Kelli Budd  
Kelli Budd


Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Marian HS




Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

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


Spec Towns Invite to Highlight Weekend Slate

The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend


Berkholtz, Budd Lead Gophers at Stanford

Four Gophers earned personal best times at the Stanford Invitational


Gophers Head to Florida, California

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


Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

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.

Event Time (All-Time Rank)
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)