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)|
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