Chelsey Dunkle
Chelsey Dunkle


Brookings, SD

High School:
Brookings HS



Gophers Face Nations Best Tomorrow in Madison

22 will race on Saturday at the Tori Neubauer

2011 Senior Season: Ran in three meets • clocked a season-best 24:14 at the Bluegold Invite • raced 24:57.55 at the Roy Griak Invitational • finished with a 25:38.40 at the Oz Memorial

2010 • Junior Season: Competed in five races • finished 54th (25:09.85),at the Oz Memorial • ran a 24:19.80 (223rd) at the Roy Griak • took 47th (23:41.9), at the Eau Claire Invite • finished 80th overall (23:18.6), at the Tori Neubauer Invite .

2009 • Sophomore Season: Ran in five races • Gophers' 11th runner (20:19), 37th overall, in Rocky's Run.

2008 • Freshman Season: Competed in six races • scored a Gophers' number-six runner at UMD Pine Hills Invitational • clocked top time of 24:59.6 at Tori Neubauer Invite.

On the Track: Will be a junior in 2011 • competes in the 3,000m and 5,000m.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Brookings High School • a two-time all-state performer in cross country • competed in the 3,200 meters in three South Dakota Class AA state track championships • team MVP in both cross country and track • a six-year letterwinner in swimming, four letters in both cross country and track • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 28, 1990 • marketing major • daughter of Peter and Amy Dunkle • has younger siblings: Sam, Ellie and Allison • enjoys travelling.


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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