Minnesota raced at the Blugold Invitational Friday
The No. 27 Gophers officially begin the 2015 season with a six-kilometer race at Les Bolstad Course Friday
Liz Berkholtz repeated as the individual champion of the Gophers' annual intrasquad race
Head coach Sarah Hopkins previews the 2015 cross country season
The Gopher freshman will race with the U.S. Junior Women's National Team in Colombia
2014 Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Chanhassen High School six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field four-time All-Missota Conference runner five-time cross country state meet participant finished 35th at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to help Chanhassen to a fourth-place team finish two-time track & field state meet participant state champion in the 3,200m in a Chanhassen school record 10:26 at the 2014 Minnesota Class AA State Championship placed 10th at the Minnesota Class AA State Championship in the 4x800m relay as both a junior and a senior holds Chanhassen school records in the 800m (2:17.80), 1,600m (4:56.59), 3,200m and 4x800m relay five-time letterwinner in Nordic skiing National Honor Society member finished with 4.0 grade point average.
Personal: Born May 23, 1996 daughter of Paul and Tamara Castanias has two older sisters, Christine and Jennifer enjoys painting, drawing and baking intends to major in engineering.