Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran nine races and recorded career-best times in the 400m (1:04.37), 600m (1:41.27), and 800m (2:23.80) • finished fourth in the 4x400m relay at the Parents Day Invitational (4:06.39).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races with four appearances in the 800m and one in the 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 2:20.44 in the 800m, placing ninth at the Holst Invitational • ran the third leg of the second-place 4x400m relay team (4:00.28) at the Tommie Twilight.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Indianola High School • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time all-conference honoree and two-time state qualifier in cross country • holds Indianola 4K school record • three-time all-state honoree in track & field • top-10 state finisher in 400m, 800m, 4x800m and 4x400m for track & field • earned career-best Iowa 4A state meet finishes of sixth in the 800m as a sophomore, sixth in the 400m as a sophomore, fifth in the 4x800m relay as a sophomore and fifth in the 4x400m relay as a junior • six-time Central Iowa Metropolitan League champion in the 800-meter run (2013, 2012), 400-meter dash (2014, 2013, 2012) and the distance medley relay (2011) • Junior Olympics national qualifier in 400m and 4x400m with Iowa Core Elite Track Club • two-year team captain in both cross country and track & field • also played soccer in high school • named a Commended National Merit Scholar and a member of the A honor roll.
Personal: Born July 3, 1996 • daughter of Todd and Karey Bishop • has one younger brother, Jackson • enjoys volunteering, baking and reading • intends to major in non-profit management with a minor in Spanish.
|Bishop's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|400m||1:04.37 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)|
|600m||1:41.27||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|800m||2:23.80||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|Bishop's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|400m||1:02.19 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|800m||2:20.44||Holst Invitational (4/16/16)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.