Kate Shelerud  
Kate Shelerud

RS Sophomore

Esko, Minn.

High School:
Esko HS




Five Minutes with Kate Shelerud

Get to know Gopher Kate Shelerud, a redshirt sophomore from Esko, Minn.


Stanford Leads Gophers with Two Titles

Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday


Gophers Win Four Titles at UC San Diego

Minnesota won the pole vault, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m at the Triton Invitational


Mid-Distance Gophers Race at Carleton Relays

Bollig and Mikkalson lead Minnesota in the 800m and 1,500m races


Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran in seven races • ran season-best times of 1:38.70 in the 600m and 2:19.56 in the 800m • finished eighth in the 600m (1:38.70) at Parents Day Open • won the 600m (1:39.40) at UW-River Falls Invite • finished second in a season-best 2:19.56 in the 800m at the St. Thomas Showcase • ran the 4x400m relay at Northwest Open and distance medley relay at Parents Day Open.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races, including five appearances in the 800m • recorded a season-best 59.78 in the 400m for third place at Holst Invitational • recorded season-best 800m at UW-La Crosse Open (2:17.87) • finished second in 800m at Hamline Invitational (2:19.58) • placed seventh in 800m at Carleton Relays (2:18.39) and fourth at Macalester (2:18.54).

2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School: A graduate of Esko High School • five-time state cross country meet competitor • five-year All-Polar League runner • 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800m (2:15.59) • three-time conference champion in the 800m • part of both Esko's third-place 4x400m relay and fourth-place 4x800m relay as a junior and senior at the state meet • won multiple state championships with both relays • recipient of the AAA Award • also a three-time letterwinner in soccer • graduated third in her class.

Personal: Born March 22, 1994 • daughter of Tom and Sue Shelerud • has a brother Joe and sister Jenna • majoring in nursing • enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, and baking.

Shelerud's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
600m 1:38.70 Parents Day Open (2/22/14)
800m 2:19.56 St. Thomas Showcase (2/14/14)
Shelerud's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
400m 59.78 Holst Invitational (4/12/14)
800m 2:17.87 UW-La Crosse (5/9/14)