Kate Shelerud
Kate Shelerud

RS Junior

Esko, Minn.

High School:
Esko HS




Gophers to Split Team for Four Meets

Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week


Gophers Win Three Titles at Holst Invite

Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday


Gophers Take Home Three Titles in Arkansas

Nicolle Murphy, Agnes Esser and Jamie Piepenburg won individual titles to lead the Gophers


Gophers Earn Four Titles at Parents Day Invite

Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota


Gophers Earn 16 Career Bests at Iowa State

Eight Gophers recorded career-best times in the 800m and mile at the Iowa State Classic

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2015 Season - Indoor: Ran two races • took third in the 600m in a career-best 1:36.87 at the Parents Day Invite • ran a season-best 2:19.58 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races • won the 400m in a season-best 59.08 at the Holst Invitational • ran a collegiate-best 2:13.96 in the 800m at the John McDonnell Invite • ran the 4x400m relay twice.

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 • nine-time all-state honoree and 13-time Section 7A champion • five-time cross country state meet competitor • five-year All-Polar League runner • 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800 meters (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 • holds Esko school records and Polar League records in the 4x800m relay, 4x400m relay and 800m • captained third place state meet cross country team • recipient of the AAA Award • five-time academic all-state honoree • 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.

Shelerud's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
600m 1:36.87 Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)
800m 2:19.56 St. Thomas Showcase (2/14/14)
Shelerud's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m 59.08 Holst Invitational (4/18/15)
800m 2:13.96 Arkansas John McDonnell Invite (4/11/15)


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