Head coach Sarah Hopkins assesses the distance runners as they head into track & field season
Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys
Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week
Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish
Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and set career-best times in the mile (4:46.94) and the 3,000m (9:29.20) ran the Gophers' second-fastest mile of the indoor season in a career-best 4:46.94 for seventh place at the Big Ten championships finished the indoor season as the eighth-ranked Gopher all-time in the 3,000m with a 9:29.20 for ninth place at the Big Ten championships won the mile in 4:53.76 at the season-opening Northwest Open finished second in the 3,000m at Jack Johnson Classic (9:39.61).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished eighth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships in 4:49.67 season-best time of 4:47.84 came in the Big Ten prelims won the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (9:48.59) led off winning distance medley relays at the Meyo Invitational and Parents Day Open.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (4:31.23) finished 23rd in the 5,000m (16:59.15) at the Big Ten Championships part of the runner-up 4x1600m relay at the Drake Relays finished 11th in the 1,500m at Drake with a season-best time of 4:27.96 won the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight won the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invite (9:39.39).
2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Roseville Area High School high school coaches were Fred Kueffer and Mark Sotobeer finished 25th in the state of Minnesota as a senior lettered in cross country, soccer, Nordic skiing and track & field all-conference and all-state in cross country, Nordic skiing and track & field says her most memorable sports thrill was running a 4:59 mile 2010 Minnesota state runner-up in the 1,600m placed third in the 1,600m as a senior.
Personal: Born July 24, 1993 major is strategic communications daughter of Marybeth and Randall Dyson mother ran cross country and track for Wisconsin has two sisters, Katie and Emliy Katie competed for the Gophers in cross country and track and field from 2007-2011 cousin Ben Spencer was a kicker for the Gopher football team from 2009-2010 enjoys playing the clarinet, reading, playing soccer and Nordic skiing.