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 • placed eighth on the team and 81st overall in 24:29.2 at the Blugold Invitational • ran a season-best 24:14.04 as the 12th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished ninth on the team and 20th overall at Rocky’s Run (26:41.8).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Did not compete.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Hopkins High School • earned all-state honors in track and all-conference honors in cross country in 2009 • part of a Lake Conference champion team her freshman year.
Personal: Born May 4, 1995 • major is apparel design with a minor in product design • daughter of Barney and Janis Klecker • has two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, and three brothers, John, Joe and James • father Barney ran cross country and track at UW-Stout and mother Janis ran cross country for the Gophers • brother John runs cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary runs cross country and track at Augsburg College, and brother Joe runs cross country and track at the University of Colorado • enjoys drawing, painting, yoga, and playing with her dogs.
Six Gophers Named Academic All-District
Minnesota led all NCAA Division I programs with six CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country honorees.
USTFCCCA Honors Gophers for Academics
Liz Berkholtz and Haley Johnson have been named 2015 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic honorees.
Ski-U-Mah Magazine: Strong Strides
Liz Berkholtz hasn't just worked to become one of the nation's best distance runners; she's diligently prepared for a career as a trauma unit nurse.