns Invite to Highlight Weekend Slate

The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend

04/05/2014

Berkholtz, Budd Lead Gophers at Stanford

Four Gophers earned personal best times at the Stanford Invitational

04/01/2014

Gophers Head to Florida, California

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

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). 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.

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). Outdoor: Ran at the Musco Twilight in the 3,000m 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 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 • majoring in applied economics and psychology with a minor in management • daughter of Steve and Lori Budd • has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph • enjoys watching Dexter and spending time with family and friends.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
Mile, Indoor 5:02.0 Parents Day (2/16/13)
3,000m, Indoor 9:52.40 Northwest Open (1/18/14)
5,000m, Indoor 16:54.70 Big Ten (2/23/13)
5,000m, Outdoor 16:52.76 Drake Relays (4/25/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:34.67 (7th) NCAA West (5/24/13)