Taylor Mikkalson
Taylor  Mikkalson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Mantorville, Minn.

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/31/1993

Experience:
2 Letters


01/30/2016

Gophers Earn Five Titles on Jack Johnson Day Two

The Gophers wrapped up action at the Jack Johnson Classic at the Minnesota Fieldhouse Saturday

01/16/2016

Gophers Win Seven Titles at Minnesota Open

The Gophers won six individual events and the 4x400-meter relay at the season-opening Minnesota Open

01/12/2016

Distance Gophers Ready for Track

The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

07/17/2015

USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics

Eighteen Gophers have been named 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees

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2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran a season-best 5:01.48 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic • placed eighth in the mile (5:06.75) at Parents Day Invite • finished 17th in lone 3,000m run of the season in 10:33.40 at the Minnesota Open.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran nine races • ran career-best times in the 1,500m (4:38.82), 3,000m (10:22.54), and 3,000m steeplechase (10:30.64) • placed 10th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:33.60) at the Big Ten Championship • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the 3,000m steeplechase and finished 40th (10:50.11) • placed 10th in the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight (4:38.82) • won the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational (4:41.31) • placed fourth in the 3,000m at the Jaguar Challenge (10:22.54) • won the 3,000m steeplechase at the Eagle Open (10:30.64) • ended the season ranked seventh in program history in the 3,000m steeplechase at 10:30.64 • USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree. 

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • recorded a season-best of 4:57.30 in the mile and 9:58.63 in the 3,000m • took third in the mile (4:57.30) at Parents Day Open • placed seventh in the unseeded section of the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic (9:58.63).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races, including four appearances in the 3,000m steeplechase • finished 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a 10:41.67 • ran a career-best 10:39.41 in the 3,000m steeplechase to rank 10th all-time and win the event at UW-La Crosse • ran the 1,500m run twice, including a season-best 4:41.82 for second place at Carleton Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School • two-time Minnesota state track champion, winning the 4x800m relay in 2009 and the 1,600m in 2010 • all-state performer every year from 2008-11 • four-time Hiawatha Valley League champion • holds school records in the 1,600m, 3,200m and 4x800m relay • also an all-conference and academic all-state volleyball player • academic letterwinner.

Personal: Born December 31, 1993 • daughter of Michael and Michelle Mikkalson • has four siblings: Katie, Erin, Layton, and Hannah • majoring in psychology and minoring in biology with the goal of becoming a dentist • enjoys wakeboarding, tubing, and coaching young volleyball players.

Mikkalson's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 4:57.30 Parents Day Open (2/22/14)
3,000m 9:58.63 Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
Mikkalson's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:38.82 Musco Twilight (5/2/15)
3,000m 10:22.54 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:30.64 (AT-7th) Eagle Open (5/8/15)

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