Carissa Dock
Carissa  Dock

RS Freshman

Waconia, Minn.

High School:
Waconia HS



Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite

Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


2016 Cross Country Season in Review

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


Gophers Host Annual Rocky's Run

Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning


2017 Oz Memorial

Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2017 Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Course (photos by Craig Lassig).


2016 • Freshman Season: Competed unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Waconia High School where she competed for coaches Christian Gilbert and Pater Hess • six-time letterwinner in cross country and four-time letterwinner in track & field • three-time All-Wright County Conference honoree in cross country • owns high school personal best marks of 14:49.94 for 4K (2014) and 19:19.90 for 5K (2015) • two-time Minnesota Class AA Track & Field State Championships qualifier, placing sixth in the 800m (2:15.24) as a senior and 15th in the 800m (2:18.07) as a junior • two-time All-Wright Country Conference honoree in track & field, winning the 1,600m and 3,200m in 2016 • earned USATF All-American and AAU All-American honors in 2015 • placed seventh in the 800m and ran the 400m at the 2015 USATF Junior Olympics • took third in the 1,500m and ran the 800m at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics • owns high school personal bests on the track of 27.42 for 200m, 59.44 for 400m, 2:15.24 for 800m, 4:56.81 for 1,500m, 5:05.22 for 1,600m, and 11:14.85 for 3,200m • named team MVP • holds Waconia school records for 4K and 5K in cross country and 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, and 4x800m relay on the track • competed for Track Minnesota Elite.

Personal: Born July 29, 1998 • daughter of Cristine and Jayson Dock • has five siblings, Carson, Carrigan, Carter, Carben, and Caruz • intends to major in biomedical engineering (pre-medicine) and Spanish • participated in marching band, show choir, and dance in high school • enjoys dance, waterskiing, and snowboarding • served as National Honors Society secretary and student council vice president for Waconia HS • named USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad honorable mention for American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), AP scholar with distinction, MSHSL ExCEL Award recipient for excellence in community, education, and leadership, and MSHSL Triple A Award school nominee • graduated Summa Cum Laude and was ranked first in her class.


Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18


The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.

Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers to Host Jack's Run


Join members of the Gopher women's cross country team at Jack's Twilight Run, an open six kilometer race, on Friday.

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