Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week
The Gophers will split the team at Concordia St. Paul and Virginia this weekend
Nicolle Murphy, Agnes Esser and Jamie Piepenburg won individual titles to lead the Gophers
Senior Devin Stanford broke the Minnesota school record in the hammer throw Friday
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races and recorded career-best times in the mile (5:02.31), 3,000m (9:42.29) and 5,000m (17:11.93) • won the mile in a career-best 5:02.31 at the Minnesota Open • ran her career-best 3,000m placed 18th in 9:42.29 at the Iowa State Classic • placed 16th in the 3,000m (9:52.45) at the Big Ten championship • took third in the 3,000m (9:55.36) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran her career-best 5,000m of 17:11.93 at the Meyo Invitational.
2014 Season - Indoor: Redshirted the indoor track & field season.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races, including four appearances in the 1,500m run • ran the 10,000m run at the Big Ten Championships and finished 23rd in 37:32.52 • ran a season-best 4:38.00 in the 1,500m for third place at Holst Invitational • finished fifth in the 5,000m run in a season-best 17:53.76 at Hamline Invitational • clocked a season-best 36:18.14 for 13th place in the 10,000m run at Drake Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished second in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (10:11.96) • ran the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic (18:06.46).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Redshirted the outdoor track & field season.
High School: A graduate of Jefferson High School • top-three state cross country finisher for four-straight years • 2011 Minnesota state 3,200m champion and 1,600m runner-up • won the 3,200m in 2009 and the 1,600m in 2010 • finished second in the 1,600m and third in the 3,200m at the 2012 state meet • set personal and Section 8AA meet records in the 1,600m (4:54.19) and 3,200m (10:24.57) • All-Central Lakes Conference performer every year • named team MVP five times for both cross country and distance track events • holds school records in 4,000m in cross country and owns the indoor and outdoor track 1,600m and 3,200m records • graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born October 6, 1993 • daughter of Tracey and Mardi Piepenburg • has a brother, Trenton • major is biology • enjoys dancing and reading.