Take a look back at the Gopher women's cross country team's 2015 season
Taylor Mikkalson, Molly Eastman, and Emily Castanias led Minnesota in its final home meet of the season Sunday
Minnesota hosts Jack's Twilight Run, an open 6K race, at 6:30 p.m. CT Friday
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
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran five races • ran a career-best 22:47.98 as the second Gopher in 18th place overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished third on the team and 26th overall at the Blugold Invitational (23:19.0) • placed 14th overall as the fifth Gopher at Rocky’s Run (24:40.3).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran two races • made her Gopher debut at the Tori Neubauer Invitational, finishing her first collegiate 6K in 24:07 as the seventh Gopher for 84th place overall • placed 10th on the team and 17th overall at Jack's Run in a career-best 23:31.7.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Andover High School • three-time Minnesota all-state cross country runner • owns two conference titles, four section titles, a fourth-place state finish and two seventh-place state finishes • competed in the 3,200m in the state track & field meet • holds Andover school records in the 4K (14:32), 3,200m (11:16) and 4x800m relay.
Personal: Born October 24, 1994 • major is biology, society, and the environment • daughter of Tim and Beth Barten • has two brothers, Andrew Heitzman and Garrett Barten • brother Andrew ran cross country at the University of St. Thomas • enjoys traveling and volunteering at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Captains Corner: Danielle Anderson
Catch up with Gophers co-captain Danielle Anderson as the Gophers prepare for the 2016 cross country season.