Laura Koch
Laura  Koch


Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Waukesha West HS




Seniors Ready for Parents Day Open

Final meet before the Big Ten championships


Gophers Earn 59 Spots on Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts

2012 Season - Indoor: Placed twelfth in the Northwest Open 3000 meters (10:56.15). Outdoor: Ran a season-best time of 4:53.75 in the 1,500 meters at the Hamline Twilight • also ran at the Hamline Twilight.

2011 Season:ran a 5:28.58 in the mile run at the Parents Day Open •competed at the St. Thomas Show Case and placed seventh (5:31.30) • finished in 5:35.98 at the Minnesota Open •competed at the UWRF Falcon Invitational in the 1,500 meters and finished with a time of 4:59.50•ran a 5:01.58 at the Tommie Twilight.

2010 Season - Indoor:
Ran in one meet. Outdoor: Competed in three meets in the 1,500 meters • ran season-best time of 4:58.11 at the Hamline Twilight Meet.

2009 Season - Indoor:
Competed in three meets • placed second (5:13.77) in the mile run at the UW-River Falls Classic • ran the 3,000m at the Minnesota Open.Outdoor:Competed in the 1,500m at the Phil Esten Challenge.

2008 Season:
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:
A 2007 graduate of Waukesha West High School • high school coach was Chris Ramsey • led West to two Wisconsin Division 1 titles in cross country (2004, 2005) and three track crowns (2004, 2005, 2006) • cross country runner-up in 2006 • a three-time all-state honoree in cross country • placed seventh as a sophomore, 11th as a junior and ninth as a senior • Classic 8 Conference medalist as a junior • an 11-time all-state performer on the track • placed seventh as a senior in the 800 meters (2:17.86) • two-time all-state in the 1,600 meters • two-time state champion and eight-time all-state honoree in the relays • won a 4x800-meter relay title as a sophomore and a 4x400-meter relay crown as a junior • also competed in cross country skiing • all-state in skiing as a senior • a member of the National Honor Society.

Born June 11, 1989 • child psychology major with a minor in speech pathology • daughter of David and Sue Koch • active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and All-women's athlete bible study.

Koch's Career Bests

800 Meters (I) 2:20.98 1/31/09
Mile (I) 5:13.77 2/14/09
1,500 Meters 4:48.17 4/17/09
3,000 Meters 10:42.89 1/17/09


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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