Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009
Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship
No. 21 Minnesota has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship next weekend
Liz Berkholtz and Haley Johnson earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota
Minnesota enters Friday's meet looking for its 11th-straight NCAA Championship bid
2015 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran seven races, including three-straight career-best performances at the NCAA Midwest Regional (20:38.3), Big Ten Championship (20:38.7) and Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:40.8) • named All-Midwest Region after placing 13th overall as the second Gopher in a career-best 20:38.3 • placed 72nd overall as the second Gopher at the NCAA Championship (20:40.1) • ran 20:38.7 to place 19th as the third Gopher at the Big Ten Championship • finished 67th overall as the second Gopher at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:40.8) • led the Gophers and placed 13th overall at the Griak Invitational (21:53.2) • finished 17th overall as the second Gopher at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (17:18.78) • finished fifth as the second Gopher at the season-opening Oz Memorial (22:21.0).
2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran seven races • finished 10th on the team and 29th overall at the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing the 3-mile race in 19:12.4 • took 68th overall as the fifth Gopher at the Griak in 22:37.5 • placed seventh overall and fifth on the team at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:13.71 • finished fifth on the team in 21:55 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • ran a career-best 21:14.6 as the fifth Gopher at the Big Ten Championships in 43rd place overall • finished 70th overall as the fifth Gopher in 21:28.6 at the NCAA Midwest Regional • finished fifth for the Gophers and 219th overall in her NCAA Championships debut, clocking a time of 22:09.5.
2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • raced in six meets, including three races as the top Gopher finisher • ran a career-best 21:43 as the third Gopher in 11th overall at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • led the Gophers and finished second overall at Jack's Run (22:00.5) • led the Gophers and finished fourth overall at the Blugold Invitational (22:09.10) • led the Gophers and finished fifth overall at Rocky's Run (22:48) • was the 12th Gopher runner at the Griak Invitational in 95th overall (22:30.8) • opened the season with a 15th place showing at the Oz Memorial (23:39.5) • earned first varsity letter.
2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Plymouth High School • 2012 Wisconsin Division I champion in the 3200 meters with a personal record of 10:43.01, after a runner-up finish in 2011 • added a third-place finish and PR in the 1600m in 2012 (4:58.60) • competed at the state meet four years in a row • finished third in the state cross country meet as a senior • all-state academic honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born December 1, 1993 • daughter of Steve and Chris Johnson • has two siblings, Lauren and Luke • major is food science.
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.