Alena Brooks and Cassy Opitz are among those honored for perfect GPAs
Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday
The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon
The Gophers will compete at Iowa, St. Thomas and Hamline this week
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)|
|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)|
|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)|
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Taylor Wiebke
Catch up with Gophers sophomore high jumper Taylor Wiebke after she earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Gophers Earn Two Third-Place Finishes
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday.
Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays.