Bailey Ness
Bailey  Ness

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Woodbury, Minn.

High School:
East Ridge HS

Birthdate:
06/12/1996

Experience:
1 Letter


12/07/2016

Gophers Honored as Academic All-B1G

Thirteen Gophers have been honored by the Big Ten Conference for academics this fall

11/23/2016

2016 Cross Country Season in Review

Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship

11/11/2016

No. 26 Gophers Place Fourth at Regional

Three Gophers placed among the top-12 individual finishers to lead Minnesota at the Midwest Regional

11/10/2016

Ness Focuses on Team Goals

Bailey Ness' primary individual goal for the rest of the season is to help the Gophers get back to the NCAA Championship

10/30/2016

Gophers Take Fourth at Big Tens

Minnesota earned a fourth-place team finish at the Big Ten Cross Country Championship Sunday morning

10/30/2016

Gopher Women Run B1G Championships

Gophers take 4th

05/26/2015

Bailey Ness

Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Bailey Ness.

11/06/2014

2014 Big Ten WXC Championship

Photos from the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championship hosted by the University of Iowa. Photos by Walt Middleton.

Photo Gallery

2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran in six meets this season • finished among Minnesota’s top eight runners at all six meets, including four top-five finishes • ran a career-best 6K time of 21:20.6 as the fourth Gopher in 52nd place overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:56.5 at the Notre Dame Invitational • placed 42nd overall as the fifth Gopher at the Big Ten Championship (22:20.7) • ended the season ranked 36th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:20.6).

2015 • Sophomore Season: Ran unattached at four races.

2014 • Freshman Season: Ran six races • finished as the overall runner-up at the Oz Memorial, racing unattached (22:32.7) • made her Gopher debut at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile, finishing 16th overall and seventh on the team in 18:43.6 • finished fourth on the team at the Griak Invitational in 22:25.2 • finished sixth for the Gophers and eighth overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:14.54 • led the Gophers in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, running a career-best 21:40 for 22nd place overall • finished eighth for Minnesota at the Big Ten Championships in 22:07.8 for 86th overall • named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.

High School: A 2014 graduate of East Ridge High School • 11-time letterwinner in cross country (six) and track & field (five) • two-time all-state and five-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in cross country • finished 21st at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to lead East Ridge to a state runner-up team finish • 2013 and 2011 Suburban East Conference cross country champion • two-time Minnesota Class AA state track & field championship participant in the 4x800m relay, taking 14th as a junior and fourth as a senior • three-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in track & field • 2011 Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m • holds East Ridge school records in the 4K (13:58), mile (5:13), two-mile (10:57), and 4x800m relay (9:22) • placed 37th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals in 18:15.3 • academic all-state honoree.

Personal: Born June 12, 1996 • daughter of Laura and Lloyd Ness • has one older brother, Ryan, who ran cross country and track at Minnesota State • father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 • major is retail merchandising.

Ness's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2014 86th, 22:07.8 Alternate Alternate
2015 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt
2016 42nd, 22:20.7 52nd, 21:20.6 DNC

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