Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
Photos of women's track & field athlete Jamie Piepenburg
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • ran a career-best 9:39.77 in the 3,000m to place 11th at the Big Ten Championship • placed sixth in the mile in a career-best 4:59.07 at the Jack Johnson Classic • won the mile (5:03.73) at the UST Invite • finished eighth in the 5,000m in a season-best 18:30.44 at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran seven races • ran a career-best 4:26.66 in the 1,500m at the Virginia Challenge • finished seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:41.80 at the Drake Relays • placed 11th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:48.92) at the Big Ten Championship • ran on the first-place 4x1500m relay team at the Raleigh Relays (18:18.65).
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races and recorded career-best times in the mile (5:02.31), 3,000m (9:42.29) and 5,000m (17:11.93) • won the mile in a career-best 5:02.31 at the Minnesota Open • ran her career-best 3,000m placed 18th in 9:42.29 at the Iowa State Classic • placed 16th in the 3,000m (9:52.45) at the Big Ten championship • took third in the 3,000m (9:55.36) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran her career-best 5,000m of 17:11.93 at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran seven races and recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:32.72), 3000m (10:12.40), and 3,000m steeplechase (10:42.06) • won the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:42.06 at the John McDonnell Invitational • placed fourth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:32.72 at the Musco Twilight • finished third in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:12.40 at the Jaguar Challenge • placed 16th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:59.24) at the Big Ten Championships.
2014 Season - Indoor: Redshirted the indoor track & field season.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races, including four appearances in the 1,500m run • ran the 10,000m run at the Big Ten Championships and finished 23rd in 37:32.52 • ran a season-best 4:38.00 in the 1,500m for third place at Holst Invitational • finished fifth in the 5,000m run in a season-best 17:53.76 at Hamline Invitational • clocked a season-best 36:18.14 for 13th place in the 10,000m run at Drake Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished second in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (10:11.96) • ran the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic (18:06.46).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Redshirted the outdoor track & field season.
High School: A graduate of Jefferson High School • top-three state cross country finisher for four-straight years • 2011 Minnesota state 3,200m champion and 1,600m runner-up • won the 3,200m in 2009 and the 1,600m in 2010 • finished second in the 1,600m and third in the 3,200m at the 2012 state meet • set personal and Section 8AA meet records in the 1,600m (4:54.19) and 3,200m (10:24.57) • All-Central Lakes Conference performer every year • named team MVP five times for both cross country and distance track events • holds school records in 4,000m in cross country and owns the indoor and outdoor track 1,600m and 3,200m records • graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born October 6, 1993 • daughter of Tracey and Mardi Piepenburg • has a brother, Trenton • major is genetics, cell biology, and development • enjoys dancing and reading.
|Piepenburg's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||4:59.07||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30/16)|
|3,000m||9:39.77||Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)|
|5,000m||17:11.93||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Piepenburg's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:26.66||Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)|
|3,000m||10:12.40||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|10,000m||36:18.14||Drake Relays (4/24/14)|
|3,000m steeplechase||10:41.80||Drake Relays (4/30/16)|
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Lindsey Smits
Lindsey Smits reflects on her breakthrough season, during which she took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time.
Gopher Trio Races Internationally
Titania Markland, Kimberly Golding, and Emerald Egwim competed for their respective countries over the weekend.
Gophers Wrap Up USATF Championships
Ashley Ramacher, Taylor Wiebke, and alum Jamie Cheever competed on days two and three of the USATF Outdoor Junior and Senior Championships.