The Gophers finished fourth at the indoor Big Ten meet a year ago
Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams
The Gopher thrower finished 15th in the hammer throw at the national championships
Markland, Waldvogel, Adderley and Geyen become Minnesota's first-ever 4x400m to compete at the NCAA championships
Minnesota will compete in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA championships for the first time in program history
Career Highlights: Ranks second in the indoor 400m (54.41) and second in the outdoor 400m (53.62) in Gopher history member of Minnesota program record-holding 4x400m relay team both indoors (3:36.67) and outdoors (3:34.71) 2014 NCAA championships qualifier in the 4x400m relay 2012, 2013 and 2014 NCAA West Preliminary competitor two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain ran career-bests in 200m (25.22) and 400m (54.41) finished indoor season as second-fastest Gopher 400m runner in program history with a 54.41 for fifth place at the Iowa State Classic finished sixth in the 200m in career-best 25.22 at Jack Johnson Classic anchored school-record 4x400m relay team that took third at the Big Ten championship in 3:36.67 ran on second-fastest all-time Gopher 4x400m relay team that finished first at Bill Bergan Invite in 3:38.10 ran 400m leg on Gophers' all-time fifth-best distance medley relay team that took second at Iowa State Classic (11:12.85) ran 400m leg on fourth-place distance medley relay team at Big Tens (11:23.50).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA national championships in 3:37.08 advanced to the NCAA national championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing 11th at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:34.71 finished 15th in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 44.91 and 41st in the 400m (55.14) at NCAA West Prelims placed third in the 4x400m relay (3:35.07), fourth in the 400m in a career-best 53.62 and fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.56) at Big Ten Championships ran the Gophers' six best 400m times of the season ranks second among Gophers all-time in the 400m (53.26) ran back-to-back program records in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens and NCAA West Prelims won the 400m at UC San Diego (54.18) and Musco Twilight (54.32) won the 4x100m relay (45.58) and the 4x400m relay (3:39.43) at UC San Diego won the 4x100m relay at Spec Towns (45.29) Academic All-Big Ten honoree USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 55.32 in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, then the sixth-best time in Minnesota history led off the fourth-place 4x400m relay that ran the school's then second-best all-time race in 3:40.99 4x400m relay finished second at the Iowa State Classic (3:42.63) raced the 200m at the Meyo Invitational (25.25).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 17th in the 400m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (53.81) Big Ten runner-up in the 400m in 53.91 in 400m prelims, posted the second-fastest time in school history (53.72) won the 400m at the Viking Classic a member of the Gophers' 4x400m relay Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships, running the open 400m in then the ninth-best time in school history (56.08) also competed in the 4x400m relay and distance medley relay at the Big Ten Championships placed fifth at the Iowa State Classic in the 400m (56.55) ran her best time in the 200m (25.74) at the Holiday Inn Invitational.
2012 Season - Outdoor: Led off the Gophers' 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round led off the 4x400m relay that finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships with the fourth-best time in Minnesota history ran the school's fifth-best 400m time in the Big Ten prelims (54.60) finished second in the 400m at the Arkansas Invitational (54.67) part of second-place 4x400m teams at the Bulldog Invitational and Arkansas Invitational, and the third-place relay at the Steve Scott Invitational.
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 60m at the Minnesota Open and placed ninth (8.12) ran an 8.13 at the Jack Johnson Classic ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 200m and finished in 25.96 ran a 27.10 at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2011 Season - Outdoor: Placed first and ran a season-best time of 56.63 in the 400m at the Macalester Invite ran a 56.69 at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m took first with a time of 56.74 at the Tommie Twilight competed at the Tommie Twilight in the 200m and finished third (25.43) competed in the Musco Twilight and finished seventh (25.81) in the 200m won the 200m at the Macalester Rider Invitational with a time of 25.55.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2009 Watertown-Mayer graduate high school coach was Dan Hanson Minnesota Class A state champion in 2006 in the 100m, 200m and 400m state champion in 2007 in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay helped team claim state title as a sophomore all-conference in the 100m and 200m in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009; the 400m in 2006; the 4x100m relay in 2007; and high jump in 2009 all-state in 2006 and 2007 All-American in 2005, 2006 and 2007 set school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 4x100m relay lettered in track (4), swimming (5), and gymnastics (5) received Academic Achievement Award.
Personal: Born November 1, 1991 daughter of Tim and Lois Geyen has two older siblings, Tyler and Sarah enjoys biking, rollerblading, and long boarding studying applied kinesiology in graduate school.
|Geyen's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|60m||8.12||Minnesota Open (1/15/11)|
|200m||25.22||Jack Johnson (1/24-25/14)|
|400m||54.41 (AT-2nd)||Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)|
|Geyen's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|200m||24.63||Arkansas Invite (3/31/12)|
|400m||53.62 (AT-2nd)||Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)|
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