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
Minnesota hosts Jack's Twilight Run, an open 6K race, at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday
Molly Eastman, Nicole Heitzman and Delaney Sinnen led the Gophers at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday afternoon
No. 23 Minnesota heads to the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran four races • ran a career-best 22:56.01 as the third Gopher in 21st overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished seventh on the team and 77th overall at the Blugold Invitational (24:21.2) • made collegiate debut as the 22nd Gopher at the Griak Invitational (26:21.1) • placed 45th overall as the 11th female finisher at Jack’s Run (24:11.9).
2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in three races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Random Lake High School • four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time all-state and four-time all-conference and all-county honoree in cross country • named Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches' Association 2013 Female Runner of the Year • Wisconsin Division 3 Cross Country state champion as a senior (14:22.55) • four-time cross country state meet qualifier, placing third in 2012 and fourth in 2011 • four-time cross country conference champion • 11-time track & field state meet qualifier from 2011 to 2014 • placed fourth in the 1,600m, fifth in the 800m and seventh in the 3,200m as a senior at the 2014 Wisconsin Division 2 Track & Field state championship • finished as state runner-up in the 1,600m and 3,200m as a junior • earned 10 top-10 state meet finishes on the track • 12-time Central Lakeshore Conference track & field individual champion and four-time team champions • 2013 Robert Mueller Athletic Award winner • holds school record in 4K, high jump, 3,200m, 1,600m and 4x800m relay • four-year letterwinner in basketball in high school who finished her career as Random Lake's all-time leading three-point scorer • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born November, 10, 1995 • daughter of Roger and Tammy Sinnen • has three older siblings, Brooke, Taylor and Mackenzie • father, Roger, was cross country coach in high school • intends to major in journalism and mass communications.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics
Liz Berkholtz and Haley Johnson have been named 2015 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic honorees.
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