Jess Herauf  
Jess  Herauf

RS Junior

Dickinson, N.D.

High School:
Dickinson HS



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Herauf Leads Heptathlon through Day One

The four Gopher heptathletes are in action at the Virginia Challenge this weekend


Heptathletes Head to Virginia Challenge

The Gophers will split the team at Concordia St. Paul and Virginia this weekend


Gophers Head to Arkansas John McDonnell Invite

Minnesota is set to compete in Fayetteville, Ark., this Friday and Saturday


Stanford Breaks Hammer Throw Record

Senior Devin Stanford broke the Minnesota school record in the hammer throw Friday


Outdoor Season Begins in Alabama

Minnesota takes on South Alabama in a dual meet this Friday

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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 • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

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 • served as team 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)