Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
Photos of women's track & field athlete Haley Johnson
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran at five meets with appearances in the mile, 3,000m, 5,000m, and distance medley relay • ran a career-best 4:45.66 in the mile prelims at the Big Ten Championship and went on to place sixth in finals in 4:47.13 • ran the 1,200m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • finished 16th in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invite in a career-best 9:33.97 • ran a career-best 17:12.24 in the 5,00m to place fourth at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran nine races • placed ninth in the 1,500m (4:24.96) and 16th in the 5,000m (career-best 17:13.70) at the Big Ten Championship • finished fifth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:24.84 at the Drake Relays • ran a career-best 2:10.53 in the 800m at the Virginia Challenge • ran second leg of the first-place 4x1600m relay at Drake Relays, running 19:21.71 to rank eighth in program history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including career-best times in both the mile and 3,000m • ran a career-best 4:49.65 mile for 15th place at the Big Ten championship • clocked a career-best 9:52.32 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran eight races • ran the 1,500m and 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 4:29.65 in the 1,500m to place 16th at Big Tens • placed 20th in the 5,000m (17:58.11) at Big Tens • won the 1,500m (4:30.20) at Musco Twilight • ran a season-best 17:55.21 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invite • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88) • ran on distance medley relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran season-best 4:55.70 to win the mile at Parents Day Open • finished fourth in the 3,000m in a season-best 9:53.34 at Iowa State Classic • ran the mile at Big Tens and clocked a 4:59.40 in prelims.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • finished 26th in the 5,000m (17:30.80) at Big Ten Championships • ran a season-best 17:13.90 in the 5,000m and placed 22nd at Drake Relays • finished third in a season-best 4:33.51 in the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse • ran the 1,500m at Spec Towns (4:35.84) and Meet of the Unsaintly in 1,500m (4:33.52).
2013 Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Plymouth High School • 2012 Wisconsin Division I champion in the 3200 meters with a personal record of 10:43.01, after a runner-up finish in 2011 • added a third-place finish and PR in the 1600m in 2012 (4:58.60) • competed at the state meet four years in a row • finished third in the state cross country meet as a senior • all-state academic honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 1, 1993 • daughter of Steve and Chris Johnson • has two siblings, Lauren and Luke • major is food science.
|Johnson's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||4:45.66||Big Ten Championships (2/26/16)|
|3,000m||9:33.97||Meyo Invitational (2/6/16)|
|5,000m||17:12.24||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Johnson's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.53||Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)|
|1,500m||4:24.84||Drake Relays (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:13.70||Big Ten Championships (5/15/16)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.