Kelli Budd
Kelli  Budd


Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Marian HS



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Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

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


Budd, Adderley Fall Just Short at NCAA Prelims

Budd took 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase and Adderley finished 14th in the 800m


Adderley Advances as Gophers Open NCAA Prelims

Senior Te'Shon Adderley is set to compete in the 800m quarterfinals Friday


Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelims

Fifteen Gophers and two relay teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., this week


15 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelims

Minnesota will send 15 individuals and two relays to Fayetteville, Ark., next week


Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014

Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014


NCAA West Preliminary Round

Photos by Becky Miller

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-bests in the 3,000m (9:39.05) and the 5,000m (16:36.68) • finished sixth in the 3,000m in career-best 9:39.05 at the Bill Bergan Invite • finished third in 3,000m at Northwest Open • placed 13th in the 5,000m at Big Tens as the ninth-fastest Gopher all-time in 16:36.68 • ran the mile (5:02.70) at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:33.00), 3,000m (9:40.65), 5,000m (16:28.59) and 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.53) • finished fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:17.21) and sixth in the 5,000m (16:28.59) at the Big Ten Championships • finished 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:16.79) at the NCAA West Prelims, narrowly missing advancing to the national championship • finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:14.53 at Drake Relays • won the 3,000m (9:40.65) at Musco Twilight • won the 1,500m (4:33.00) at Holst Invitational • ran second leg of the 4x1600m relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the ninth-best time in Minnesota history (19:24.68) • finished the season ranked fourth all-time in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.53) and eighth all-time in the 5,000m (16:28.59) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:54.70) • finished fourth in the unseeded 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic (9:53.45) • placed third in the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:02.00).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 24th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in 10:34.67, the seventh-best time in school history • finished 13th at the Big Ten Championships (10:34.94) • finished 11th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays with a season-best time of 16:52.76 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Finished second in the 5,000m at the Holst Invitational (17:50.92), and third at the Tommie Twilight (17:59.49) • posted a time of 4:53.37 in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the mile run at the Minnesota State Classic and finished with a time of 5:16.66 • competed at the ISU Classic in the 3,000m (10:26.36) • ran at the Jack Johnson Classic and finished ninth (10:29.35).

2011 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight and finished eighth (10:15.11) • took third in the 5,000m at the UWRF Falcon Invitational (18:19.20).

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School • high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen • the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) • led Marian to three state cross country titles • the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior • placed fourth at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland • went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships • state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 • 2009 state champion in the 3,200m (11:19.64), runner-up in both 2007 and 2008 • National Honor Society member and class officer.

Personal: Born May 1, 1991 • major is accounting with a minor in psychology • daughter of Steve and Lori Budd • has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph • enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.

Budd's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 5:02.00 Parents Day (2/16/13)
3,000m 9:39.05 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
5,000m 16:36.68 (AT-9th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Budd's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:33.00 Holst Invitational (4/12/14)
3,000m 9:40.65 Musco Twilight (5/3/14)
5,000m 16:28.59 (AT-8th) Big Ten Championships (5/18/14)
3,000m Steeple 10:14.53 (AT-4th) Drake Relays (4/26/14)


Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Freshman Friday: Molly Roach


Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott


Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.

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