Elizabeth Yetzer  
Elizabeth Yetzer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
High School


Career Highlights: A 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships competitor in the 1,500 meters • 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in 1,500 meters • All-Big Ten Second Team as a member of 2010 distance medley relay • a three-time All-NCAA Midwest Region honoree in cross country (2006, 2007, 2009) • a three-time NCAA Cross Country Championships competitor and member of 2007 and 2008 Big Ten cross country team champion lineups • ranked sixth on the Gophers' cross country all-time performers list • ranks seventh in school history in the mile (4:44.37) and fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:18.11) • two-year cross country and track team captain.

2010 Season - Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the distance medley relay • All-Big Ten Second Team • led off the Big Ten runner-up DMR • anchored DMR to a victory at the Meyo Invitational with a season-best time of 11:15.70, the sixth-best DMR time in school history • placed ninth in 1,500 meters in Big Ten meet • ran season-best time of 4:48.07 in 1,500m Big Ten prelim. Outdoor: An NCAA Preliminary Round competitor in the 1,500 meters running a time of 4:32.91 • competed in the event at the Big Ten meet • posted a season-best time of 4:23.14 at Sun Angel Classic • ran the second leg of the Drake Relays champion 4x1,600-meter relay that set a Gopher record in 18:58.82 • a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • team captain • earned third varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor: Placed fifth in the mile (4:49.16) at the Big Ten Championships • ran an NCAA provisional qualifier and the fifth-best time in school history in the mile (4:44.37) at the Meyo Invitational • clocked season-best time of 9:36.34 in the 3,000 meters at the Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: An automatic qualifier for the NCAAs in the 1,500 meters • ran a career best by over six seconds in clocking a time of 4:18.11 in the NCAA prelim, just missing the final • time ranks third in Minnesota history • NCAA Midwest Region 1,500m runner-up with a time of 4:24.20 • placed eighth in the event at the Big Ten Championships • ran the third leg of the Gophers' Drake Relay champion 4x1,600-meter relay • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third varsity letter.

2008 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2007 Season - Indoor: Scored in two events in her first Big Ten Championships • placed sixth in the 3,000 meters (9:41.44) and eighth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:51.38, the seventh-fastest in school history • clocked the eighth-fastest time in the 3,000m (9:40.73) at the Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: Placed eighth in the NCAA Midwest Region Championships with a personal-best time of 4:24.80, the seventh-fastest time in Gopher history • also competed in the 5,000 meters, placing 10th, at the Big Ten meet • clocked season-best 5,000m time of 16:52.60 at Stanford Invitational • varsity letterwinner.

Cross Country: Two-time all-region performer and three-time letterwinner • 2007 All-Big Ten Second Team • shared team's 2007 Coaches Award with sister Rebekah • the Gophers' number-two runner at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Lakeville North High School • high school coach was Bob Ertl • two-time Minnesota Class AA cross country champion • captured title her senior season (2005) in a record time of 13:59.3 • led Lakeville North to team titles in 2003 and 2005 • competed in her first state meet as a seventh-grader, placing fourth, then fifth as an eighth-grader, third as a freshman and runner-up as a sophomore • placed seventh in the 2004 National Foot Locker Championships, 14th in 2005 • five-time state titlist on the track • won 1,600 meters three times, 3,200 meters twice • holds state records at both distances (4:46 / 10:16) • team won consecutive state titles form 2003-05, runner-up in 2006 • won the 2-mile run at the 2005 Nike Outdoor Nationals, runner-up in 2006 • also a two-time all-state honoree in nordic skiing.

Personal: Born May 1, 1988 • elementary education major • daughter of Greg and Mary Yetzer • the youngest of four children with siblings Jake, Rebekah and Annie • mother ran collegiately at Wisconsin then transferred to Minnesota • enjoys cooking, biking and hiking.