Kate Shelerud
Kate  Shelerud

RS Junior

Esko, Minn.

High School:
Esko HS



Gophers Record 12 Career-Bests

Molly Eastman, Nicole Heitzman and Delaney Sinnen led the Gophers at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday afternoon


Gophers Head to Two Meets in Wisconsin

No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week


Castanias Leads Gophers at UW-Eau Claire

Minnesota raced at the Blugold Invitational Friday


No. 26 Gophers Ready for Griak Invitational

Minnesota returns six of its top seven runners from last year's Griak Invitational


Oz Memorial Kicks Off 2015 Season Friday

The No. 27 Gophers officially begin the 2015 season with a six-kilometer race at Les Bolstad Course Friday

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2015 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran two races • ran a career-best 25:01.1 as the 16th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • placed 15th on the team and 139th overall at the Blugold Invitational (25:27.0).

2014 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Did not compete.

2013 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in three meets • recorded a career-best time of 25:37.5 at Jack's Run • ran at the Blugold Invitational (26:06.39) and Rocky's Run (27:37).

2012 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2012 cross country season and the 2013 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A graduate of Esko High School • nine-time all-state honoree and 13-time Section 7A champion • five-time cross country state meet competitor • five-year All-Polar League runner • 2010 Minnesota Class A state champion in the 800 meters (2:15.59) • three-time conference champion in the 800m • part of both Esko's third-place 4x400m relay and fourth-place 4x800m relay as a junior and senior at the state meet • holds Esko school records and Polar League records in the 4x800m relay, 4x400m relay and 800m • captained third place state meet cross country team • recipient of the AAA Award • five-time academic all-state honoree • also a three-time letterwinner in soccer • graduated third in her class.

Personal: Born March 22, 1994 • daughter of Tom and Sue Shelerud • has a brother Joe and sister Jenna • majoring in nursing • enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, and baking.


Gophers Earn Top-20 NCAA Finish


Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009.

Berkholtz Honored By USATF Minnesota


Senior Liz Berkholtz was named the USATF Minnesota Female Athlete of the Month for October.

No. 23 Gophers Head to NCAA Championship


Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship this weekend.

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