Kaitlin Mincke  
Kaitlin Mincke

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Farmington, Minn.

High School:
Farmington HS

Position:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
07/12/1991


2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in six races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:15.47), 1,000m (2:51.14) and mile (4:47.11) • won the 800m (2:15.47) at season-opening Northwest Open • won the 1,000m at Bill Bergan Invite (2:51.14) • ran career-best 4:47.11 mile at Big Tens (preliminaries) and finished ninth in finals (4:49.66).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six meets, including the NCAA West Prelims and the Big Ten Championships • finished 10th in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:25.36 at Big Tens • placed 47th in the 1,500m (4:35.96) at NCAA West Prelims • anchored the 4x1600m relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the ninth-best time in Minnesota history (19:24.68) • ran 1,200m leg of distance medley relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the seventh-best time in Minnesota history (11:28.78) • won the 1,500m at Spec Towns Invite (4:29.85) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

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.

2013 Season - 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).

2012 Season - 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).

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed at the Musco Twilight in the 1,500m (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 • major is strategic communications (focused on advertising) with a minor in design • daughter of Kevin and Deb Mincke • has an older brother Jordan, sister-in-law Heidi, and younger sister Mariah • enjoys playing piano, photography, going to Minnesota Twins games, camping, biking, watching Gopher baseball with Abby Anderson, and playing on the lake.

Mincke's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:15.47 Northwest Open (1/18/14)
1,000m 2:51.14 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
Mile 4:47.11 Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
3,000m 10:14.57 Bison Classic (1/12/13)
Mincke's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:20.06 Holst Invitational (4/21/12)
1,500m 4:25.36 Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)