Head coach Sarah Hopkins was encouraged by Minnesota's performance last weekend
Five top-10 finishes helped Minnesota claim the team title in Provo, Utah
The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial
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 (5:18) and two-mile (10:57) 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 runs cross country and track at Minnesota State father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 undecided on a major.