Melissa Cabak
Melissa  Cabak

RS Junior

Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Robbinsdale Armstrong HS



Mikkalson Leads Gophers at Rocky's Run

Taylor Mikkalson, Molly Eastman, and Emily Castanias led Minnesota in its final home meet of the season Sunday


Rocky's Run to Conclude Home Slate

Minnesota hosts the 35th annual running of Rocky's Run at Les Bolstad Course this Sunday


Gophers Host Jack's Twilight Run

Courtney Alama, Danielle Anderson and Taylor Mikkalson led Minnesota at Jack's Twilight Run Friday evening


Gophers Record 12 Career-Bests

Molly Eastman, Nicole Heitzman and Delaney Sinnen led the Gophers at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday afternoon


Gophers Head to Two Meets in Wisconsin

No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week

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2015 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran six races • placed fourth on the team in 12th overall at Rocky’s Run (24:35.1) • placed fifth on the team in 29th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational in a season-best 23:07.43 • placed sixth on the team in 46th overall at the Blugold Invitational in 23:39.8.

2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • placed among the top seven Gophers at four meets • finished 26th overall and eighth on the team at Oz Memorial, finishing the 6K in 24:04.2 • clocked a 24:46.5 at the Griak as the 17th Gopher • placed seventh for the Gophers and 57th overall at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite in 23:44.1 • finished second on the team and 36th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational, covering the 6K in a season-best 23:13 • placed 13th overall and finished seventh for the Gophers at Jack's Run in 23:17.0 • finished as the third Gopher in 11th overall at Rocky's Run (24:10).

2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced in five meets • ran a career-best 22:47.6 as the Gophers' fourth runner (22nd overall) at the Neubauer Invitational • was the eighth Gopher in two meets, recording a time of 22:54.7 in 10th overall at Jack's Run and finishing in 23:42 in 14th overall at Rocky's Run • also raced at the Griak Invitational (23:18.9) and the Oz Memorial (23:49.9).

2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted her freshman season.

High School: A graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School • state cross country competitor in 2011 • All-Northwest Suburban Conference in 2011 • finished seventh in the 3200 meters as a senior • held a season-best time of 11:01.92 in the race • graduated with highest honors.

Personal: Born March 5, 1994 • daughter of Becky and Jim Cabak • has a brother, Jonathan • majoring in chemical engineering.


Gophers Earn Top-20 NCAA Finish


Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009.

Berkholtz Honored By USATF Minnesota


Senior Liz Berkholtz was named the USATF Minnesota Female Athlete of the Month for October.

No. 23 Gophers Head to NCAA Championship


Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship this weekend.

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