Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
A close pack of runners propelled the team to victory.
Senior captain Danielle LeBreck leads the Gophers
22 will race on Saturday at the Tori Neubauer
A member of the Gopher swimming and diving team her freshman and sophomore seasons, Solfelt made a change to cross country and track and field before the 2011 seasons.
2013 Senior Cross Country Season: Raced in six meets ran a season-best 23:11.7 as the seventh Gopher in 40th overall at the Neubauer Invitational came in 12th on the team a two meets, finishing in 23:14.0 at Jack's Run and 23:38.59 at the Blugold Invitational finished 14th on the team at Rocky's Run (24:26) also ran at the Oz Memorial (24:39.8) and the Griak Invitational (23:30.1) earned first varsity cross country letter.
2012 Junior Cross Country Season: Led the Gophers with a ninth-place finish at the Tori Neubauer Invite with a season-best time of 22:32.1 finished 18th at the Blugold Invite (22:40.29) ran in six races overall qualified for 2014 World Triathlon by finishing in the top 15 at age group nationals, and the 2014 "Best of the U.S." Triathlon by placing in the top three in Minnesota's qualifying triathlon won Midwest Regional championship triathlon collegiate division in summer 2013.
2011 Sophomore Cross Country Season: Competed in three races placed second on the team and tenth overall at the Tori Neubauer 6K, running 22:48 raced a season PR of 22:39 at the Bluegold Invite, good for third on the team and eighth overall ran the Roy Griak Invitational in 23:06.25 qualified for the 2013 World Triathlons by finishing in the top 18 at age group nationals, and the 2013 "Best of the U.S." Triathlon by placing in the top three in Minnesota's qualifying triathlon.
2010-11 Sophomore Swimming and Diving Season: Swam in the Minnesota Grand Prix, Minnesota challenge, and other dual meets throughout the year qualified for the 2011 World Triathlon Championships by finishing fifth at USA Triathlon Championships.
2009-10 Freshman Swimming and Diving Season: Swam in five events in the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13), including both IM and both breaststroke races had a third place finish in the 200 back (2:08.83) at the Falcon Invite (12/4) added fourth place finishes in the 200 IM and 200 fly recorded season-best times in the 200 back and 400 IM at the Minnesota Challenge (2/5), finishing third in both those events.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School swam with high school team under coaches Marcy Wiesner and Dan Tripps also swam with Team Foxjet and Aquajet swim clubs NISCA All-American in 2008 and 2009 two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree two-time all-state selection four-time all-conference member member of the three-time conference championship team in 2006, 2007 and 2008 team captain and voted most dedicated has competed at the Speedo Champion Series as well as the Junior Nationals.
Personal: Born December 11, 1990 daughter of Bob and Jody Solfelt is the third Solfelt sibling to compete in Gopher athletics older sister, Sarah, was a four-year member and captain of the women's swim team, while Mark was a four-year member and captain of the men's swim team younger brother Mike will swim for St. Thomas majored in elementary education with an autism certificate began graduate school in summer 2013 for autism and developmental cognitive disabilities for special education and will begin student teaching in fall 2013.
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.