Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
Head coach Sarah Hopkins breaks down the Gophers' roster and strategy
Minnesota looks to secure its 10th-straight NCAA Championship berth this Friday
Minnesota placed fifth in the team standings behind two top-20 individual finishes
No. 20 Minnesota travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Big Ten Championships this weekend
2014 Freshman Season: 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 (5:18) 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.