Laura Docherty  
Laura Docherty


St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall HS


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Minnesota to Host 2014 Roy Griak Invitational

The Gophers compete in the Women's Gold Race at 1:10 p.m. Saturday


Gophers Announce 2014 Schedule

Minnesota will host the 29th annual Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 27


USTFCCCA Honors Minnesota with Academic Awards

The Gophers earned a 3.50 team grade point average


16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

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2013 • Senior Season: Named to Midwest All-Region team, All-Big Ten First Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten team • raced in seven meets • Minnesota's top runner at four meets • led the Gophers and placed 61st overall at the NCAA Championship for her first top-100 NCAA finish of her career (20:58.2) • finished ninth overall and third on the team at the Midwest Regional in a season-best 20:37.3 to earn all-region honors • placed third overall and earned All-Big Ten first team honors at the Big Ten Championships, leading the Gophers in 21:03.9 • won the Oz Memorial 6K in 21:48.0 • led the Gophers and finished 11th overall at the Griak Invitational in 21:10.6 • finished third overall and third on team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:34.83 • ran a 20:38 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as the Gophers' second runner in 48th overall • earned fourth varsity letter.

2012 • Junior Season: Minnesota's second runner (107th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:51.1 • earned All-Midwest Region honors as the team's No. 2 runner (16th overall) at the region meet (21:11.10) • All-Big Ten performer, finishing ninth (first on the team) at the conference meet (20:35.4) • recorded her season-best time of 20:29 as the team's top runner (51st overall) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • finished fourth at the Griak Invitational (first on the team) in 21:17.0 • won the Oz Memorial • finished second at the SDSU Classic • competed in seven races overall • USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Ran in seven meets • an NCAA Championships competitor • raced a 21:53 at the national meet, good for sixth on the team • posted 23:10.35 at the Midwest Regional Meet as the Gophers' seventh-best finisher • performed her season PR at the Big Ten Championships, racing 21:29 as the team's sixth-best runner • also finished sixth on the team running 21:53 at the Wisconsin Adidas 6K • clocked 17:44.9 at the SDSU Invite, placing fourth on the team and fifth overall • ran Minnesota's fourth-best time at the Roy Griak Invitational with a 21:45.90 showing • ran to a seventh-place team and overall standing at the Oz Memorial with a 22:39.03 • Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed at four meets • ran her best time at the pre-NCAA meet (22:34.2) • recipient of the team's Blue Collar Award.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Competed in the 5000m at the 2011 Big Ten indoor meet • competes in the 3000m and 5000m.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School • high school coach was Chris Babcock • a two-time all-state runner in cross country • placed 12th in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 25th in 2008 • the 2008 Roy Griak Invitational Girls Gold Race runner-up • a three-time all-state honoree in the 3200 meters • placed third as a junior and fourth as a senior (10:56) • graduated with honors.

Personal: Born August 19, 1991 • majoring in marketing with emphases in retail merchandising and sustainability • daughter of Jim and Bev Docherty • both parents ran cross country and track at Iowa • has siblings Jennie, Danny and Kevin • Jennie (Iowa) and Danny (Loyola) were collegiate runners, and Kevin is a collegiate runner (Iowa) • enjoys dancing, chocolate, animals, and Nike.