Cassy Opitz  
Cassy Opitz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Position:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
02/06/1991

Experience:
1 Letter


05/28/2014

Big Ten Honors 37 Gophers for Academics

Alena Brooks and Cassy Opitz are among those honored for perfect GPAs

05/10/2014

Stanford Leads Gophers with Two Titles

Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday

05/03/2014

Osterdyk Wins Shot Put at Hamline

The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon

04/29/2014

Musco Twilight to Highlight Weekend

The Gophers will compete at Iowa, St. Thomas and Hamline this week

04/26/2014

Domski, Opitz Win Titles in Iowa

Lauren Domski and Cassy Opitz won their events at the Grand View Viking Classic

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-bests in the 800m (2:12.05) and mile (4:53.02) • ran career-best 2:12.05 in the 800m preliminaries at Big Tens • finished 17th in the mile with a career-best 4:53.02 at Iowa State Classic • won the 800m (2:13.18) at Parents Day Open • won the mile (4:59.14) at UW-River Falls Invite.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races, running the 1,500m four times • ran an outdoor career-best 2:13.96 in the 800m for fifth place at USF Collegaite in her lone 800m race of the outdoor season • recorded a season-best 1,500m time of 4:31.92 for second place at UW-La Crosse • finished third in the 1,500m at Spec Towns (4:34.14) and at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:34.72) • won the 1,500m in 4:39.59 at Grand View Viking Classic • ran third leg of 4x1600m relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the ninth-best time in Minnesota history (19:24.68) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best mile time of 4:55.79 at the Iowa State Classic • finished sixth in the 800m at the Parents Day Open (2:18.03) • raced in the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:27.63).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships • season-best 1,500m time was 4:32.10 at the Musco Twilight • won the 800m at the Viking Classic (2:14.21) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships • placed ninth in the mile run (4:58.95) at the Iowa State Classic.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, posting a season-best time of 4:31.19 • won the 800m at the Hamline Invite with a season-best time of 2:15.04 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Iowa State Classic in the mile run and finished with a personal best time of 4:58.50 • ran a 5:02.37 mile at the Jack Johnson Classic, which was good for eighth place • competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a time of 5:01.60 • won the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:59.00).

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Mt. Sac Open (4:32.10) • competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships and made the finals with a time of 4:34.71 • picked up a 1,500m win at the Musco Twilight (4:36.89) • finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Jim Click Shootout (4:41.81) • ran the 3,000m at the Bulls Invitational and finished fifth (10:08.19).

2010 Season: Redshirted the 2009 cross country season and both the indoor and outdoor 2010 track & field seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School • high school coach was Jeff Lindlief • earned individual and team titles at the 2008 Minnesota Class AA state cross country meet • team was state runners-up in 2007 • placed 10th in 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals • a 2007 high school All-American placing sixth in the 4xMile relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals • three-time state track titlest • won 2009 state crown in 1,600m (4:59.53), 2008 3,200m title and 4x800m relay title in 2007 (9:09.34) • eight-time all-state honoree, three times in both cross country and track, and twice in Nordic skiing • Athena Award winner • scholar athlete • Gatorade Minnesota Runner of the Year in 2008 • high school teammate of Megan Smith.

Personal: Born February 6, 1991 • given name is Cassandra • majored in public health, family social science and communications • going to graduate school for health and wellness - human resources • daughter of Kevin and Ann Opitz • has an older brother, Tyler.

Opitz's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.05 Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
Mile 4:53.02 Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
3,000m 9:59.90 Meyo Invitational (2/4/11)
Opitz's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:13.96 USF Collegiate (4/4/14)
1,500m 4:31.19 Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
3,000m 10:08.19 Bulls Invitational (3/18/11)