Taylor Mikkalson  
Taylor  Mikkalson

RS Sophomore

Mantorville, Minn.

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville HS



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Gophers Win Three Titles at Holst Invite

Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday


Gophers Earn Four Titles at Parents Day Invite

Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota


Gophers Earn 16 Career Bests at Iowa State

Eight Gophers recorded career-best times in the 800m and mile at the Iowa State Classic


Herauf Finishes as B1G Heptathlon Runner-Up

Jess Herauf repeated her runner-up showing in the pentathlon at the B1G indoor championship


Gophers Set for B1G Outdoor Test

Purdue hosts the Big Ten Championships this Friday through Sunday

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • recorded a season-best of 4:57.30 in the mile and 9:58.63 in the 3,000m • took third in the mile (4:57.30) at Parents Day Open • placed seventh in the unseeded section of the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic (9:58.63).

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races, including four appearances in the 3,000m steeplechase • finished 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, clocking a 10:41.67 • ran a career-best 10:39.41 in the 3,000m steeplechase to rank 10th all-time and win the event at UW-La Crosse • ran the 1,500m run twice, including a season-best 4:41.82 for second place at Carleton Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School • two-time Minnesota state track champion, winning the 4x800m relay in 2009 and the 1,600m in 2010 • all-state performer every year from 2008-11 • four-time Hiawatha Valley League champion • holds school records in the 1,600m, 3,200m and 4x800m relay • also an all-conference and academic all-state volleyball player • academic letterwinner.

Personal: Born December 31, 1993 • daughter of Michael and Michelle Mikkalson • has four siblings: Katie, Erin, Layton, and Hannah • majoring in psychology and minoring in biology with the goal of becoming a dentist • enjoys wakeboarding, tubing, and coaching young volleyball players.

Mikkalson's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 4:57.30 Parents Day Open (2/22/14)
3,000m 9:58.63 Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
Mikkalson's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:41.82 Carleton Relays (4/19/14)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:39.41 (AT-10th) UW-La Crosse (5/9/14)