Kelsey Joson
Kelsey  Joson

Cottage Grove, Minn.

High School:
Park HS




Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Gophers Claim Six Event Titles at LSU, Iowa

Minnesota also turned in several PRs and top-10 performances.


Gophers Split Squad for LSU, Iowa Meets

Both meets will take place on Saturday.


Gophers Win Eight Events, Recognize Seniors at Parents Day Open

Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished fifth in the unseeded triple jump at the Iowa State Classic (36-10 1/2). Outdoor: Finished 13th in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championships • won at the Musco Twilight with the eighth-best jump in school history, 39-10 3/4 (12.16m) • won at the Janis Rider Invite • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 Season Indoor: Won the triple jump at the Minnesota Open with a leap of 36-7 • competed at the Jack Johnson Classic and finished eighth (37-6 ¾). Outdoor: Competed in the triple jump at the Big Ten Championship and finished ninth (39-8 ¾) • won the triple jump at the Tommie Twilight with a jump of 38-9 • picked up another win at the Musco Twilight with a leap of 37-7 ¾ • competed at the Sun Angel Classic and placed fifth (36-4 ¼) • took seventh at the Jim Click Shootout (35-11 ½).

2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in the triple jump in seven meets • competed at Big Ten Championships, landing a season-best leap of 39-3 • effort ranks No. 10 in Gopher history.Outdoor: Competed in the triple jump in five meets • landed season-best jump of 38-10 in Big Ten prelims • won title at Musco Twilight Meet • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2009 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Park Senior High School • head coach was Matt Maher • four-time all-state honoree in the triple jump • Minnesota Class AA runner-up as a sophomore, junior and senior • high school best was 38-4 • two-time Suburban Conference triple jump champion • lettered four times in track, twice in volleyball.

Personal:Born May 15, 1990 • majoring in Kinesiology with a minor of coaching • daughter of Bobbie Joson • has three siblings: Abbie, Alex and Sam • started a non-profit organization called the Gopher Global • enjoys singing and spending time with family and friends.

Event Mark (All-Time Rank)
Triple Jump, Indoor 39-3 (11.96m) Big Ten (2/28/10)
Triple Jump, Outdoor 39-10 3/4 (12.16m) (8th) Musco Twilight (4/20/13)

Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

What community service projects have you been involved in this year?

Hope Day Festival, Hearts & Hammers and other volunteering events with track

Are you a SAAC representative? If so, for how many years?

Yes, this is my first year.

Are you on any of the SAAC committees? If so, which one(s)?

Social Committee

What is your favorite part about SAAC?

I love having a voice for athletics and being able to have my opinion heard.

How many Maroon Madness events have you attended this year?


Are you involved in any clubs/committees outside of athletics?

Gopher Global

Is there anything else you would like us/the public to know about you?

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Five More Gophers Advance

Five More Gophers Advance

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths.

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Four Gophers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

5/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

Women's track student-athlete Emerald Egwim has been preparing for life after athletics even before she ran for the Golden Gophers.

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