Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
Photos of women's track & field athlete Haley Johnson
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran at five meets with appearances in the mile, 3,000m, 5,000m, and distance medley relay • ran a career-best 4:45.66 in the mile prelims at the Big Ten Championship and went on to place sixth in finals in 4:47.13 • ran the 1,200m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • finished 16th in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invite in a career-best 9:33.97 • ran a career-best 17:12.24 in the 5,00m to place fourth at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran nine races • placed ninth in the 1,500m (4:24.96) and 16th in the 5,000m (career-best 17:13.70) at the Big Ten Championship • finished fifth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:24.84 at the Drake Relays • ran a career-best 2:10.53 in the 800m at the Virginia Challenge • ran second leg of the first-place 4x1600m relay at Drake Relays, running 19:21.71 to rank eighth in program history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including career-best times in both the mile and 3,000m • ran a career-best 4:49.65 mile for 15th place at the Big Ten championship • clocked a career-best 9:52.32 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran eight races • ran the 1,500m and 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 4:29.65 in the 1,500m to place 16th at Big Tens • placed 20th in the 5,000m (17:58.11) at Big Tens • won the 1,500m (4:30.20) at Musco Twilight • ran a season-best 17:55.21 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invite • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88) • ran on distance medley relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran season-best 4:55.70 to win the mile at Parents Day Open • finished fourth in the 3,000m in a season-best 9:53.34 at Iowa State Classic • ran the mile at Big Tens and clocked a 4:59.40 in prelims.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • finished 26th in the 5,000m (17:30.80) at Big Ten Championships • ran a season-best 17:13.90 in the 5,000m and placed 22nd at Drake Relays • finished third in a season-best 4:33.51 in the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse • ran the 1,500m at Spec Towns (4:35.84) and Meet of the Unsaintly in 1,500m (4:33.52).
2013 Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Plymouth High School • 2012 Wisconsin Division I champion in the 3200 meters with a personal record of 10:43.01, after a runner-up finish in 2011 • added a third-place finish and PR in the 1600m in 2012 (4:58.60) • competed at the state meet four years in a row • finished third in the state cross country meet as a senior • all-state academic honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 1, 1993 • daughter of Steve and Chris Johnson • has two siblings, Lauren and Luke • major is food science.
|Johnson's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||4:45.66||Big Ten Championships (2/26/16)|
|3,000m||9:33.97||Meyo Invitational (2/6/16)|
|5,000m||17:12.24||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Johnson's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|800m||2:10.53||Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)|
|1,500m||4:24.84||Drake Relays (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:13.70||Big Ten Championships (5/15/16)|
Gophers Begin Outdoor Ranked No. 11
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota ranks 11th in the nation in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Team Computer Preseason Rankings.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Shay Nielsen
3/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Get to know Gophers redshirt sophomore Shay Nielsen as Minnesota kicks off the outdoor season.
Gophers Enjoy Spring Break Training
3/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team spent spring break training in Houston, Texas.