Kelli Budd
Kelli Budd


Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Omaha Marian HS


2 Letters


Team Honored at Golden Goldys

Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys


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

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


Women's Cross Country Earns 19 Academic All-Big Ten Certificates

All seven NCAA Championships competitors were among the honorees.


In Their Own Words: Gopher Juniors

A Q&A with six of the cross country team's juniors runners


Gophers Finish Fourth at Big Ten Championships

Laura Docherty's ninth-place finish highlighted Minnesota's efforts.

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2013 • Senior Season: Raced in seven meets, including the NCAA championship and regional meets • ran a season-best 21:26.5 at the Midwest Regional, placing 38th overall and seventh on the team • finished 118th at the NCAA championship as the third Gopher, earning a place in Minnesota's top three for the first time in 2013 with a time of 21:25.7 (short course) • finished seventh on the team and seventh overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (22:37.9) • came in 40th overall and seventh on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational (21:55.7) • finished fifth overall at the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:41.11 • ran a 21:49 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as the Gophers' ninth runner • helped the Gophers to a third-place team finish at the Big Ten Championship with an 18th place individual showing as Minnesota's fourth runner in 21:31.6 • earned second varsity letter.

2012 • Junior Season: Was an alternate at both the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships • the Gophers' eighth runner (67th overall) at her first Big Ten Championships with a time of 21:44.0 • was the Gophers' first finisher (third overall) in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invite with a season-best time of 21:05 • ran at five meets overall • Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 • Sophomore Season: Competed in one meet, racing to a fifth-place finish at the Oz Memorial in 22:35.

2010 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed in six races • ran her best time of 23:05.2 at the Neubauer Invitational.

2009 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

On the Track: Competes in the 3,000m steeplechase, 3,000m and 5,000m.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Marian High School • high school coaches were Roger Wright, Greg Golka and Dan Nielsen • the Nebraska state winner of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year in cross country (2008) and track (2009) • led Marian to three state cross country titles • the Nebraska Class A cross country champion (14:57.7) as a senior • placed 4th at 2008 Nike Heartland Region Championships and qualified for Nike Cross Nationals in Portland • went on to place 11th at Foot Locker Midwest Region Championships • state runner-up in 2006 and 2007, fourth as a freshman in 2005 • 2009 state champion in the 3200 meters (11:19.64), runner-up in 2007 and 2008 • a member of the National Honor Society and Class Officer.

Personal: Born May 1, 1991 • major is accounting with a minor in psychology • daughter of Steve and Lori Budd • has older sisters, Erin and Molli, and younger brother, Joseph • enjoys watching "Dexter," grilling out, and concert-going.


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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