The Gophers will host their final home meet of the 2016 season this Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse
Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
The Minnesota throwers led the way with three event titles in Iowa on Saturday
Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
Minnesota earned eight career-best marks on Friday, including seven in the throws
2015 Season - Indoor: Named Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree • named team captain • ran eight races • won the 600m in a career-best 1:34.63 and ran on the runner-up 4x400m relay team at Parents Day Invite • placed 15th in the 800m in a career-best 2:12.39 at the Big Ten championship • clocked a season-best mile of 5:04.61 at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • ran the 800m at the Big Ten Championship and placed 21st in 2:11.58 • ran a career-best 2:10.39 in the 800m at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open • ran on the sixth-place 4x800m relay team at Drake Relays to rank eighth in program history • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran eight races • recorded a career-best 4:57.84 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic • placed fourth in the 800m in a season-best 2:16.42 at the Parents Day Open • ran on the Gophers' first-place 4x400m relay team at the UW-River Falls Invite (4:06.55) • ran on second-place distance medley relay at the Parents Day Open (12:06.05).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races, running the 800m three times, the 1,500m twice and the 4x400m relay once • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:12.81) and 1,500m (4:35.65) • won the 800m (2:13.02) at UW-La Crosse • finished second in the 800m (2:12.81) at USF Collegiate • placed fourth in 1,500m (4:35.65) and ran on fifth-place 4x400m relay (3:54.79) at Spec Towns Invite.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished second in the 800m at the Parents Day Open (2:15.98) • ran her season-best mile time of 5:05.67 at the Iowa State Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished fifth in the 800m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (2:14.95) • best 1,500m time was 4:42.07 at the Alabama Invite • also ran in the 4x400m relay.
2012 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Eastview High School • high school coach was Jorjean Fischer • lettered from 8th to 12th grade in cross country and track & field • participated in the state high school cross country and track & field championships from 8th to 12 grade • high school team went undefeated in 2008 and won the team state title and state meet • also lettered in Nordic skiing • four-time all-state selection in track • two-time all-state selection for cross country • National Honor Society member • honor graduate.
Personal: Born October 31, 1992 • double-major in entrepreneurial management and marketing with a Spanish minor • daughter of Jack and Margie Ferguson • has a brother named Sam • enjoys music, movies and reading.
|Ferguson's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|600m||1:34.63||Parents Day (2/21/15)|
|800m||2:12.39||Big Tens (2/27/15)|
|Mile||4:57.84||Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)|
|Ferguson's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:10.39||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
|1,500m||4:35.65||Spec Towns Invite (4/12/14)|
Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship
Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.
Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.