The Gopher rookies both placed in the top seven of their respective events over the weekend
Jess Herauf and Nicolle Murphy earned First Team All-American honors, and the 4x400m relay team picked up Second Team honors
Jess Herauf and the Gophers began competition at the 2015 NCAA Championships on Wednesday
Seven Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA Championships this week
Minnesota will compete in the heptathlon, hammer, javelin and 4x400m relay at the national meet
2015 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • ran in 13 races • moved into third in Minnesota history in the 600m with a 1:29.91 as Big Ten runner-up • ended the season ranked sixth all-time in the 400m in 54.96 for second place at the Jack Johnson Classic • anchored Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • won the 600m at the Husker Invitational (1:31.00) and the Minnesota Open (1:32.60) • ran a career-best 2:18.53 in the 800m at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • ran on the fourth-place 4x400m relay at the Iowa State Classic (3:43.03) to rank ninth in Minnesota history.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American and Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • ran 18 races, including appearances in the 400m, 800m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • broke Minnesota program record in the 400m twice, clocking a career-best 52.86 in the NCAA West Prelim quarterfinal to place 13th • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 400m (53.66) at Big Ten Championships • ran a then-career-best 53.53 to break the Minnesota program record in prelims of the 400m at Big Tens • ran a career-best 2:11.45 to place second in the 800m at Jaguar Challenge • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, Jaguar Challenge, and Baylor Invitational • placed 11th in the 400m (54.07) at the Jamaican Athletic Administrative Association National Senior Championships.
2014 Season - Indoor: Finished her debut indoor season as the sixth-ranked Gopher all-time in the 400m with a 55.03 in preliminaries at Big Tens • won the 600m in 1:33.18 at the Parents Day Open • took second in the 600m at the Northwest Open (1:35.59) • ran on school-record 4x400m relay team that took third at the Big Ten championship in 3:36.67 • ran on four fastest 4x400m relay teams of the indoor season.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA national championships in 3:37.08 • advanced to the NCAA national championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing 11th at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:34.71 • placed third in the 4x400m relay (3:35.07) and 10th in the 400m (55.06) at Big Ten Championships • finished sixth in the 400m in a career-best 54.91 at Spec Towns to rank seventh among Gophers all-time • ran back-to-back program records in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens and NCAA West Prelims • finished third in the 400m at Musco Twilight (55.04) and UC San Diego (55.17) • placed 10th in lone 800m race of the season (2:24.87) at USF Collegiate • won the 4x400m relay at UC San Diego (3:39.43) and USF Collegiate (3:45.00) • ran on the 4x100m, 4x200m and sprint medley relay teams at TSU Relays.
High School: A 2011 graduate of St. Mary High School • high school coaches were Dwayne Williams and Erol Campbell • set 400m record (55.44) and 800m record (2:21.34) in Class 2 at 2011 Eastern Championship • set 800m record (2:16.59), 1,500m record (4:56.70) and 4x400m record (3:55.02) in Class 1 at 2013 Eastern Championship • also won 400m (55.21) in Class 1 at 2013 Eastern Championship • represented Jamaica at the 2012 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC).
Personal: Born January 2, 1994 • plans to major in Meteorology • daughter of Staceyann Strachan • has one younger sister, Britania Forbes • enjoys netball and football.