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.
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