Cassy Opitz  
Cassy Opitz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Position:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
02/06/1991


04/13/2014

Gophers Win Four Titles in Georgia

Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite

02/28/2014

Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

02/25/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Indoor Championships

Action gets underway at 9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday

02/22/2014

Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

02/16/2014

Geyen, Brooks Lead Gophers with Career Bests

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.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time
Meet
800m, Indoor 2:18.03 Parents Day (2/16/13)
800m, Outdoor 2:14.21 Viking Classic (4/26/13)
1,500m, Outdoor 4:31.19 Big Ten (5/12/12)
Mile, Indoor 4:55.79 ISU Classic (2/9/13)
3,000m, Indoor 9:59.00 Meyo Inv. (2011)