No. 27 Minnesota kicks off the 2015 season with an exhibition meet at Les Bolstad Course
Head coach Sarah Hopkins previews the 2015 cross country season
Liz Berkholtz, Haley Johnson, Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Kaila Urick will serve as captains this fall
Minnesota held its annual team banquet last weekend
Get to know Gopher Kate Shelerud, a redshirt sophomore from Esko, Minn.
2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Did not compete.
2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in three meets • recorded a career-best time of 25:37.5 at Jack's Run • ran at the Blugold Invitational (26:06.39) and Rocky's Run (27:37).
2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A graduate of Esko High School • nine-time all-state honoree and 13-time Section 7A champion • five-time cross country state meet competitor • five-year All-Polar League runner • 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800 meters (2:15.59) • three-time conference champion in the 800m • part of both Esko's third-place 4x400m relay and fourth-place 4x800m relay as a junior and senior at the state meet • holds Esko school records and Polar League records in the 4x800m relay, 4x400m relay and 800m • captained third place state meet cross country team • recipient of the AAA Award • five-time academic all-state honoree • also a three-time letterwinner in soccer • graduated third in her class.
Personal: Born March 22, 1994 • daughter of Tom and Sue Shelerud • has a brother Joe and sister Jenna • majoring in nursing • enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, and baking.