Get to know Gopher Kate Shelerud, a redshirt sophomore from Esko, Minn.
Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday
Minnesota won the pole vault, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m at the Triton Invitational
Bollig and Mikkalson lead Minnesota in the 800m and 1,500m races
Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran in seven races ran season-best times of 1:38.70 in the 600m and 2:19.56 in the 800m finished eighth in the 600m (1:38.70) at Parents Day Open won the 600m (1:39.40) at UW-River Falls Invite finished second in a season-best 2:19.56 in the 800m at the St. Thomas Showcase ran the 4x400m relay at Northwest Open and distance medley relay at Parents Day Open.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races, including five appearances in the 800m recorded a season-best 59.78 in the 400m for third place at Holst Invitational recorded season-best 800m at UW-La Crosse Open (2:17.87) finished second in 800m at Hamline Invitational (2:19.58) placed seventh in 800m at Carleton Relays (2:18.39) and fourth at Macalester (2:18.54).
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A graduate of Esko High School five-time state cross country meet competitor five-year All-Polar League runner 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800m (2:15.59) three-time conference champion in the 800m part of both Esko's third-place 4x400m relay and fourth-place 4x800m relay as a junior and senior at the state meet won multiple state championships with both relays recipient of the AAA Award also a three-time letterwinner in soccer graduated third in her class.
Personal: Born March 22, 1994 daughter of Tom and Sue Shelerud has a brother Joe and sister Jenna majoring in nursing enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, and baking.