Five top-10 finishes helped Minnesota claim the team title in Provo, Utah
The Gophers finished second in the team standings at the Oz Memorial
The Golden Gophers kicked off the 2012 season with the annual Intrasquad Meet
2013 Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced in six meets ran a career-best 21:55 as the fourth Gopher in 14th overall at the open race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational also ran career-bests in three meets leading up to the adidas Invitational, beginning with the Oz Memorial (23:37.6) as the 12th Gopher improved her career-best to 22:55.5 as the 14th Gopher at the Griak Invitational (137th overall) cut over 30 seconds off her time and finished second on the team (seventh overall) in 22:17.02 at the Blugold Invitational came in fifth overall as the fourth Gopher in 22:34.3 at Jack's Run was the sixth Gopher finisher at Rocky's Run (23:39).
2012 Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.
High School: A graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School two-time Minnesota state track champion: in the 4x800-meter relay in 2009, and the 1600m in 2010 all-state performer every year from 2008-11 four-time Hiawatha Valley League champion holds school records in the 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m relay will make her cross country debut as a Gopher, as Kasson-Mantorville does not have a cross country team also an all-conference and academic all-state volleyball player academic letterwinner.
Personal: Born December 31, 1993 daughter of Michael and Michelle Mikkalson has four siblings: Katie, Erin, Layton, and Hannah majoring in psychology and minoring in biology with the goal of becoming a dentist enjoys wakeboarding, tubing, and coaching young volleyball players.