Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history
Titania Markland won the 800m in a career-best 2:07.12 to lead the Gophers on day two at the Music City Challenge
No. 10 Minnesota split the squad at three meets at Iowa State, Vandervilt, and St. Thomas on Friday evening
Minnesota got an early start to the 2018 season on the road in Brookings, S.D., Friday night
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the BearCat Open hosted by St. Thomas at Concordia St. Paul Wednesday
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at six meets.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minn., where she competed for coaches Dan Jago, Cara Jago, and Mike Biermaier • three-sport letterwinner for the Prowlers, earning six letters in track & field along with being a five-year letterwinner in both volleyball and basketball • five-time state meet qualifier in both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles • earned nine top-10 finishes at the Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship, including back-to-back titles in the 300-meter hurdles as a senior (41.35) and junior (42.13) after finishing as runner-up as a sophomore (43.44) and freshman (44.07), having also won the state title as an eighth grader (43.48) • finished as 100m hurdles state runner-up as a senior (14.27) after placing 10th as a junior, sixth as a sophomore, 13th as a freshman, and 10th as an eighth grader • 10-time Heart of Lakes Conference champion, earning 100m, 200m, and 300m hurdles titles as a senior; 200m, 400m, and 4x100m relay titles as a junior; and 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x200m relay, and triple jump titles as a sophomore • earned All-Heart of Lakes Conference honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior • five-year all-state honoree • placed fifth in the 400m hurdles (58.85) at the 2016 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn USATF All-American honors • all-time MSHSL record-holder in the 300-meter hurdles who also held Lincoln High School records in 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, long jump, triple jump, 4x100m relay, and 4x200m relay • owns high school personal-best marks of 58.85 in the 400m hurdles, 41.35 in the 300m hurdles, and 14.27 in the 100m hurdles, along with 12.48 (100m), 25.4 (200m), 56.70 (400m), 2:20.62 (800m), 4-11 (high jump), 17-03 (long jump), and 35-11.50 (triple jump) • recorded 1,000 career kills in volleyball and scored 1,000 career points in basketball for the Prowlers along with competing at state tournaments in both sports in high school.
Personal: Born July 9, 1998 • daughter of Mike and Ronda Biermaier • has one sibling, Blake • father Mike competed in track & field at the University of North Dakota from 1989-92 • mother Ronda competed in volleyball, basketball, and softball at the University of Minnesota Crookston from 1992-97 • intends to major in kinesiology • National Honor Society member and Student Council representative.
|Biermaier's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|200m||26.42 (UA)||ISU Classic (2/10/17)|
|400m||57.78 (UA)||ISU Classic (2/11/17)|
|600m||1:34.95 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)|
|60m Hurdles||9.36 (UA)||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|Biermaier's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m Hurdles||1:02.31 (UA)||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.