High School: A 2017 graduate of Little Chute High School where she competed for coaches James Brooks and Jeremy Reider • three-sport athlete who earned four letters in track & field and basketball and three in volleyball • five-time all-state honoree, winning three-straight state titles in the shot put and collecting nine top-10 state meet finishes • 12-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship qualifier with three appearances each in the shot put, 4x100m relay, and 4x200m relay, two appearances in the discus, and one in the 4x400m relay • led Little Chute to a seventh-place team finish at the 2017 WIAA Division 2 State Championship, winning her third-straight shot put title and placing third in the discus and fourth in the 4x200m relay along with taking 16th in the 4x100m relay • back-to-back-to-back state champion in the shot put as a sophomore, junior, and senior • placed 17th in the discus at the state meet as a junior before improving to third place as a senior • took eighth at the state meet in both the 4x200m and 4x400m relays as a sophomore • placed ninth at the state meet in both the 4x100m and 4x200m relays as a freshman • three-year regional and sectional champion in the shot put and 2017 sectional champion in the discus • four-year all-conference honoree, earning 11 awards in five different events including four first-team all-conference nods in shot put • seven-time conference champion, winning four-straight North Eastern Conference titles in the shot put, two titles in the 4x100m relay, and one in the 4x200m relay • four-year Team MVP • set Wisconsin state record in the shot put • named 2017 North Eastern Wisconsin High school Sports Female Athlete of the Year, 2017 North Eastern Conference Field Athlete of the Year, and 2017 Post Crescent Track & Field Athlete of the Year • holds Little Chute school records in shot put, 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, and 4x400m relay • won shot put and placed fourth in discus to earn Field Athlete of the Meet honors at 2017 Senior Spotlight Meet • owns high school personal-best marks of 49-03.25 in shot put and 132-04 in discus.
Personal: Born July 31, 1998 • daughter of Dan and Karen Keyzers • has two siblings, Tanner and Max • intends to study kinesiology • brothers Tanner and Max both play football at Michigan Tech • earned academic high honors every semester of high school and graduated fifth in her class • a standout volleyball and basketball player in high school who earned three all-conference awards in basketball and two all-conference awards in volleyball • served as volleyball captain and named basketball MVP, academic all-star, and all-star team player.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.