Minnesota will race at the national championship meet this Saturday
Head coach Sarah Hopkins breaks down the Gophers' roster and strategy
Minnesota looks to secure its 10th-straight NCAA Championship berth this Friday
Minnesota placed fifth in the team standings behind two top-20 individual finishes
No. 20 Minnesota travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Big Ten Championships this weekend
2014 Redshirt Sophomore Season: Finished 13th overall and sixth on the team at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile with a time of 18:42.3 finished sixth on the team and 80th overall at the Griak Invitational in 22:50.2 placed 11th overall and eighth for Minnesota at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:29.78 finished sixth on the team in 22:02 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ran a season-best time of 21:44.6 at the Big Ten Championships as the seventh Gopher in 70th place overall named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.
2013 Sophomore Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season.
2012 Freshman Season: Named an alternate at the NCAA Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional the Gophers' No. 9 runner at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 70th with a time of 21:52.5 her best time of the season, 21:30 came in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite (23rd overall, third on team) sixth at the Oz Memorial competed in five races overall Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
High School: A graduate of Jefferson High School top-three state cross country finisher for four straight years 2011 Minnesota state 3200 meters champion and 1600m runner-up also won the 3200m in 2009 and the 1600m in 2010 finished second in the 1600m and third in the 3200m at the 2012 state meet set personal and Section 8AA meet records in the 1600m (4:54.19) and 3200m (10:24.57) All-Central Lakes Conference performer every year named team MVP five times for both cross country and distance track events holds school records in 4000m cross country and the outdoor and indoor 1600m and 3200m graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Born October 6, 1993 daughter of Tracey and Mardi Piepenburg has a brother, Trenton major is biology enjoys dancing and reading.