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 1,500 meters 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 won the 800m at the Hamline Invite (2:15.04) Academic All-Big Ten.
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 at the Jack Johnson Classic which was good for eighth place Competed at the Big Ten Championship and finished with a time of 5:01.60Won the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (9:59.00). Outdoor:Competed in the 1,500 meters at the MT Sac Open and finished with a time of 4:32.10 Competed at the Big Ten Championship and made the finals with a time of 4:34.71Picked up a win at the Musco Twilight (4:36.89) Finished eighth at the Jim Click Shootout (4:41.81) Ran the 3,000 meters at the Bulls Invitational and finished fifth (10:08.19).
2010 Freshman Season:Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School:A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School High school coach was Jeff Lindlief The 2008 Minnesota Class AA state cross country champion, individual and team 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 as well Won 2009 crown in 1,600m (4:59.53), and titles in 3,200 meters in 2008 and as a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay 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 MN runner of the year in 2008Hight school teammate of Megan Smith.
Personal:Born Feb. 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