Incoming Gophers Update

June 27, 2012

Since the Golden Gopher women’s track & field/cross country program introduced its 2012 signing class, the incoming student-athletes have added more accomplishments to their resumes.  Track & field/cross country director Matt Bingle also announced an additional member of the class.

The Gophers welcome Teshon Adderley (Nassau, Bahamas) to the 2012-13 roster. Adderley is transferring from Iowa Central Community College, where she earned NJCAA All-America honors. Her 4x400-meter relay team finished second at this year’s national outdoor meet, and she won an NJCAA title in 2011 in 4x800m relay. She also won the 2012 indoor title in the 1,000m. Adderley has also competed internationally, running for Team Bahamas in the CARIFTA Games. She holds top times of 55.70 in the 400m, 2:10.78 in the 800, and 4:45.58 in the 1,500m.

Updates on previously announced newcomers:

Melissa Cabak (Plymouth, Minn.) finished seventh in the Class AA 3,200m. Her season-best time in the race was 11:04.92.    

Caitlin Dillon (Germantown, Wis.) competed in the Wisconsin Division 1 state meet, finishing 21st in the 800 meters.

Cami Gilson (Arrowhead, Wis.) was the Division 1 runner-up in pole vault with a height of 12-6, tying a state meet record. She set her own personal record of 13-1 at the section meet.

Angie Guenther (White Bear Lake, Minn.) finished third in discus and 13th in shot put at the Minnesota Class AA state meet. Her seed marks were personal records of 154-3 in discus and 41-1 in shot put.

Erin Hawkins (Des Moines, Iowa) won her second straight high school Drake Relays 100m title. She also ran on three winning relays for Des Moines Roosevelt: the sprint medley relay, the 4x200m relay (which set a Relays record), and the 4x100m relay (which set a Relays and Iowa high school record).

Haley Johnson (Plymouth, Wis.) won the Division 1 3,200m title in a personal-best 10:43.01. She went on to add a third-place finish in the 1,600m (4:58.60, also a personal best).

Kailee Kamps (Belmont, Wis.) finished as runner-up in both the shot put (45-7) and discus (132-11) for the second year in a row at the Wisconsin Division 3 meet.

Kat Keller (New Richmond, Wis.) had an impressive all-around performance at the Wisconsin Division 1 meet. She was runner-up in the 100 meters (12.21 finals, 12.13 prelims), fourth in the 200m (24.94), and third in the 400m (57.53).

Taylor Mikkalson (Mantorville, Minn.) finished fourth in both the 1,600m and 3,200m at her section meet.

Jamie Piepenburg (Alexandria, Minn.) finished second in the Class AA 1,600m (4:56.52) and third in the 3,200m (10:36.95). She set personal and Section 8AA meet records in both events earlier in the spring (4:54.19 in the 1,500m and 10:24.57 in the 3,200m).

Kate Shelerud (Esko, Minn.) part of her school’s fifth-place 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams at the Class A meet.

Audra Winter (Manitowoc, Wis.) won Division 3 titles in both the high jump (5-4) and 100m (12.61).

Haylie Zenner (Fergus Falls, Minn.) won her fourth 800m state title, crossing the finish line in 2:11.27 at the Minnesota Class AA meet.

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