Molly Kayfes  
Molly Kayfes


Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove HS




Gophers Head to Florida, California

Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week


Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish


Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota


Gophers Set for B1G Indoor Championships

Action gets underway at 9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday


Geyen, Brooks Lead Gophers with Career Bests

Seniors Megan Geyen and Alena Brooks recorded career bests in the 400m and 800m

2014 Season: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished third in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with the third-best time in school history (16:15.31) • finished sixth in the 3,000m in 9:30.39, ninth-best all-time • placed third in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:32.02) • took third in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:54.49). Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:40.82) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships • won the mile run at the Northwest Open (5:02.29) • placed seventh in the Iowa State Classic 3,000m (9:36.05). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 3,000m steeplechase • posted the fourth-best steeplechase time in school history in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships (10:27.43) • also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten meet • ran the second leg of the second-place 4x1,600m relay at the Drake Relays • ran a season-best 1,500m race at the Arkansas Invite, finishing third (unseeded) with a time of 4:33.89 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season: Redshirted the 2010 cross country season and 2011 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Maple Grove High School • member of the 4x800m relay team that shatterd the school record by 30 seconds as a freshman • ran a 5:02 mile in her sophomore year • also played soccer for five years and was team captain • graduated with high honors • National Honor Society member • honor roll member.

Personal: Born September 29, 1991 • majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish • daugther of Jim and Eileen Kayfes • has one brother, Ryan, who played hockey at Bentley College • enjoys shopping, baking, soccer and laying out.

Event Time (All-Time Rank)
1,500m, Outdoor 4:33.89 Arkansas Inv. (3/31/12)
Mile, Indoor 4:54.49 Jack Johnson (1/19/13)
3,000m, Indoor 9:30.39 (9th) Big Ten (2/22/13)
5,000m, Indoor 16:15.31 (3rd) Big Ten (2/23/13)
5,000m, Outdoor 16:40.82 Big Ten (5/12/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:27.43 (4th) Big Ten (5/12/12)