Laura Docherty
Laura  Docherty

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
08/19/1991

Experience:
3 Letters


07/23/2014

Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

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

05/29/2014

Adderley Advances as Gophers Open NCAA Prelims

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

05/27/2014

Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelims

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

05/22/2014

15 Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelims

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

05/21/2014

Three Gophers Named Second Team All-Big Ten

Herauf, Murphy and Stanford earned runner-up finishes at the Big Ten Championships

05/18/2014

Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014

Women's Track at Big Tens 05.18.2014

05/16/2014

Women Track at Big Tens 05.16.2014

Women Track at Big Tens 05.16.2014

05/28/2013

NCAA West Preliminary Round

Photos by Becky Miller

Career Highlights: Holds the school record in the 10,000m (33:24.93) • ranks second in the indoor 5,000m (16:15.00), third in the indoor 3,000m (9:22.16) and third in the outdoor 5,000m (16:10.63) • finished 18th in the 5,000m at the 2013 NCAA Championships • 2012, 2013 and 2014 NCAA West Regional qualifier • All-Big Ten Indoor Second Team in 2013 as the 5,000m runner-up • 2013 All-Big Ten Outdoor Second Team honoree as 10,000m runner-up • three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree • three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran six races and earned five top-five finishes • ran a career-best 9:22.16 in the 3,000m to finish fifth at the Big Ten championships • ran a season-best 16:25.18 to finish third in the 5,000m at the Big Ten championships • finished indoor season as third-fastest Gopher 3,000m runner in program history (9:22.16) • ran the 3,000m at the Northwest Open (second, 9:49.66 ) and Bill Bergan Invite (fourth, 9:35.41) • placed 20th in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic (16:36.49) • finished second in the mile (4:53.35) at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran three races • finished ninth in the 10,000m in a season-best 34:45.67 at Big Tens Championships • ran the 10,000m at the NCAA West Prelims (36:09.68) • finished second in the 3,000m (9:55.40) at Musco Twlight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Championships runner-up in the 5,000m with a time of 16:15.00, the second-best in school history • also finished third in the 3,000m with the third-best time in Minnesota history (9:23.60) • finished second in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:28.45) • won the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:53.08).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Earned All-America Honorable Mention status by finishing 18th in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships (16:24.02) • finished ninth at the NCAA West Preliminary Round to qualify with a personal record time of 16:10.63, third-best in school history • broke the school record in the 10,000m at Stanford (33:24.93) • Big Ten runner-up in the 10,000m (34:13.21) • finished fourth in the 5,000m at Big Tens (16:16.10) • anchored the Gophers' winning distance medley relay at the Drake Relays • won the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (9:28.57) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: A Big Ten Championships competitor in the 5,000m • raced the 10th-best 5,000m race in school history at the Meyo Invitational (16:46.11) • placed eighth in the mile run at the Iowa State Classic (4:49.81) • ran the Jack Johnson mile in 4:55.65, good for fourth place • runner-up in the Northwest Open 3,000m (9:49.87).

2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round • finished fourth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships (35:02.06) • also finished seventh in the 5,000m with a season-best time of 16:42.24 • owned the team's top 2012 times in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and 10,000m as well as the second-best time in the 1,500m • won the 3,000m at the Aztec Invitational (9:44.08) • ran the fifth-best 10,000m time in school history at the Stanford Invite, finishing 12th (34:07.40) • with the team's fastest split (4:41), anchored the 4x1,600m relay that took second at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Parents Day Open in the 3,000m and finished in second place (10:00.29) • ran at the Big Ten Championship in the 5,000m and finished with a time 17:45.21.

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed at the Jim Click Shootout in the 3,000m and finished seventh (10:07.33) • ran to a second place finish at the Bulls Invitational in the 5,000m (17:25.68) • competed at the 10,000m in the Mt. Sac Open and placed eighth (35:44.57) • competed in the Big Ten Championship in the 10,000m and finished with a time of 36:16.18.

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School • high school coach was Chris Babcock • a two-time all-state runner • placed 12th in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 25th in 2008 • the 2008 Roy Griak Invitational Girls Gold Race runner-up.

Personal: Born August 19, 1991 • majoring in marketing with emphases in retail merchandising and sustainability • daughter of Jim and Bev Docherty • both parents ran cross country and track at Iowa • has siblings Jennie, Danny and Kevin • Jennie (Iowa) and Danny (Loyola) were collegiate runners, and Kevin is a collegiate runner (Iowa) • enjoys dancing, chocolate, animals, and Nike.

Docherty's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:49.81 Iowa State Classic (2/11/12)
3,000m 9:22.16 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championships (2/28/14)
5,000m 16:15.00 (AT-2nd) Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
Docherty's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:13.47 Aztec Invitational (3/16/12)
1,500m 4:30.38 Aztec Invitational (3/17/12)
3,000m 9:28.57 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
5,000m 16:10.63 (AT-3rd) NCAA West Prelims (5/25/13)
10,000m 33:24.93 (AT-1st) Stanford Invitational (3/29/13)

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