Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite
Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota
Action gets underway at 9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday
The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday
Seniors Megan Geyen and Alena Brooks recorded career bests in the 400m and 800m
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best mile time of 4:55.79 at the Iowa State Classic finished sixth in the 800m at the Parents Day Open (2:18.03) raced in the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:27.63). Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships season-best 1,500m time was 4:32.10 at the Musco Twilight won the 800m at the Viking Classic (2:14.21) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships placed ninth in the mile run (4:58.95) at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, posting a season-best time of 4:31.19 won the 800m at the Hamline Invite with a season-best time of 2:15.04 Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Iowa State Classic in the mile run and finished with a personal best time of 4:58.50 ran a 5:02.37 mile at the Jack Johnson Classic, which was good for eighth place competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a time of 5:01.60 won the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:59.00). Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Mt. Sac Open (4:32.10) competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships and made the finals with a time of 4:34.71 picked up a 1,500m win at the Musco Twilight (4:36.89) finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Jim Click Shootout (4:41.81) ran the 3,000m at the Bulls Invitational and finished fifth (10:08.19).
2010 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School high school coach was Jeff Lindlief earned individual and team titles at the 2008 Minnesota Class AA state cross country meet team was state runners-up in 2007 placed 10th in 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals a 2007 high school All-American placing sixth in the 4xMile relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals three-time state track titlest won 2009 state crown in 1,600m (4:59.53), 2008 3,200m title and 4x800m relay title in 2007 (9:09.34) eight-time all-state honoree, three times in both cross country and track, and twice in Nordic skiing Athena Award winner scholar athlete Gatorade Minnesota Runner of the Year in 2008 high school teammate of Megan Smith.
Personal: Born February 6, 1991 given name is Cassandra intends to major in communications, public health, and family social science daughter of Kevin and Ann Opitz has an older brother, Tyler enjoys baking, exploring, reading, building things, and volunteering.