Liz Berkholtz  
Liz  Berkholtz

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sun Prairie, Wis.

High School:
Sun Prairie HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/11/1992

Experience:
3 Letters


07/17/2015

USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics

Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees

07/13/2015

Season Recap: A Look Back at 2015

Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season

05/30/2015

4x400m Relay, Murphy Secure NCAA Berths

Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships

05/29/2015

Markland, Spagnola Break Program Records

Minnesota program records fell in the 400m dash and 100m hurdles on day two of the NCAA West Prelim

05/26/2015

Gophers Head to Texas for NCAA Prelim

Eighteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim this week

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2015 Season - Indoor: Ran two races • placed 10th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship in a season-best 16:41.14 • placed 25th in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic in 16:52.16.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:28.85) and 5,000m (16:26.17) • placed eighth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championship in a season-best 34:55.80 • placed seventh in the 1,500m at the John McDonnell Invite in a career-best 4:28.85 • won the 3,000m (10:07.12) at the Jaguar Challenge • moved into seventh all-time in the 5,000m with a fourth-place finish in a career-best 16:26.17 at the Drake Relays • placed 39th in the 5,000m at the NCAA West Prelim (17:13.40) • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88) • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-best times in three events • ran indoor career-best 5:03.65 in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic • recorded personal best and took seventh in the 3,000m at the Bill Bergan Invite (9:39.30) • ran a career-best 16:26.48 in the 5,000m to place fifth at Big Tens and rank as the fifth-best Gopher all-time in the 5,000m.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran outdoor career bests in the 1,500m (4:39.30), 5,000m (16:33.72) and 10,000m (34:12.67) • finished 22nd in the 10,000m (35:14.42) at the NCAA West Prelims • finished the outdoor season ranked sixth in Gopher history in the 10,000m, clocking a 34:12.67 to place 31st at Stanford Invitational • finished fourth in the 10,000m (34:19.20) and 14th in the 5,000m (16:45.07) at Big Tens • finished sixth in the 5,000m in a career-best 16:33.72 at Drake Relays • placed seventh in 1,500m (4:39.30) at Musco Twilight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 19th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:56.31) • won the unseeded 3,000m with a personal-record time of 9:45.82 at the Iowa State Classic • finished ninth in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational (16:57.16).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 25th in the 10,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (36:42.61) • finished seventh in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships in 35:11.12, the 10th-best time in school history • ran her season-best 5,000m time of 16:42.59 at Stanford • finished 10th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays • finished fifth in the 3,000m at the Musco Twilight (9:46.87) • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Sun Prairie High School • high school coaches were Paul Frank, Steve Riggins and Doug Maughan • four-time cross country state meet qualifier • three-time Big 8 Conference cross country champion • three-time all-state honoree in cross country • earned career-best sixth-place finish (14:45) at cross country state meet as a senior after placing eighth as a junior • Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • six-time state qualifier in track • WIAA DI state champion in the 1,600m (5:05) and 3,200m (10:52) as a senior • state runner-up in the 3,200m as a sophomore • was named the team's most outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior in track • named MVP as a senior • led her team to three consecutive conference, regional, and sectional track titles • academic all-state honoree • graduated with a 3.94 GPA and was in the top four percent of her class • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born December 11, 1992 • completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience • enrolled in a graduate certificate program in addiction studies • daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz • has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky • enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Berkholtz's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 5:03.65 Jack Johnson Classic (1/24-25/14)
3,000m 9:39.30 Bill Bergan Invite (1/31-2/1/14)
5,000m 16:26.48 (AT-5th) Big Tens (2/28-3/1/14)
Berkholtz's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:28.85 John McDonnell Invitational (4/11/15)
3,000m 9:46.87 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
5,000m 16:26.17 (AT-7th) Drake Relays (4/23/15)
10,000m 34:12.67 (AT-6th) Stanford Invitational (4/4/14)