Laura Docherty  
Laura Docherty


St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS




Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

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


Spec Towns Invite to Highlight Weekend Slate

The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend


Gophers Head to Florida, California

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


Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

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


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.

Event Time (All-Time Rank)
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)