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
Jessica Waldvogel, Emerald Egwim, Erin Hawkins, Titania Markland, and Nicolle Murphy secured their places at the NCAA Championships
2015 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • ran in 10 races • moved into seventh in Minnesota history in the 400m with a career-best 55.09 for 10th at the Big Ten Championship • moved into ninth all-time in the 200m with a career-best 24.66 at the Husker Invitational • led off the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 15 races, including appearances in the 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked ninth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a career-best 54.93 for 10th at the Triton Invitational • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • ran third on the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran 13 races • clocked career-bests in the 200m (25.23) and the 400m (56.23) at Iowa State Classic • ran the 400m in 56.46 in the Big Ten preliminaries • ran on school-record 4x400m relay team that took third at the Big Ten championship in 3:36.67 • ran on first-place 4x400m relay team at Northwest Open.
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 • finished 15th in the 4x100m relay with a season-best 44.91 at NCAA West Prelims • placed third in the 4x400m relay (3:35.07), fifth in the 4x100m relay (45.56) and 13th in the 400m (55.49) at Big Ten Championships • finished fourth in the 200m in a career-best 24.79 at USF Collegiate • finished second in the 400m in a career-best 55.15 at UC San Diego to rank ninth among Gophers all-time • ran back-to-back program records in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens and NCAA West Prelims • won the 4x100m relay (45.58) and the 4x400m relay (3:39.43) at UC San Diego • won the 4x100m relay at Spec Towns (45.29) • ran on the 4x100m, 4x200m and sprint medley relay teams at TSU Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
2013 Season - Indoor: The third runner on the Gophers' second-best all-time 4x400m relay, which finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships (3:40.99) • ran a season-best time of 56.66 in the open 400m at the Big Ten meet • part of runner-up 4x400m teams at the Iowa State and Bison Classic meets • also ran the 200m (25.74 at the Meyo Invitational) and distance medley relay.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished seventh in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships (56.00) • posted the school's all-time ninth-fastest 400m time in Big Ten prelims (55.57) • part of the fourth-place 4x400m and seventh-place 4x100m relays at the Big Ten Championships • won the 100m hurdles at the Viking Classic and Hamline Twilight • best hurdles time was 1:02.49 at Alabama • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships, running the open 400m (56.93) in addition to a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that placed seventh overall (3:44.08) • placed second in the 400m at the MSU Open (57.81) • finished second at the Holiday Inn Invitational in the 400m (58.37) • ran the 200m in 25.29 at the Iowa State Classic.
2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA West Preliminary Round meet • competed in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships • part of the 4x400m team that finished second at the Bulldog Invitational with the fifth-best time in school history • part of second-place 4x400m team at the Arkansas Invitational • posted a season-best time of 1:01.94 in the 400m hurdles at the Arkansas Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.
High School: A graduate of Wausau West High School in Wausau, Wis. • high school coach was John Masanz • two-time 100m conference champion (2010 and 2011) • three-time 200m conference champion (2009, 2010 and 2011) • 400m conference champion in three seasons (2009, 2010 and 2011) • three-time conference champion in long jump (2009, 2010 and 2011) • holds high school records in the 100m, 200m, long jump, long jump relays and 800m • lettered four years in track and field • also lettered four years in basketball • McDonalds All-American nominee in basketball.
Personal: Born August 5, 1991 • double-major in business and marketing education and human resource development with a minor in management • daughter of George and Darcy Waldvogel • has two siblings named Amanda and Adam.