Laura Docherty  
Laura Docherty

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
08/19/1991


04/17/2014

Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend

04/09/2014

Spec Towns Invite to Highlight Weekend Slate

The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend

04/01/2014

Gophers Head to Florida, California

Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week

03/01/2014

Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish

02/28/2014

Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

Career Highlights: Holds the school record in the 10,000m (33:24.93) • ranks third in the outdoor 5,000m (16:10.63) • finished 18th in the 5,000m at the 2013 NCAA Championships • 2012 and 2013 West Regional qualifier • All-Big Ten Indoor Second Team in 2013 as the 5,000m runner-up • All-Big Ten Outdoor Second team in 2013 as 10,000m runner-up.

2014 Season: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Championships runner-up in the 5,000m with a time of 16:15.00, the second-best in school history • also finished third in the 3,000m with the third-best time in Minnesota history (9:23.60) • finished second in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:28.45) • won the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:53.08). Outdoor: Earned All-America Honorable Mention status by finishing 18th in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships (16:24.02) • finished ninth at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to qualify with a personal record time of 16:10.63, third-best in school history • broke the school record in the 10,000m at Stanford (33:24.93) • Big Ten runner-up in the 10,000m (34:13.21) • finished fourth in the 5,000m at Big Tens (16:16.10) • anchored the Gophers' winning distance medley relay at the Drake Relays • won the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (9:28.57) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 Season - Indoor: A Big Ten Championships competitor in the 5,000m • raced the 10th-best 5,000m race in school history at the Meyo Invitational (16:46.11) • placed eighth in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic (4:49.81) • ran the Jack Johnson mile in 4:55.65, good for fourth place • runner-up in the Northwest Open 3,000m (9:49.87). Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round • finished fourth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships (35:02.06) • also finished seventh in the 5,000m with a season-best time of 16:42.24 • owned the team's top 2012 times in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m as well as the second-best time in the 1,500m • won the 3,000m at the Aztec Invitational (9:44.08) • ran the fifth-best 10,000m time in school history at the Stanford Invite, finishing 12th (34:07.40) • with the team's fastest split (4:41), anchored the 4x1,600m relay that took second at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season Indoor: Competed at the Parents Day Open in the 3,000m and finished in second place (10:00.29) • ran at the Big Ten Championship in the 5,000m and finished with a time 17:45.21. Outdoor: Competed at the Jim Click Shootout in the 3,000m and finished seventh (10:07.33) • ran to a second place finish at the Bulls Invitational in the 5,000m (17:25.68) • competed at the 10,000m in the Mt. Sac Open and placed eighth (35:44.57) • competed in the Big Ten Championship in the 10,000m and finished with a time of 36:16.18.

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Cross Country: 2012 All-Midwest Region • two-time NCAA Championships competitor.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School • high school coach was Chris Babcock • a two-time all-state runner • placed 12th in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 25th in 2008 • the 2008 Roy Griak Invitational Girls Gold Race runner-up.

Personal: Born August 19, 1991 • undecided on a major • daughter of Jim and Bev Docherty • both parents ran cross country and track and field at Iowa • has siblings Jennie, Danny and Kevin • Jennie (Iowa) and Danny (Loyola) are collegiate runners • enjoys drawing and music.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
Mile, Indoor 4:49.81 ISU Classic (2/11/12)
3,000m, Indoor 9:23.60 (3rd) Big Ten (2/22/13)
5,000m, Indoor 16:46.11 (2nd) Meyo Inv. (2/3/13)
5,000m, Outdoor 16:10.63 (3rd) NCAA West (5/25/13)
10,000m, Outdoor 33:24.93 (1st)
Stanford Inv. (3/29/13)