Taylor Mikkalson, Molly Eastman, and Emily Castanias led Minnesota in its final home meet of the season Sunday
Courtney Alama, Danielle Anderson and Taylor Mikkalson led Minnesota at Jack's Twilight Run Friday evening
Molly Eastman, Nicole Heitzman and Delaney Sinnen led the Gophers at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday afternoon
No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
Minnesota raced at the Blugold Invitational Friday
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 24:06.97 as the 11th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished 10th on the team at the Blugold Invitational (24:50.1) • finished seventh on the team at Rocky’s Run (26:01.0).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran five races • made her Gopher debut at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 26:34.5 • cut 2:40 off her previous best 6K time at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite, finishing as the ninth Gopher in 71st overall in 23:54.1 • ran back-to-back career-best times at the Tori Neubauer Invitational (23:43) and Jack's Run (23:05.3) • finished 18th overall and seventh on the team at Rocky's Run (24:32).
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Apple Valley High School • high school coach was Heather Kampf • competed in the South Suburban Conference, earning all-conference in cross country and all-conference honorable mention in track as a senior • three-year letterwinner in cross country and track • earned Apple Valley's 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year Award • 4-year honor roll member • graduated in the top 5% of her class.
Personal: Born May 26, 1995 • majoring in mathematics with a Spanish minor • daughter of Mark and Lisa Ollila • has a younger sister, Natalie • enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and volunteering.
Gophers Name 2016 Captains
Danielle Anderson, Anne Haakenstad, Madeline Strandemo, and Tess Wasowicz will lead the Gophers this fall.
Griak Feature: Katie Flood
Katie Flood is the only runner in Griak Invitational history to win three individual high school race titles.
Griak Feature: Missy (Buttry) Rock
The University of Minnesota will celebrate the 31st annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn.