The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon
Loberg won high jump and Vandenberg finished first in the 1,500m run
Bollig and Mikkalson lead Minnesota in the 800m and 1,500m races
Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend
Minnesota won the long jump, discus and hammer Wednesday evening
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races ran a season-best 2:19.75 for 11th place in the 800m at season-opening Northwest Open clocked a season-best mile of 5:04.47 in sixth place at Parents Day Open ran on the second-place 4x400m relay at UW-River Falls Invite and the second-place distance medley relay at Parents Day Open.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races ran lone 800m of the season in 2:20.14 for fourth place at Holst Invitational ran the 1,500m four times, including a season-best 4:43.04 at Meet of the Unsaintly won the 1,500m at Hamline Invitational (4:53.71) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran the 800m at the Big Ten Championships (2:16.20) part of the winning distance medley relay and finished second in the 1,000m at the Parents Day Open season-best 1,000m time was 2:56.43 at the Meyo Invitational ran a season-best mile of 4:55.22 at the Iowa State Classic ran the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:18.54).
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished sixth in the 1,500m at the Musco Twilight with a season-best time of 4:34.71 third in the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:36.28) Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Placed fourth at the MSU Open mile run (5:06.48) won the Parents Day Open 1,000m in 2:56.60 ran the mile at the Iowa State Classic (5:02.22).
2012 Season - Outdoor: Ran her fastest 1,500m race of the season at the Tommie Twilight (4:34.56) finished third in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite finished fourth in the 800m at the Holst Invitational (2:18.04).
2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic and finished 11th (2:12.59) finished eighth in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational (2:13.81) competed at the Jack Johnson Classic and placed third in the 800m (2:15.68) ran a 2:16.81 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships competed in the 1,000m at the Meyo Invitational and finished with a time 2:56.23.
2011 Season - Outdoor: Won the 1,500m at the UWRF Falcon Invitational (4:40.78) competed in the 1,500m the Tommie Twilight and placed seventh (4:44.44) ran a personal best time of 4:36.66 in the 1,500m at the Mt. Sac Invitational.
2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Niagara High School high school coach was Dan Nett did not compete in cross country five-time Wisconsin Division 3 state track champion captured 800m crown as junior and senior 400m champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and was runner-up in 2009 top time of 56.15 in 400m, 2:13.29 in 800m two-time all-conference honoree in volleyball and basketball all-state in basketball as a senior 1,000-point career scorer National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born July 13, 1991 major is kinesiology daughter of Gary and Mary Vandenberg the youngest of four children with siblings Robin, Hollie and Darren enjoys snowboarding and art.
|Vandenberg's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|600m||1:37.52||Minnesota Open (1/15/11)|
|800m||2:12.59||Iowa State Classic (2/10/11)|
|1,000m||2:56.23||Meyo Invitational (2/4/11)|
|Mile||4:55.22||Iowa State Classic (2/9/13)|
|3,000m||10:18.54||Bison Classic (1/12/13)|
|Vandenberg's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)|
|800m||2:15.40||Musco Twilight (4/23/11)|
|1,500m||4:34.56||Tommie Twilight (5/2/12)|
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