Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
The Gophers will compete at St. Thomas, Hamline and Iowa this week
Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
All four Gophers ran career-best times in their events on Thursday at the Drake Relays
Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races, including three career-best performances • ran a career-best 5:08.41 for ninth place in the mile at the Parents Day Open • ran a career-best 10:35.47 in the 3,000m at the Minnesota Open • ran a career-best 17:51.68 in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races, including three career-best times • ran a career-best 4:51.50 in the 1,500m for eighth at the Holst Invitational • placed eighth in the 5,000m in a career-best 18:20.80 at the Eagle Open • ran a career-best 37:30.28 in the 10,000m at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran career-best 10:47.71 in the 3,000m at Parents Day Open • finished 13th in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic in a career-best 18:49.15 • finished seventh in the 3,000m at the UW-River Falls Invite.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran career-best times in the 1,500m (4:59.90), 3,000m (10:35.05) and 5,000m (19:27.12) • ran the 1,500m four times and the 3,000m and 5,000m once each • placed 18th in 4:59.90 in the 1,500m at UW-La Crosse • finished second in the 3,000m in 10:35.05 at Macalester • placed 13th in 5,000m at Hamline (19:27.12).
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:43.65) • took 11th in the 3,000m at the Northwest Open (11:23.89) • ran the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic (19:28.79).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (5:09.79).
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Minnetonka High School • high school coaches were Jane Riemer-Morgan, Amy Mayer, Krista Larson, Jessica Donovan and Jennifer Bridenbach • cross country team placed third once and fourth once at the Minnesota Class AA state meet • was the section 6 AA Champion as a senior in cross country • also participated in Nordic skiing where she earned all-conference honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • competed in the 3,200m, 1,600m and 800m races during the track season • graduated with highest honors.
Personal: Born January 29, 1993 • major is broadcast journalism • daughter of Ann Marie and Bruce Bailey • has one brother named Ryan, who competed in cross country and track and field for UW-Eau Claire • enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and cooking.
|Bailey's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Mile||5:08.41||Parents Day (2/21/15)|
|3,000m||10:35.47||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|5,000m||17:51.68||Iowa State Classic (2/13/15)|
|Bailey's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|1,500m||4:51.50||Holst Invitational (4/18/15)|
|5,000m||18:20.80||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
|10,000m||37:30.28||Drake Relays (4/23/15)|
Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship
Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.
Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.