Jess Herauf  
Jess Herauf

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Dickinson, N.D.

High School:
Dickinson HS

Position:
Multi/Javelin

Birthdate:
01/17/1993

Experience:
2 Letters


05/27/2014

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelims

Fifteen Gophers and two relay teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., this week

05/21/2014

Three Gophers Named Second Team All-Big Ten

Herauf, Murphy and Stanford earned runner-up finishes at the Big Ten Championships

05/18/2014

Three Gophers Earn B1G Runner-Up Finishes

Stanford, Herauf and Murphy lead Minnesota at Big Ten championships

05/17/2014

Herauf Finishes as B1G Heptathlon Runner-Up

Jess Herauf repeated her runner-up showing in the pentathlon at the B1G indoor championship

05/16/2014

Beckman, Thorpe Lead Gophers on B1G Day One

Lyndsey Thorpe finished third in the Big Ten hammer throw

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2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • named Second Team All-American and All-Big Ten Second Team honoree • set career-best marks in all five pentathlon events • finished the indoor season ranked second in pentathlon (4,172), eighth in long jump (19-04.25, 5.90m), 10th in 60m hurdles (8.81) and tied for 10th in high jump (5-07, 1.70m) among the Gopher all-time indoor ranks • finished ninth in the pentathlon with a career-best 4,172 points at the NCAA championships with personal-best marks in the 60-meter hurdles (8.81), high jump (5-07, 1.70m) and long jump (19-4.25, 5.90m) • finished as Big Ten pentathlon runner-up with 4,054 points and set career-best mark in the shot put (43-09.25, 13.34m) • ran career-best 2:14.18 in the 800m at the Bill Bergan Invite and finished third in the pentathlon (4,008).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the heptathlon at two meets and appeared at four meets total • named All-Big Ten Second Team honoree • scored season-best 5,490 points as Big Ten heptathlon runner-up to rank second in Gopher history • recorded four season-best marks at Big Tens, winning the heptathlon shot put (43-02.50, 13.17m) and javelin (152-8, 46.54m), taking fourth in long jump at 18-05 (5.61m) and finishing fifth in high jump at 5-04.50 (1.64m) • placed second in the Big Ten 800m heptathlon (2:20.18), eighth in the 200m (26.01) and ninth in the 100m hurdles (15.12) • finished seventh in the javelin at Big Tens as well, improving on her mark during the heptathlon javelin with a new career-best throw of 159-07 (48.65m) to rank 10th all-time in Gopher history • placed fifth in the heptathlon (5,444) at Spec Towns Invite and ran a season-best 2:14.78 in 800m • ran season-best times in the 100m hurdles (14.58) and 200m (25.93) at USF Collegiate • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

2012 Season - Indoor: Scored the eighth-best pentathlon point total in school history (3,516) at the Big Ten Championships to place tenth • marked season-bests of 9.27 in the 60m hurdles, 5-0 1/4 (1.53m) in the high jump, 36-11 3/4 (11.27m) in the shot put, 17-5 1/4 (5.31m) in the long jump and 2:20.70 in the 800m • placed tenth at the Iowa State Classic pentathlon with 3,488 points, temporarily becoming the ninth-best pentathlete in school history • runner-up in the pentathlon at the Jack Johnson Classic (3,388).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Finished seventh in javelin at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best throw of 144-8 (44.18m) • won the javelin at the Hamline Invite • also competed in the 200m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot put during the season.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Dickinson High School • high school coach were Jay Schobinger, Dave Michaelson, Scott Hoffman and Dennis Morris • was named the 2011 Senior Athlete of the Year • lettered four years in basketball and volleyball, with six letters in varsity track and field • career best throw in the javelin was a 140-6 • 127-6 in the discus • 17-11 mark in the long jump • 44.23 in the 300m high hurdles • 59.7 in the 400m • named the 2010 and 2011 Herb Herauf Female Athlete of the Year • captain her junior and senior year.

Personal: Born January 17, 1993 • majoring in elementary education • daughter of Carol and TJ Herauf • has one older brother, Ben, and two younger brothers, Luke and Mike • enjoys the lake, camping, wakeboarding, sand volleyball, snowboarding and anything outdoors.

Herauf's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
600m 1:39.09 Holiday Inn Invite (1/14/12)
Pentathlon 4,172 (AT-2nd) NCAA Championships (3/14-15/14)
800m 2:14.18 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
60m Hurdles 8.81 (AT-10th) NCAA Championships (3/14-15/14)
High Jump 5-7, 1.70m (AT-T10th) NCAA Championships (3/14-15/14)
Long Jump 19-04.25, 5.90m (AT-8th) NCAA Championships (3/14-15/14)
Shot Put 43-09.25, 13.34m Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Herauf's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Heptathlon 5,490 (AT-2nd) Big Ten Championships (5/16-17/14)
200m 25.93 USF Collegiate (4/4/14)
800m 2:14.78 Spec Towns Invite (4/12/14)
100m Hurdles 14.58 USF Collegiate (4/4/14)
High Jump 5-04.50, 1.64m Big Ten Championships (5/16/14)
Long Jump 18-05, 5.61m Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)
Shot Put 43-02.50, 13.17m Big Ten Championships (5/16/14)
Javelin 159-07, 48.65m (AT-10th) Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)