Melissa Cabak
Melissa  Cabak

RS Junior

Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Robbinsdale Armstrong HS



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Season Recap: A Look Back at Minnesota's 2016 Outdoor Campaign

Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 outdoor campaign


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week

Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday


Gophers Win Five Titles at Parents Day Invite

Bolade Jinadu, Paige Peschel, Kiley Sabin, and Lyndsey Thorpe won their respective events at the Parents Day Invite Saturday

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2016 Season -- Indoor: Ran one race, placing fifth in the 3,000m in 10:52.94 at the UST Invite.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran two races, tying for sixth in the 1,500m run (5:03.60) at the Janis Rider Invitational and placing 12th in the 5,000m (18:23.62) at the Hamline Invite.

2015 Season -- Indoor: Ran four races, including season-bests of 5:20.72 in the mile, 10:36.58 in the 3,000m and 18:29.48 in the 5,000m • placed seventh in the 3,000m (10:36.58) at St. Thomas Showcase.

2015 Season -- Outdoor: Did not compete.

2014 Season -- Indoor: Set career-best indoor times in the 3,000m (10:20.34) and the 5,000m (18:18.62) • won the 3,000m at UW-River Falls Invite (10:20.34) • finished seventh in the 3,000m at Parents Day Open (10:21.28) • finished third in the 5,000m at the St. Thomas Showcase (18:18.62) • took eighth in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic (18:19.20).

2014 Season -- Outdoor: Ran four races • placed fourth in the 5,000m in a season-best 17:53.71 at Hamline • ran the 10,000m in a season-best 37:12.59 and placed 21st at Drake Relays • ran a season-best 4:52.38 in the 1,500m for 11th place at Carleton Relays.

2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School • state cross country competitor in 2011 • All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree in 2011 • finished seventh in the 3,200m as a senior in a season-best time of 11:01.92 • graduated with highest honors.

Personal: Born March 5, 1994 • daughter of Becky and Jim Cabak • has a brother, Jonathan • majoring in chemical engineering.

Cabak's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 5:20.72 Parents Day (2/21/15)
3,000m 10:20.34 UW-River Falls Invite (2/8/14)
5,000m 18:18.62 St. Thomas Showcase (2/14/14)
Cabak's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:52.38 Carleton Relays (4/19/14)
5,000m 17:53.71 Hamline (4/9/14)
10,000m 37:12.59 Drake Relays (4/24/14)


New Outdoor Track and Field Facility Approved


The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan during its October meeting to construct a new, competition-level outdoor track and field stadium on the East Bank of campus

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Hawkins


Catch up with Gophers senior sprinter Erin Hawkins as the women's track & field team trains for the upcoming season.

B1G Champions Honored at Gopher Football


The Gophers' 2016 Big Ten Championship team was honored at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday.

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