No. 10 Minnesota took home 13 events titles at the local Tommie Twilight on Wednesday evening
Minnesota checks in at No. 10 in the USTFCCCA Week Four National Team Rankings
Megan Hasz moved into eighth place in Minnesota history in the 10,000m run Friday night
No. 10 Minnesota split the squad at three meets at Iowa State, Vandervilt, and St. Thomas on Friday evening
Temi Ogunrinde won the hammer throw and Cami Gilson finished third in the pole vault to lead the Gophers on day one
Photos of track & field student-athlete Emily Betz.
2018 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best 17:09.88 in the 5,000m to place 19th at the ISU Classic • ran a season-best 5:19.90 in the mile at the UST Invite • ran a season-best 10:16.85 in the 3,00m at the Parents Day Invite.
2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran five races • recorded a career-best 5,000m time of 17:27.03 to place fourth at the Hamline Twilight • ran a season-best time of 10:18.59 to place fourth at the Janis Rider Invite • ran a season-best 36:54.70 in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the mile, 3,000m, 5,000m, and 4x400m relay • ran career-best times in the 3,000m (10:00.47) and 5,000m (17:22.28).
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races, including three appearances in the 10,000m • made Big Ten debut, placing 21st in the 10,000m in a career-best 35:50.82 • ran a career-best 17:34.77 in the 5,000m to place third at the Hamline Twilight • ran a season-best 4:49.67 in the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races while competing unattached.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races while competing unattached.
High School: A 2015 graduate of East Ridge High School where she ran for coaches Chad Cronin and Lloyd Ness • a 12-time athletic letterwinner for the Raptors, including five letters in cross country, four in track & field and three in Nordic skiing • led East Ridge to five-straight top-eight team finishes at the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship, including a runner-up team showing as a junior • earned two top-10 individual showings at the state cross country meet, placing fifth in 14:30 as a junior and finishing ninth in 14:19 as a senior • two-time section champion in cross country • three-time all-state honoree in cross country • team placed 19th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals after earning a national berth with a runner-up showing at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional • placed 15th individually at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional in 2013 • individually placed 10th and finished fifth as a team at the 2014 Nike Cross Heartland Regional • four-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in both cross country and track & field • earned all-state honors on the track in 2012 and 2015 • four-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant, including placing ninth in the 3,200m and 15th in the 4x800m relay as a senior • 4x800m relay finished fifth as a freshman • Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m and took 12th in the 3,200m (10:59) at the state meet as a sophomore • owns high school personal best times of 2:21 in the 800m, 5:18 in the 1,600m, 10:59 in the 3,200m on the track • holds East Ridge High School cross country record in the 5k at 18:02 • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born February 28, 1997 • daughter of Carolyn and Denny Betz • has two siblings, Anna and Peter • Elementary Education major • high school teammates with current Gopher teammates Bailey Ness and Olivia Hummel • enjoys reading, Nordic skiing, spending time with friends and traveling • honor roll student at East Ridge High School • National Honor Society member.
|Betz's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Mile||5:08.11 (UA)||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|3,000m||10:00.47||ISU Classic (2/10/17)|
|5,000m||17:09.88||ISU Classic (2/9/18)|
|Betz's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|1,500m||4:47.14 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|3,000m||10:13.89 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:27.03||Hamline Twilight (4/11/18)|
|10,000m||35:50.82||Big Tens (5/12/17)|
Ramacher Named B1G Freshman of the Year
6/13/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers redshirt freshman Ashley Ramacher has been named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year.
Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race
6/12/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota was one of 15 NCAA Division I women's programs honored by the USTFCCCA in this year's Program of the Year standings.
Gophers Total 13 All-America Honors
6/11/2018 - W. Track & Field
The Minnesota women's track & field team earned 13 All-America accolades as the USTFCCCA announced award recipients.