Minnesota will celebrate its 2017 seniors during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday
Minnesota won all 12 events in which the team competed at the local meet Friday evening
Erin Hawkins ran a career-best 24.14 in the 200m to move into second among all-time Gopher sprinters
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Photos of track and field student athlete Laura Werking.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:32.72), 1,000m (3:11.79), and the mile (5:29.82).
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best time of 2:28.45 in the 800m at the Holst Invitational • ran a career-best 5:00.69 in the 1,500m at the BearCat Twilight.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran six races with appearances in the 1,000m, mile, and 4x400m relay • ran career-best times in the 1,000m (3:19.66) at the St. Thomas Showcase and the mile (5:53.20) at the Parents Day Invite.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 1,500m at four meets • ran a career-best 5:12.67 in the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including two appearances in the 800m and mile and one 4x400m relay • ran a season-best 2:34.63 in the 800m at the Parents Day Invite • ran a season-best 5:58.16 in the mile at the St. Thomas Showcase.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 800m at two meets, clocking a season-best 2:30.49 at the Hamline Invite.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Brookfield East High School • a member of Brookfield East's school record-holding 4x800m relay team that earned a state meet berth in 2010 • Greater Metro Conference indoor two-mile champion in 2010 • also a triathlete and a standout swimmer.
Personal: Born January 23, 1995 • plans to major in math with an emphasis in actuarial science • daughter of Leslie and Jon Werking • has an older sister, Evelyn, and younger twin sisters, Sarah and Rachel • enjoys biking and spending time with family • also a lifeguard and swim instructor.
|Werking's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:32.72||Minnesota Open (1/14/17)|
|1,000m||3:11.79||St. Thomas Showcase (2/10/17)|
|Mile||5:29.82||Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)|
|Werking's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:28.45||Holst Invitational (4/22/17)|
|1,500m||5:00.69||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
Big Ten Honors Long with Weekly Award
2/21/2018 - W. Track & Field
Kaitlyn Long is this week's Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week following her record-breaking performance at the Parents Day Invite.
No. 10 Gophers Set for B1G Championship
2/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota enters the Big Ten Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship as the top-ranked B1G team in the nation.
Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10
2/17/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history Saturday.