Molly Kayfes  
Molly Kayfes


Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove HS




Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams


Gophers Set for B1G Outdoor Test

Purdue hosts the Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday


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

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • named Second Team All-Big Ten after finishing second in the 5,000m in 16:21.06 • ran the Gophers' top 5,000m time of the indoor season, clocking a 16:19.12 for ninth place at Iowa State Classic • finished indoor season as fourth-fastest Gopher 3,000m runner in program history with a 9:24.67 for seventh-place at Big Tens • finished second in 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite (9:31.75) • won the 3,000m at season-opening Northwest Open (9:45.27) • finished sixth in the mile (4:55.92) at Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

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).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:40.82) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic 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).

2012 Season - 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 • USTFCCCA All-Academic 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 on 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.

Kayfes' Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:54.49 Jack Johnson Classic (1/19/13)
3,000m 9:24.67 (AT-4th) Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
5,000m 16:15.31 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
Kayfes' Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:33.89 Arkansas Invite (3/31/12)
5,000m 16:40.82 Big Ten Championships (5/12/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:27.43 (AT-6th) Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)