Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the BearCat Open hosted by St. Thomas at Concordia St. Paul Wednesday
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Jack Johnson Classic on Saturday afternoon
Day one of the Jack Johnson Classic included the pentathlon and women's pole vault
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets, including two appearances in the pentathlon at the SDSU Holiday Open and the Jack Johnson Classic.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at six meets, including a runner-up finish in lone heptathlon appearance at the CSB-SJU Invite/Heptathlon.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Red River High School in Grand Forks, N.D., where she competed for coaches Tracey Heisler, Tim Delmore, and Tim Tandeski • three-sport letterwinner for the Roughriders, earning six letters in track & field along with being a three-year letterwinner in volleyball and four-year letterwinner in basketball • 14-time North Dakota Class A State Track & Field Championship participant in high jump, javelin, and the 4x400m relay • six-time state meet qualifier in high jump, placing fourth as a seventh-grader (4-11) and an eighth-grader (5-02), third as a freshman (5-01), and seventh as a junior (5-01) and winning state titles as a sophomore (5-03) and senior (5-06) • five-time state meet qualifier in javelin, winning back-to-back titles as a freshman (139-03) and sophomore (139-08) and placing fifth as an eighth-grader (112-11), third as a junior (133-05), and second as a senior (139-05) • earned three top-seven state meet finishes with the 4x400m relay team, placing fourth as a freshman (4:07), second as a sophomore (4:04), and seventh as a senior (4:08) • three-year all-state and All-Eastern Dakota Conference honoree • five-time Eastern Dakota Conference champion in high jump (2014, 2016), javelin (2013, 2014), and 4x400m relay (2014) • missed most of her junior season due to injury • named Eastern Dakota Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Grand Forks Herald Female Athlete of the Year • owns high school personal-best marks of 5-07 in high jump and 141-03 in javelin • two-time javelin participant at USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, placing 16th in 2013 and 2014 • three-time all-conference honoree and two-time MVP in basketball, ending her career as the Roughriders all-time assists leader.
Personal: Born February 21, 1998 • daughter of Kristopher and Terry Arason • has two siblings, Jake and Logan • intends to major in speech pathology • enjoys playing piano and singing.
|Arason's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:30.50 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/17)|
|60m Hurdles||9.51 (UA)||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|High Jump||1.66m, 5-05.25 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/17)|
|Long Jump||5.21m, 17-01.25 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|Shot Put||10.21m, 33-06.00 (UA)||SDSU Holiday Open (12/2/16)|
|Pentathlon||3,329 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/17)|
|Arason's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|200m||26.27 (UA)||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
|800m||2:30.96 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|100m Hurdles||15.89 (UA)||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|High Jump||1.65m, 5-05.00 (UA)||Holst Invite (4/22/17)|
|Long Jump||4.98m, 16-04.25 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|Shot Put||10.75m, 35-03.25 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/8/17)|
|Javelin||42.17m, 138-04 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/9/17)|
|Heptathlon||4,586 (UA)||CSB-SJU Heptathlon Invite (4/8-9/17|
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