Molly Kayfes  
Molly Kayfes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
09/29/1991


04/01/2014

Gophers Head to Florida, California

Minnesota competes at the USF Collegiate and the Stanford Invitational this week

03/01/2014

Brooks Wins B1G 600m, Gophers Take Fourth

Senior Alena Brooks leads the Gophers to a fourth-place B1G team finish

02/28/2014

Gophers in Fifth Place After B1G Day One

Junior Jess Herauf finished second in the pentathlon to lead Minnesota

02/25/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Indoor Championships

Action gets underway at 9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday

02/16/2014

Geyen, Brooks Lead Gophers with Career Bests

Seniors Megan Geyen and Alena Brooks recorded career bests in the 400m and 800m

2014 Season: Named team captain.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished third in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships with the third-best time in school history (16:15.31) • finished sixth in the 3,000m in 9:30.39, ninth-best all-time • placed third in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:32.02) • took third in the mile at the Jack Johnson Classic (4:54.49). Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:40.82) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships • won the mile run at the Northwest Open (5:02.29) • placed seventh in the Iowa State Classic 3,000m (9:36.05). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 3,000m steeplechase • posted the fourth-best steeplechase time in school history in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships (10:27.43) • also competed in the 5,000m at the Big Ten meet • ran the second leg of the second-place 4x1,600m relay at the Drake Relays • ran a season-best 1,500m race at the Arkansas Invite, finishing third (unseeded) with a time of 4:33.89 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season: Redshirted the 2010 cross country season and 2011 indoor and outdoor track seasons.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Maple Grove High School • member of the 4x800m relay team that shatterd the school record by 30 seconds as a freshman • ran a 5:02 mile in her sophomore year • also played soccer for five years and was team captain • graduated with high honors • National Honor Society member • honor roll member.

Personal: Born September 29, 1991 • majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish • daugther of Jim and Eileen Kayfes • has one brother, Ryan, who played hockey at Bentley College • enjoys shopping, baking, soccer and laying out.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
1,500m, Outdoor 4:33.89 Arkansas Inv. (3/31/12)
Mile, Indoor 4:54.49 Jack Johnson (1/19/13)
3,000m, Indoor 9:30.39 (9th) Big Ten (2/22/13)
5,000m, Indoor 16:15.31 (3rd) Big Ten (2/23/13)
5,000m, Outdoor 16:40.82 Big Ten (5/12/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:27.43 (4th) Big Ten (5/12/12)