Take a look back at the Gopher women's cross country team's 2015 season
Courtney Alama, Danielle Anderson and Taylor Mikkalson led Minnesota at Jack's Twilight Run Friday evening
The Gophers ran eight career-best 6K times at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Friday
No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
No. 23 Minnesota will split the squad for a pair of meets on the road this weekend
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran two races • made season debut in Wisconsin adidas Invitational open race as the fifth Gopher in 35th overall (22:24.0) • placed 32nd overall and fourth among female finishers at Jack’s Run (23:20.1).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named NCAA All-Midwest Region, USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • made Gopher debut at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing ninth overall and fourth on the team and covering the three-mile course in 18:21.1 • placed second for the team and 35th overall at the Griak (22:09.9) • finished fourth for the Gophers and sixth overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 17:51.84 • finished in 21:24 as the fourth Gopher at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • clocked a time of 21:06.5 at the Big Ten Championships, finishing fourth for Minnesota and 35th overall • ran a career-best time of 20:53.3 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, earning all-region honors in 24th overall as the fourth Gopher • finished fourth for the Gophers at the NCAA Championship in 21:59.5 (205th overall).
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Eagan High School • high school coaches were Lisa Langenhahn and Rob Graham • four-time all-state honoree in cross country • named high school All-American in 2012 • finished fourth (14:06.5) to lead Eagan to a second-place finish at the 2012 Minnesota Class AA cross country state meet • won the Section 3AA title by 37 seconds on the way to state • set the South Suburban Conference record with a winning time of 14:04 • finished 66th at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals • posted third (2012) and fourth-place (2012) finishes in the Roy Griak Invitational high school race • on the track, finished second in the 3,200m and fifth in the 1,600m at the 2012 state meet • took second in the 3,200m again at the 2013 state meet and eighth in the 1,600m to lead Eagan to a fourth-place finish • set her 3,200m personal record of 10:24.69 at the 2013 Hamline Elite Meet • set her 1,600m personal record of 5:01.01 at the 2012 Section 3AA meet • placed second in the 5,000m at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a personal-best 16:43.65 • ran the 2-mile and 5,000m at the 2013 NBN meet • National Honor Society member • graduated with honors in the top 5 percent of her class.
Personal: Born March 27, 1995 • daughter of Bill and Sherri Anderson • has a younger brother, Joey, and a younger sister, Olivia • father, Bill, played baseball at St. Cloud State • majoring in genetics and cell biology • enjoys reading, biking, and being outdoors.
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