Molly Kayfes
Molly  Kayfes


Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Maple Grove HS


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Berkholtz Leads Gophers at NCAA Meet

Liz Berkholtz placed 80th overall, racing in her third national championship


USTFCCCA Honors Minnesota with Academic Awards

The Gophers earned a 3.50 team grade point average


16 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

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


Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.


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

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

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2013 • Junior Season: Named to Midwest All-Region team, All-Big Ten Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten team • raced in seven meets • ran a career-best 20:20.9 to lead the Gophers and earn all-region honors with a runner-up finish at the Midwest Regional • was the fourth Gopher at the NCAA Championships in 21:25.9 (120th overall) • earned All-Big Ten second team honors by finishing eighth at the Big Ten Championship as Minnesota's second runner in 21:10.8 • finished second overall and second on the team at the Oz Memorial 6K in 21:54.7 • came in 24th overall as the Gophers' fourth runner at the Griak Invitational (21:32.2) • won the SDSU Classic with a 5K time of 17:29.01 • led the Gophers with a 45th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:36) • earned third varsity letter.

2012 • Sophomore Season: The team's No. 1 runner at the NCAA Championships, finishing 78th with a time of 20:37.6 • an All-Midwest Region performer, leading the team with an eight-place finish at the region meet (20:47.87) • the Gophers' second runner at the Big Ten Championships (26th overall, 21:00.7) • posted her best time of the season, 20:30, in finishing 55th (second on the team) at the Wisconsin adidas Invite • finished 12th (No. 2 on the team) at the Griak Invitational (21:38.5) • won the SDSU Classic • second at the Oz Memorial • ran in seven races total • USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Raced in seven meets • posted 21:30 at the 2011 NCAA Championships, finishing third among her Gopher teammates • raced the Midwest Regional Meet in 21:49.69, good for third on the team and 12th overall • achieved her season PR at the Big Ten Championships running 20:49, placing second on the team and 19th in the Big Ten • ran second-best for the team at the Wisconsin adidas 6K with a 21:26 • finished third for the Gophers and fourth overall, running 17:36.3 at the SDSU Invite • competed at the Roy Griak Invitational, finishing in Minnesota's third position at 21:36.0 • placed fourth on the team and fourth overall at the Oz Memorial • Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2010 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the season.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Maple Grove High School • member of the 4x800 relay team that shattered the school record by 30 seconds as a freshman • ran a 5:02 mile in her sophomore year • also played soccer for five years and was team captain • graduated with high honors • member of National Honor Society • honor roll.

Personal: Born on September 29, 1991 • majoring in marketing with a minor in Spanish • daugther of Jim and Eileen Kayfes • has one brother, Ryan, who played hockey at Bentley College • enjoys shopping, baking, soccer and laying out.


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

5/8/2018 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo enters this week's Big Ten Championship as the B1G defending champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

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