Emily Betz
Emily Betz

LaCrosse, Wis.

High School:
Logan HS



Gophers Split Squad for LSU, Iowa Meets

Both meets will take place on Saturday.


Gophers Move to St. Thomas for Saturday Competition

Originally scheduled for Concordia-St. Paul, the meet has moved indoors.


Brooks' 800-Meter PR Highlights Gophers' Third-Place Finish at Alabama

Todea-Kay Willis and Paige Orcutt earned event titles for Minnesota.


Minnesota Ready for Crimson Tide Invite

The Alabama meet will be the Gophers' first scored competition of the season.


Gophers Win Eight Events at UNLV Invitational

Top-10 marks in the hammer throw highlighted the weekend.

Career Highlights: Three-time NCAA West Prelims competitor • owns a career best of 151-2 (46.08m), No. 9 in school history • has a career high 18-1 mark in the long jump back in 2010 at the UW-River Falls Brooks Classic.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 36th in javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a throw of 136-5 (41.57m) • placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-record throw of 151-2 (46.08m), which ranks ninth in school history • fourth at Alabama (146-1) • won at the Meet of the Unsaintly and Hamline Twilight • 16th at the Drake Relays.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Finished sixth in the javelin at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 145-4 (44.31m), the 10th-best in school history • finished second at the Hamline Invite • finished third at the Steve Scott Invitational (140-9) • fourth at both the Bulldog Invitational (141-6) and Arkansas Invitational (140-6) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season - Indoor: Won the long jump with a leap of 18-1 at the Northwest Open. Outdoor: Competed in nine meets in the javelin • won the Hamline Invite with a toss of 142-8 (43.49m) • placed 27th at the NCAA West Prelim with her best throw of the season at 143-9 (43.82m) • varsity letterwinner.

2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in five meets • won the UW-River Falls Brooks Classic title in the long jump with a career-best leap of 18-0 1/2. Outdoor: Competed in seven meets in the javelin • placed third in the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 131-10 • placed second at the Iowa Musco Twilight Meet with a season-best throw of 136-5 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season: Redshirted in the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Personal: Born Aug., 3, 1990 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Becky Prichett and Mike Betz • has siblings Nick, Luke and Katie and a younger brother, Isaac .

Event Mark (All-Time Rank)
Javelin 151-2 (46.08m) Big Ten (5/11/13)


Gophers Earn Two Titles at Simpson College


Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night.

Gophers Open Longhorn Invite in Hammer


Minnesota took the top four spots in the hammer throw to open the Longhorn Invitational, which continues Saturday.

Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake


Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night.

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