Kaitlin Mincke
Kaitlin Mincke


Farmington, Minn.

High School:
Farmington HS



16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Drake and Moraczewski lead the Gophers as four-time academic honorees


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Opitz Wins at Fifth Annual Jack's Run

The race raised funds for a good cause.


Minnesota Takes Second at Tori Neubauer Invitational

Senior captain Danielle LeBreck leads the Gophers


Gophers Face Nations Best Tomorrow in Madison

22 will race on Saturday at the Tori Neubauer

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2013 • Senior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • received the 2013 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award • named an alternate for the NCAA Championship and NCAA Midwest Regional • raced in five meets • took 10th overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (23:01.3) • recorded a then-career best time of 22:17.6 and took 71st overall as the Gophers' 10th runner at the Griak Invitational • finished ninth overall and ninth on the team at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 18:05.47 • finished eighth on the team with a career-best 21:21 6K at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • took 37th (21:57.2) at the Big Ten Championship as Minnesota's eighth runner • earned first varsity letter.

2012 • Junior Season: Recorded her season-best time of 22:32.7 at the Neubauer Invitational, finishing 10th overall and second on the team • took fifth at Rocky's Run • competed at six meets overall.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Ran in four meets • finished fifth on the team and 15th overall at the Tori Neubauer 6K, running 23:01, her season-best time • finished ninth among the Gophers in 23:17 at the Bluegold Invite • competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, clocking 23:40.10 • ran 24.21.77 at the Oz Memorial.

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran a season-best time of 22:27.8 at the Neubauer Invitational • competed in five races.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Farmington High School • high school coaches were Tom Hart and Joe McCarthy • three-time all-state honoree • placed sixth in the 800 meters (2:18.00) at Minnesota Class AA Championships • a member of all-state 4x800-meter relays in 2008 and 2009 • best time of 2:16.87 in 800 meters • four-time track letterwinner • all-conference middle blocker in volleyball as a senior • named academic all-state.

Personal: Born July 12, 1991 • major is strategic communications (focused on advertising) with a minor in design • daughter of Kevin and Deb Mincke • has an older brother Jordan, sister-in-law Heidi, and younger sister Mariah • enjoys playing piano, photography, going to Minnesota Twins games, camping, biking, watching Gopher baseball with Abby Anderson, and playing on the lake.


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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