Elyse Prescott
Elyse  Prescott


Urbandale, Iowa

High School:
Urbandale HS


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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


Gophers Place Three in Top Eight at Louisville

Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday


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


Gophers Hand Out Team Awards

Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday


2016 • Freshman Season: Ran in six meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:12.5 at Jack’s Run to finish ninth overall as the seventh Gopher • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:34.4 as the runner-up in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational • served as an alternate at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Urbandale High School where she competed for coaches Dan Davis, Brooke Schupbach, and Randy Hutchison • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field also earned two letters in basketball • three-time All-Central Iowa Conference and all-state honoree in cross country • earned back-to-back top-five finishes at the Iowa Class 4A State Cross Country Championship, finishing fourth as a senior and fifth as a junior in 2014 • led Urbandale to the 2015 IHSAA Girls Cross Country Class 4A State Championship team title, the school's first in girls cross country • owns high school cross country personal bests of 14:33.90 for 4K (2014) and 18:14.90 for 5K (2015) • on the track, was a two-time All-Central Iowa Conference and all-state honoree • All-Central Iowa Conference champion in the 4x800m relay as a senior • 10-time state qualifier for the IHSAA Girls Track & Field 4A State Championship competing in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 4x800m relay, and distance medley relay • earned five top-three state meet finishes • won the 4x800m relay (9:09.90), placed third in the 3,000m (9:45.72) and 1,500m (4:33.42), and took seventh in the 800m (2:15.54) at the 2016 IHSAA Girls Track & Field 4A State Championship as a senior • finished 10th in the 3,000m at the state meet as a junior • won the 4x800m relay state title, earned a state runner-up finish in the distance medley relay, took sixth in the 1,500m, and finished seventh in the 800m at the state championship as a sophomore to help Urbandale to the team state title • took 14th in the state in the 4x800m relay as a freshman • owns high school personal bests of 2:15.18 in the 800m (2014), 4:29.37 in the 1,500m (2016), 4:49.68 in the mile (2016), and 9:45.72 in the 3,000m (2016) • has held Urbandale school records in the 3,000m, 800m, 4x800m relay, and distance medley relay.

Personal: Born June 12, 1997 • daughter of Jay and Tami Prescott • has two siblings, Drew and Quinn • intends to major in kinesiology • mother Tami ran cross country and track & field at Iowa State • father Jay played basketball at Westmar College • brother Drew ran cross country and track & field at Creighton University, and brother Quinn was a member of the track & field team at the University of Northwestern St. Paul • National Honor Society member and honor roll student in high school.

Prescott's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2016 Alternate Alternate DNC


Prescott Leads Gophers at Jack's Run


Minnesota hosted the 10th annual Jack's Twilight Run at Les Bolstad Course Friday evening.

Track and Field Stadium Breaks Ground


New outdoor track and field stadium nestled in among existing facilities on the East Bank campus will give the University its first competition-level outdoor facility in nearly 15 years

Gophers Preview Jack's Run


Volunteer assistant coach Nick Larson discusses Jack's Twilight Run this Friday at Les Bolstad Course.

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