Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
Kate Shelerud receives the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
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 director of women's track & field and cross country Matt Bingle was voted the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year
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 Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Photos of track and field student athlete Kate Shelerud.
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.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran seven races • ran a career-best 2:10.72 in the 800m to place 12th at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 57.84 in the 400m at the Mesa Classic • ran second on the third-place 4x800m relay at Drake Relays, finishing in 8:41.30 for the seventh-fastest time in program history • ran second on the third-place distance medley relay at Drake Relays, running 11:24.25 to rank sixth in program history • won the 800m (2:13.54) at the Hamline Invitational.
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 track & field 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 (2016 Final)|
|400m||57.84||Mesa Classic (4/8/16)|
|800m||2:10.72||Big Ten Championship (5/14/16)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.