Head coach Sarah Hopkins assesses the distance runners as they head into track & field season
Get to know Gophers' redshirt junior Liz Berkholtz
Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams
Senior Te'Shon Adderley is set to compete in the 800m quarterfinals Friday
Fifteen Gophers and two relay teams head to Fayetteville, Ark., this week
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 majoring in psychology with a minor in neuroscience daughter of Michele and Richard Berkholtz has three siblings, Stephanie, Thomas, and Ricky enjoys spending time with family and friends.