Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday
Members of the Gophers women's track & field team competed locally at the Holst Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at the Hamline Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed on day two of the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at five meets, including winning the 800m in a career-best 2:10.21 at the Janis Rider Invite.
High School: A 2016 graduate of DeForest Area High School where she competed for coach Chris Smith • four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field who also played basketball as a freshman • four-time All-Badger North Conference cross country honoree • two-time all-area (second team honoree for 400m, honorable mention for triple jump, long jump, and 4x400m relay) and 2016 all-state honoree on the track • five-time Badger North Conference champion in the 400m (2015, 2016), 4x400m relay (2015, 2016), and triple jump (2016) • seven-time WIAA Division 1 State Track & Field Championship qualifier • finished fourth in the 400m (56.38), sixth in triple jump (37-09), and seventh in long jump (17-06.75) at the 2016 WIAA Division 1 State Championship as a senior • four-time state qualifier in the 400m, placing 12th as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore, sixth as a junior, and fourth as a senior • holds DeForest school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, and triple jump • nominated for Senior All-Star meet in Iowa • named four-time MVP in track & field, two-time MVP in cross country, and cross country captain • competed in summer USATF and AAU track & field meets from 2010-2015 • owns high school personal bests of 56.38 in the 400m (2016), 37-09 in triple jump (2016), 18-02 in long jump (2016), 25.84 in the 200m (2016), and 12.44 in the 100m (2015).
Personal: Born October 31, 1997 • daughter of Steve and Stephanie Larson • has one sibling, Jared • intends to major in kinesiology • enjoys the outdoors • named high honor roll member, Badger Conference Top Scholar Award recipient, and National Honor Society member.
|Larson's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|200m||25.51 (UA)||Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)|
|400m||56.64 (UA)||Iowa State Classic (2/11/17)|
|600m||1:33.90 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|800m||2:17.47 (UA)||Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)|
|60m Hurdles||9.90 (UA)||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|Larson's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m||55.39 (UA)||Holst Invitational (4/22/17)|
|800m||2:10.21 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/29/17)|
|400m Hurdles||1:03.11 (UA)||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
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.