Paige Orcutt  
Paige Orcutt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sioux Falls, S.D.

High School:
O'Gorman HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
High School


05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

04/12/2013

Catching Up with Katie Moraczewski

The junior currently owns the Big Ten's best steeplechase time.

04/06/2013

Brooks' 800-Meter PR Highlights Gophers' Third-Place Finish at Alabama

Todea-Kay Willis and Paige Orcutt earned event titles for Minnesota.

03/28/2013

Gophers Set for Arkansas, Stanford Meets

Minnesota is coming off of a spring break training trip.

03/13/2013

Gophers to Kick Off Outdoor Season at UNLV Invitational

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).


CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
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)