Molly Kayfes  
Molly Kayfes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
09/29/1991


07/23/2014

Gophers Lead NCAA with 21 USTFCCCA Honorees

Minnesota has 21 All-Academic honorees, the most among NCAA Division I women's teams

05/13/2014

Gophers Set for B1G Outdoor Test

Purdue hosts the Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday

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

2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • named Second Team All-Big Ten after finishing second in the 5,000m in 16:21.06 • ran the Gophers' top 5,000m time of the indoor season, clocking a 16:19.12 for ninth place at Iowa State Classic • finished indoor season as fourth-fastest Gopher 3,000m runner in program history with a 9:24.67 for seventh-place at Big Tens • finished second in 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite (9:31.75) • won the 3,000m at season-opening Northwest Open (9:45.27) • finished sixth in the mile (4:55.92) at Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Did not compete • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

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).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championships (16:40.82) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic 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).

2012 Season - 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 • USTFCCCA All-Academic 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 on 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.

Kayfes' Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:54.49 Jack Johnson Classic (1/19/13)
3,000m 9:24.67 (AT-4th) Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
5,000m 16:15.31 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
Kayfes' Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:33.89 Arkansas Invite (3/31/12)
5,000m 16:40.82 Big Ten Championships (5/12/13)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:27.43 (AT-6th) Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)