Liz Berkholtz  
Liz Berkholtz

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sun Prairie, Wis.

High School:
Sun Prairie HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/11/1992


04/22/2014

Gophers to Split Squad at Five Meets

Minnesota is split at Hamline, Drake, Grand View, UC San Diego and Macalester this week

04/17/2014

Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend

04/09/2014

Spec Towns Invite to Highlight Weekend Slate

The Gophers are scheduled to compete at two meets this weekend

04/05/2014

Berkholtz, Budd Lead Gophers at Stanford

Four Gophers earned personal best times at the Stanford Invitational

04/01/2014

Gophers Head to Florida, California

Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week

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). 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).

2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor 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 in cross country • sixth place career-best finish at cross country state meet • Big 8 Conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m run her sophomore, junior and senior years • six-time state qualifier in track • WIAADI 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 • holds her school record in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and distance medley relay • 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 • 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 • majoring in nursing • daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz • has siblings Stephanie, Thomas and Ricky • enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
3.000m, Indoor 9:45.82 ISU Classic (2/8/13)
5,000m, Indoor 16:56.31 Big Ten (2/23/13)
5,000m, Outdoor 16:42.59 Stanford Inv. (3/29/13)
10,000m, Outdoor 35:11.12 (10th) NCAA West (5/25/13)