Taylor Mikkalson  
Taylor  Mikkalson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Mantorville, Minn.

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/31/1993

Experience:
1 Letter


05/26/2015

Gophers Head to Texas for NCAA Prelim

Eighteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim this week

05/21/2015

Eighteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Seven Gophers have qualified in multiple events, including Devin Stanford, Ke-ke Burks and Agnes Esser in the disc and hammer

05/08/2015

Gophers Win Three Titles at Eagle Open

Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday

05/02/2015

Gophers Win Six Titles at Musco Twilight

The Minnesota throwers led the way with three event titles in Iowa on Saturday

04/25/2015

Gophers Wrap Up Action at Drake Relays

Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday

2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran a season-best 5:01.48 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic • placed eighth in the mile (5:06.75) at Parents Day Invite • finished 17th in lone 3,000m run of the season in 10:33.40 at the Minnesota Open.

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 (2015 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)