Val Larson
Val  Larson

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
DeForest, Wis.

High School:
DeForest Area HS

Event:
Sprints/Jumps

Birthdate:
10/31/1997


02/24/2018

No. 10 Gophers Win B1G Team Title

Kaitlyn Long won the weight throw and the Gophers finished as runners-up in the 600m, mile, and pole vault

02/23/2018

Place Finishes as B1G Runner-Up

Karlie Place finished as pole vault runner-up to lead Minnesota on day one of the Big Ten Championship

02/10/2018

Markland Wins Music City Challenge 800m

Titania Markland won the 800m in a career-best 2:07.12 to lead the Gophers on day two at the Music City Challenge

02/03/2018

Gophers Rewrite Recordbooks at Michigan

Minnesota won the 4x400m relay, high jump, and weight throw on day two of the Power Five Invite Saturday

02/02/2018

Gophers Win Two Events

Minnesota won the 600m and 5,000m on day one of the Power Five Invite hosted by Michigan

PRONUNCIATION:



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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)

MORE HEADLINES

No. 10 Gophers Win B1G Team Title

No. 10 Gophers Win B1G Team Title

2/24/2018 - W. Track & Field

Kaitlyn Long won the weight throw and the Gophers finished as runners-up in the 600m, mile, and pole vault.

Place Finishes as B1G Runner-Up

Place Finishes as B1G Runner-Up

2/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

Karlie Place finished as pole vault runner-up to lead Minnesota on day one of the Big Ten Championship.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Huls

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Huls

2/22/2018 - W. Track & Field

Get to know Gophers redshirt sophomore Erin Huls as the Gophers prepare for the Big Ten Championship.

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