Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Gopher Women's Track & Field Macalester Invitational April 25th, 2015.
Photos of track and field student athlete Chelsea Pettit.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:21.07) at the Jack Johnson Classic and the mile (5:12.97) at the Parents Day Invite.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran a season-best 2:24.00 in the 800m to place 10th at the Janis Rider Invite • recorded a career-best 4:40.12 in the 1,500m to place fifth at the Eagle Open • ran the 4x400m relay at the Janis Rider Invite • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in six races and ran career-best times in the 800m (2:22.98), 1,000m (3:04.22) and mile (5:14.52) • finished eighth in the 800m (2:22.98) at St. Thomas Showcase • took fifth in the 1,000m (3:04.22) at Parents Day Open • ran career-best mile (5:14.52) at Jack Johnson Classic • ran on the third-place distance medley relay (12:19.53) at the Parents Day Open.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran career-best 2:19.54 in the 800m and finished third at Holst Invitational • finished seventh in the 800m (2:21.21) at Macalester • ran a season-best 4:49.09 in the 1,500m for fourth place at Hamline • ran the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse (4:50.54), Meet of the Unsaintly (4:52.55) and Carleton Relays (4:53.60).
2013 Season - Indoor: Season-best mile race came at the Parents Day Open (5:15.85) • ran the 3,000m at the Northwest Open (11:01.67).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran her season-best 1,500m time at Meet of the Unsaintly (4:44.44) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed eighth in the 3,000m at Parents Day Open (10:49.99).
2012 Season - Outdoor: Won the 3,000m at the Rider Invitational (10:59.43) • competed in the 1,500m at the Hamline Twilight (5:03.03) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of the Academy of Holy Angels • did not run cross country in high school • high school coaches were Jason Altman and Allie Woerpel • 2009 Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in the 1,600m • earned all-state track honors three times in the 1,600m and twice in the 3,200m • also earned multiple All-Missota Conference honors • Athena Award recipient • voted team MVP in soccer • math team member • National Merit Scholar • National Honor Society member • class salutatorian.
Personal: Born September 6, 1991 • major is chemical engineering and chemistry with a minor in business management • daughter of Jamie and Bill Pettit • older siblings Paige and Billy graduated from Minnesota.
|Pettit's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:21.07||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30-31/15)|
|1,000m||3:04.22||Parents Day Invite (2/22/14)|
|Mile||5:12.97||Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)|
|3,000m||10:49.99||Parents Day Invite (2/18/12)|
|Pettit's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:19.54||Holst Invitational 4/12/14)|
|1,500m||4:40.12||UW La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
|3,000m||10:59.43||Rider Invitational (4/29/12)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
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Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.