Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
The junior currently owns the Big Ten's best steeplechase time.
Todea-Kay Willis and Paige Orcutt earned event titles for Minnesota.
Minnesota is coming off of a spring break training trip.
Minnesota had one weekend off between indoor and outdoor competition.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 10:30.91 in the 3,000 meters at the Parents Day Open posted her season-best mile time of 5:09.84 at the Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Finished 17th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (10:47.82) ran a season-best steeplechase time of 10:43.82 to win at the Alabama Invite finished 12th at the Drake Relays Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 Season - Indoor: Runner-up in the 3,000 meters at the Parents Day Open (10:16.35) placed fifth at the Northwest Open running the 3000 meters (10:17.97). Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round competitor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase recorded a career-best time of 10:35.03 in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, ranking seventh in Minnesota history won the steeplechase at the Arkansas Invitational and Viking Classic competed in the 1,500m at the Bulldog Invitational (4:35.77) Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Season - Indoor: Ran a 5:11.87 mile at the Jack Johnson Classic finished 11th at the Parents Day Open (5:14.16) competed at the Iowa State Classic in the 3,000 meters and finished with 10:25.61. Outdoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the Steeple Chase and finished with a personal best time of 11:01.07.
2010 Season - Indoor: Competed in six meets clocked a season-best time of 5:08.72 at Meyo Invitational top 3,000 meters time was 10:36.45 at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor:Ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase in three meets notched the No. 10 time in school history (11:00.85) in school history won the event at the Hamline Twilight Meet Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2009 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2008 graduate of O'Gorman High School high school coaches were Doug Lindner and Aaron Strand a 17-time all-state honoree competed in the South Dakota Class AA state cross country and track meets from seventh grade best finish in cross country championships was fifth in 2005 placed 18th as a seventh grader, then no lower than ninth through high school competed at six straight state track meets in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters made three state appearances in the 4x800-meter relay, including runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2008 a member of the National Honor Society Presidential Award for Academic Excellence recipient.
Personal: Born June 23, 1990 double majoring in history and communications studies with a minor in leadership and plans to go pre-law daughter of Mark and Evie Orcutt the youngest of four children other siblings Brooke, Ben and Gretchen all played collegiate soccer enjoys playing Scrabble, taking naps and baking (Mama Orcutt style).
|Event||Time (All-Time Rank)
|Mile, Indoor||5:01.12||ISU Classic (2/10/12)|
|3,000m, Indoor||10:16.35||Parents Day (2/18/12)|
|3,000m Steeplechase||10:35.03 (8th)||Big Ten (5/12/12)|
UCLA Up Next for Gophers
Minnesota travels to Los Angeles, Calif., for the UCLA Legends Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
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.