2017-18 • Fifth Year: Joins the Gophers as a graduate student completing a Master’s degree in English after completing her undergraduate degree at Yale University where she was a four-year member of both the track & field and cross country teams.
2016-17 • Senior Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • ran at seven meets during the indoor track & field season • placed sixth in the 4x800m relay and earned All-East honors at the ECAC Championships • finished as runners-up in the 4x800m relay at the Ivy League Championships • clocked season-best times of 2:12.73 in the 800m and 2:58.80 in the 1000m • ran the 800m at two outdoor meets.
2015-16 • Junior Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • ran at five meets during the indoor track & field season, clocking season-best times of 2:14.73 for 800m and 2:59.89 for 1000m • ran at six meets during the outdoor season, including posting season-best times of 1:02.38 in the 400m, 2:12.98 in the 800m, and 4:48.87 in the 1500m • ran on fourth-place 4x800m relay at Penn Relays.
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Ran at two cross country meets during the fall, clocking a 3K time of 10:53.1 at the CCSU Mini Meet and a 5K time of 19:33.7 at the NEICAAA Championship • competed at six meets during the indoor track & field season, running season-best times of 2:15.30 in the 800m and 3:04.74 in the 1000m • ran at three meets during the outdoor season, posting a season-best time of 2:19.78 in the 800m.
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • competed at eight meets during the indoor track & field season, including finishing as 4x800m runners-up at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships • clocked season-best times of 2:13.25 in the 800m and 2:57.82 in the 1000m • did not compete during the outdoor season.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Lakeland Union High School where she ran for coaches Rick Goff and Gary Kmicek • a three-sport athlete who earned four letters each in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track & field • four-time all-conference, three-time all-section, and two-time honorable mention all-state in cross country • three-time Great Northern Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year • three-time academic all-state honoree in cross country • four-time all-conference, four-time all-section, and two-time all-state honoree in track & field • two-time Great Northern Conference Track & Field Runner of the Year • helped Lakeland Union to three Great Northern Conference track & field team championships as a sophomore, junior, and senior • 11-time Great Northern Conference champion, winning four 800m titles, three 1600m titles, and four 3200m titles • four-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship qualifier in both the 800m and 1600m, winning back-to-back state titles in the 1600m as a junior (4:56.96) and senior (5:02.17) after placing sixth as a sophomore and seventh as a freshman • recorded four top-18 finishes in the 800m at the state meet, including taking seventh as a senior (2:16.51) • held Lakeland Union school records indoors in the 400m, 800m, 1000m, and 1600m and outdoors in the 800m and 1600m • two-time 1600m state champion • ran seventh-fastest 800m (2:11.34) in Wisconsin high school girls’ history • placed 13th in the 800m at the 2013 USATF Junior Championships • won individual and team state titles in Nordic skiing in 2013.
Personal: Born March 15, 1995 • daughter of Kevin and Joanne FitzPatrick • has two siblings, Mack and Kav • completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University • mother Joanne played basketball and softball at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh • father Kevin ran cross country and track & field at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse • enjoys cross country skiing, reading, and eating ice cream.
|FitzPatrick's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:13.25||(Before Minnesota, 2014)|
|1000m||2:57.82||(Before Minnesota, 2014)|
|FitzPatrick's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m||1:02.38||(Before Minnesota, 2016)|
|800m||2:12.73||(Before Minnesota, 2017)|
|1500m||4:48.87||(Before Minnesota, 2016)|
Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10
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Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history Saturday.
Alum Omeoga Set for Olympic Debut
2/16/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers alumna Akuoma Omeoga will compete at the Winter Olympic Games as a member of Nigeria's bobsleigh team.
Gophers to Celebrate Seniors
2/15/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse on Saturday.