Kelli Budd  
Kelli Budd

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Omaha Marian HS

Birthdate:
05/01/1991

Experience:
2 Letters


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2013 • Senior Season: Raced in seven meets, including the NCAA championship and regional meets • ran a season-best 21:26.5 at the Midwest Regional, placing 38th overall and seventh on the team • finished 118th at the NCAA championship as the third Gopher, earning a place in Minnesota's top three for the first time in 2013 with a time of 21:25.7 (short course) • finished seventh on the team and seventh overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (22:37.9) • came in 40th overall and seventh on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational (21:55.7) • finished fifth overall at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:41.11 • ran a 21:49 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as the Gophers' ninth runner • helped the Gophers to a third-place team finish at the Big Ten Championship with an 18th place individual showing as Minnesota's fourth runner in 21:31.6 • earned second varsity letter.

2012 • Junior Season: Was an alternate at both the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships • the Gophers' eighth runner (67th overall) at her first Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:44.0 • was the Gophers' first finisher (third overall) in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite with a season-best time of 21:05 • ran at five meets overall • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Competed in one meet, racing to a fifth-place finish at the Oz Memorial in 22:35.

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races • ran her best time of 23:05.2 at the Neubauer Invitational.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Competes in the 3,000m steeplechase, 3,000m and 5,000m.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School • high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen • the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) • led Marian to three state cross country titles • the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior • placed 4th at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland • went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships • state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 • 2009 state champion in the 3200 meters (11:19.64), runner-up in 2007 and 2008 • a member of the National Honor Society and Class Officer.

Personal: Born May 1, 1991 • major is accounting with a minor in psychology • daughter of Steve and Lori Budd • has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph • enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.