Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend
Minnesota won the 4x100m, 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase at the Spec Towns Invite
Four Gophers earned personal best times at the Stanford Invitational
Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week
Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 4:58.77 in the mile at the Meyo Invitational won the 1,000m at the Parents Day Open (2:56.80) finished fifth in the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:14.57) part of the winning distance medley relay at the Parents Day Open. Outdoor: Finished third in the 1,500m at the Arkansas Invite with a season-best time of 4:34.71 second in the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:35.96) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Won the mile at The Show Case Open (5:11.51). Outdoor: Finished second in the 1,500m at the Hamline Twilight (4:37.14) ran a season-best time of 4:33.67 in the 1,500m at the Tommie Twilight, finishing fourth also competed in the 800m during the season.
2011 Season - Indoor: Ran to a second place finish in the 1,000m at the Parents' Day Open with a time of 3:03.45 competed in the 1,000m at the Minnesota State Open and finished seventh (3:07.02). Outdoor: Competed at the Musco Twilight in the 1,500m and finished with a time of 4:48.00 finished sixth (4:51.80) at the UWRF Falcon Invitational.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Farmington High School coaches were Tom Hart and Joe McCarthy three-time all-state honoree placed sixth in the 800m (2:18.00) at the Minnesota Class AA State Championships member of all-state 4x800m relays in 2008 and 2009 best time of 2:16.87 in 800m four-time track letterwinner all-conference middle blocker in volleyball as a senior academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born July 12, 1991 intends to major in strategic communications (advertising) daughter of Kevin and Deb Mincke has an older brother Jordan, sister-in-law Heidi, and younger sister Mariah active with Athletes in Action, enjoys photography, playing piano, the Minnesota Twins, camping, biking, going on adventure runs with teammates, watching Gopher sports, and playing on the lake.