A Q&A with six of the cross country team's juniors runners
2012 Junior Season: Minnesota's second runner (107th overall) at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:51.1 earned All-Midwest Region honors as the team's No. 2 runner (16th overall) at the region meet (21:11.10) All-Big Ten performer, finishing ninth (first on the team) at the conference meet (20:35.4) recorded her season-best time of 20:29 as the team's top runner (51st overall) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational finished fourth at the Griak Invitational (first on the team) in 21:17.0 won the Oz Memorial finished second at the SDSU Classic competed in seven races overall Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 Sophomore Season: Ran in seven meets an NCAA Championships competitor raced a 21:53 at the national meet, good for sixth on the team posted 23:10.35 at the Midwest Regional Meet as the Gophers' seventh-best finisher performed her season PR at the Big Ten Championships, racing 21:29 as the team's sixth-best runner also finished sixth on the team running 21:53 at the Wisconsin Adidas 6K clocked 17:44.9 at the SDSU Invite, placing fourth on the team and fifth overall ran Minnesota's fourth-best time at the Roy Griak Invitational with a 21:45.90 showing ran to a seventh-place team and overall standing at the Oz Memorial with a 22:39.03
2010 Redshirt Freshman Season: Competed at four meets ran her best time at the pre-NCAA meet (22:34.2) recipient of the team's Blue Collar Award letterwinner.
2009 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
On the Track: Will be a sophomore in 2012 competed in the 5,000m at the 2011 Big Ten indoor meet competes in the 3,000m and 5,000m.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School high school coach was Chris Babcock a two-time all-state runner in cross country placed 12th in the 2007 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships, 25th in 2008 the 2008 Roy Griak Invitational Girls Gold Race runner-up a three-time all-state honoree in the 3,200 meters placed third as a junior and fourth as a senior (10:56) graduated with honors.
Personal: Born Aug. 19, 1991 majoring in marketing with emphases in retail merchandising and sustainability daughter of Jim and Bev Docherty both parents ran cross country/track at Iowa has siblings Jennie, Danny and Kevin Jennie (Iowa) and Danny (Loyola) are collegiate runners enjoys dancing, chocolate, animals, and Nike.