Shanique Wright led Minnesota with a runner-up showing in the triple jump on day two of the Meyo Invitational Saturday
The Gophers wrapped up action at the Jack Johnson Classic at the Minnesota Fieldhouse Saturday
Allie Heifort won the shot put and the weight throw to lead the Gophers Friday evening
The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
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.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races and recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:32.72), 3000m (10:12.40), and 3,000m steeplechase (10:42.06) • won the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:42.06 at the John McDonnell Invitational • placed fourth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:32.72 at the Musco Twilight • finished third in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:12.40 at the Jaguar Challenge • placed 16th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:59.24) at the Big Ten Championships • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
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 genetics, cell biology, and development • enjoys dancing and reading.
|Piepenburg's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Mile||5:02.31||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|3,000m||9:42.29||Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)|
|5,000m||17:11.93||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Piepenburg's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|1,500m||4:32.72||Musco Twilight (5/2/15)|
|3,000m||10:12.40||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|10,000m||36:18.14||Drake Relays (4/24/14)|
|3,000m steeplechase||10:42.06||John McDonnell Invitational (4/11/15)|
Gophers Record 11 Career Bests at Notre Dame
Shanique Wright led Minnesota with a runner-up showing in the triple jump on day two of the Meyo Invitational Saturday.
Berkholtz, Markland Win Titles to Lead Gophers
Liz Berkholtz and Titania Markland won event titles to lead Minnesota on day one of the Meyo Invitational.
Black HIstory Month: Lisa (Walton) Anderson
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great. Today we honor Lisa (Walton) Anderson.