Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 outdoor campaign
Jess Lehman, Agnes Esser, and Shanique Wright earned All-American honors on Saturday at the NCAA Championship
Nicolle Murphy and Lyndsey Thorpe earned First Team All-American honors at the NCAA Championship Thursday evening
Eight Golden Gophers are set to compete at the 2016 NCAA Championship this week
The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.
2016 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran seven races with appearances in the mile, 3,000m, 5,000m, and distance medley relay • ran a career-best 16:27.73 to place eighth in the 5,000m at the Big Ten Championship and move into sixth among all-time Gophers • placed 16th in the mile at Big Tens (4:51.01) • ran season-best mile in 4:49.19 at the ISU Classic • ran season-best 3,000m in 9:52.72 at the Meyo Invite • ran 1,200m leg of the third-place DMR at the Meyo Invite, clocking 11:28.26.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • NCAA Championship qualifier in 3,000m steeplechase • ran 12 races with appearances in the 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, and 4x1,600m relay • placed 21st in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:38.33) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship with a 12th-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:14.49) at the NCAA West Prelim • finished fifth in the 5,000m (career-best 16:34.27), sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:22.85), and 13th in the 1,500m (4:29.47) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 10:11.54 in the 3,000m steeplechase to place sixth at the Virginia Challenge and move into fourth among all-time Gophers • ran a career-best 4:24.39 in the 1,500m to place third at the Drake Relays and move into 10th among all-time Gophers • led off the first-place 4x1,600m relay at Drake Relays, running 19:21.71 to rank eighth in program history • ran a season-best 2:13.60 in the 800m for third place at the Hamline Invitational.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • ran career-bests in the mile (4:45.28) and the 3,000m (9:39.10) • moved into 10th among all-time Gopher milers with a 4:45.28 in prelims at the Big Ten Championship • placed ninth in the B1G mile (4:48.17) • placed 11th in the 3,000m (9:39.10) at the Meyo Invitational • won the 3,000m (9:45.28) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 10 races • recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:12.28), 1,500m (4:25.03), 5,000m (17:07.02), and 3,000m steeplechase (10:18.45) • ended the season ranked fifth in program history in the 3,000m steeplechase • placed fourth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:18.45), 11th in the 5,000m (17:07.02), and 15th in the 1,500m (4:29.32) at the Big Ten Championship • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the 3,000m steeplechase and placed 35th in 10:47.12 • won the 1,500m at the Jaguar Challenge • runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Drake Relays (10:19.48) • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88).
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran career-bests in the mile (4:57.32), 3,000m (9:39.83) and 5,000m (16:59.83) • ran career-best mile (4:57.32) for ninth place at Jack Johnson Classic • finished eighth in the 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite in 9:39.83 • placed 14th in the 3,000m (9:41.72) at Big Tens • ran career-best 16:59.83 in the 5,000m at Iowa State Classic.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • raced the 3,000m steeplechase four times, including at Big Ten Championships and NCAA West Prelims • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:37.00) and 3,000m steeplechase (10:26.52) • finished ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:26.52) at Big Tens to rank fifth all-time in Gopher history • came in 39th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:50.97) at the NCAA West Prelims • took eighth in the steeplechase at Drake Relays (10:32.70) • finished second in the 1,500m (4:37.00) at Holst Invitational.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships (27th) • posted a season-best 3,000m time of 9:54.51 at the Iowa State Classic • ran the mile at the Parents Day Open (5:08.47).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Meet of the Unsaintly (11:12.28) • ran the 5,000m at the Drake Relays (17:16.87) • ran the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invite (10:27.50).
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Chaska High School • high school coaches were Scott Stallman and Nate Foss • six-time letterwinner in cross country • was a seven-time all-conference selection in cross country and track and field • five-time team MVP • three-time all-state selection in cross country and track and field • also participated in basketball and Nordic skiing • personal bests of 10:48 in 3,200m, 5:00 in 1,600m, 2:18 in 800m and 14:22 in 4,000m • Athena Award winner • dean's list honoree.
Personal: Born July 27, 1992 • completed her undergraduate degree in strategic journalism with a minor in management • enrolled in a human resources graduate certificate program • daughter of Marty and Diane Urick • parents both competed in cross country and track at the University of St. Thomas • has two siblings, Jenna and Spencer.
|Urick's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Mile||4:45.28||Big Tens (2/27/15)|
|3,000m||9:39.10||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|5,000m||16:27.73 (AT-6th)||Big Tens (2/27/16)|
|Urick's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|800m||2:12.28||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|1,500m||4:24.39||Drake Relays (4/30/16)|
|3,000m||10:27.50||Arkansas Invite (3/30/13)|
|5,000m||16:34.27||Big Tens (5/15/16)|
|3,000m Steeplechase||10:11.54 (AT-4th)||Virginia Challenge (4/23/16)|
Gopher Trio Garners Academic All-America Honors
Track & field student-athletes Alex Beckman, Jess Lehman, and Luca Wieland have been honored for academics.
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Shelerud Receives Sportsmanship Award
Kate Shelerud receives the 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for women's track and field.