Minnesota director of women's track & field and cross country Matt Bingle was voted the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year
Jess Lehman and Audra Winter score in the Big Ten heptathlon competition to lead the Gophers
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota posted all-time top-10 marks in the hammer throw, 3,000m steeple chase, and 400m run Friday
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 10 races • placed 15th in the 600m in a career-best 1:33.25 at the Big Ten Championship • ran an indoor career-best 2:13.72 in the 800m at the Meyo Invite • ran third on the first-place 4x400m relay (3:49.38) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran the 400m leg of the third-place distance medley relay (11:28.26) at the Meyo Invite.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran two races • took third in the 600m in a career-best 1:36.87 at the Parents Day Invite • ran a season-best 2:19.58 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races • won the 400m in a season-best 59.08 at the Holst Invitational • ran a collegiate-best 2:13.96 in the 800m at the John McDonnell Invite • ran the 4x400m relay twice.
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 • nine-time all-state honoree and 13-time Section 7A champion • five-time cross country state meet competitor • five-year All-Polar League runner • 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800 meters (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 • holds Esko school records and Polar League records in the 4x800m relay, 4x400m relay and 800m • captained third place state meet cross country team • recipient of the AAA Award • five-time academic all-state honoree • 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 (2016 Final)|
|600m||1:33.25||Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)|
|800m||2:13.72||Meyo Invite (2/6/16)|
|Shelerud's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|400m||59.08||Holst Invitational (4/18/15)|
|800m||2:13.96||Arkansas John McDonnell Invite (4/11/15)|
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim
Minnesota is sending 20 representatives to this week's NCAA West Prelim in Lawrence, Kan.