Minnesota closes out the regular portion of the indoor season
Meyo Invitational next weekend
2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best mile (5:01.99) at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Posted her best 1,500-meter time of the season at the Tommie Twilight (4:38.04) finished fifth in the 800m at the Holst Invitational (2:18.42) also ran the 1,500m at the Hamline Twilight and Hamline Invite.
2011 Season-Indoor:ran a 3:13.15 at the Parents Day Open in the 1,000 meters took fifth in the mile at the Minnesota State Open with at time of 5:10.59 ran a 5:13.66 at Jack Johnson Classic clocked in at 10:57.48 in the 3,000 meters at the Minnesota Open.Outdoor:ran a 4:51.54 at the Musco Twilight in the 1,500 meters.
High School:A 2009 graduate of Lakeville North High School · high school coach is Bob Ertl · competed in six Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships · ran on North's 2003 state cross country champion team as a seventh-grader · top individual state finish was fourth in 2005 · four-time all-state in cross country and five times in track · state titlist in the 1,600m (4:58.00) as a sophomore · earned a total of 17 letters, six in both cross country, and track, and five in both Nordic skiing · Athena Award winner · a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal:Born Feb. 27, 1991 · intends to major in Health & Wellness with a minor in Entrepreneurial Business · daughter of Jerry and Jane Volz · mother ran cross country/track for Coach Gary Wilson at Wisconsin-LaCrosse · older brother Matt runs on Gopher men's team · enjoys, biking, ping pong, hockey and trail mix.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.