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)|
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.