The Gophers host the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual to highlight the 2016 indoor season
Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Jess Herauf and Nicolle Murphy earned First Team All-American honors, and the 4x400m relay team picked up Second Team honors
Jess Herauf and the Gophers began competition at the 2015 NCAA Championships on Wednesday
Seven Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA Championships this week
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran 17 races and recorded career-best times in the 60m and 200m • broke the Minnesota program record in the 200m with a time of 24.03 for 13th place at the Big Ten Championship • moved into sixth in Minnesota history with a 7.49 in the 60m at the Jack Johnson Classic • won seven races, including the 60m (7.51), 200m (24.84) and 4x400m relay (3:52.12) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran the second leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed 12th in the 60m (7.53) at Big Tens • ran on the fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Iowa State Classic (3:43.03) to rank ninth in Minnesota history.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 21 races, including appearances in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season in a tie for fourth in Minnesota history in the 100m (11.58) and ranked fifth all-time in the 200m (23.93) • ran a career-best 11.58 in the 100m to place 33rd at the NCAA West Prelim • ran a career-best 23.93 in the 200m to place sixth at the John McDonnell Invitational • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships where she was also 12th in both the 100m and 200m • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • anchored the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-bests in the 60m (7.68) and the 200m (24.71) at Big Tens • finished the indoor season as the 10th ranked Gopher all-time in the 200m (24.71) • ran the Gophers' top three 60m times and top four 200m times of the indoor season • won the 200m at the Northwest Open • anchored first-place 4x400m relay team at Northwest Open (3:53.66).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in seven meets • named an alternate for the 4x400m relay at the NCAA national championships • finished 15th in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 44.91 at NCAA West Prelims to rank fifth all-time • placed fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.56), ninth in the 100m (12.04) and 12th in the 200m (24.59) at Big Ten Championships • ran the Gophers' top three best times of the season in both the 100m and 200m • won the 100m in a season-best 11.78 at USF Collegiate to rank eighth among Gophers all-time • placed sixth in the 200m in a season-best 24.23 at Spec Towns to rank ninth among Gophers all-time • won the 4x100m relay at Spec Towns (45.29) and UC San Diego (45.58) • ran on the 4x100m, 4x200m and sprint medley relay teams at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Roosevelt High School • two-time 100m champion at the Drake Relays • ran on three winning relays at Drake in 2012: the 4x100m (which set an Iowa high school record), the 4x200 (which set a Drake Relays record), and the sprint medley relay • Iowa state champion in both the 100m and 200m as a junior • finished second in the 100m and third in the 200m as a sophomore • three-time CIML conference champion in both the 100m and 200m • added additional conference titles in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m and sprint medley relays • has personal bests of 11.9 (100m), 24.3 (200m) and 57 seconds (400m) • competed in AAU Indoor and Outdoor Junior Olympics • also earned letters in cross country and academics.
Personal: Born September 6, 1994 • daughter of John and Ronnie Hawkins • has three siblings: Eris, John Jr. and Joshua • plans to major in kinesiology • also enjoys playing violin and writing.