Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Ten women's track & field and cross country representatives are among Minnesota's 72 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
The Minnesota throwers led the way with three event titles in Iowa on Saturday
Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
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.