Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season
Minnesota held its annual season-ending banquet and presented the team awards on Sunday
Take a look back at the Gopher women's cross country team's 2015 season
Minnesota finished 18th in the team race for its highest NCAA finish since 2009
Fifth-year seniors Liz Berkholtz and Kaila Urick lead Minnesota into its 11th-straight NCAA Championship
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran six races • placed third on the team and seventh overall at the Oz Memorial (22:34.5) • placed ninth on the team at the Griak Invitational (23:37.7) • placed fifth on the team and 149th overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational • ran a career-best 21:25.0 to place 49th overall as the sixth Gopher at the Big Ten Championship • placed 76th as the seventh Gopher at the Midwest Regional in her NCAA debut (21:52.2) • finished seventh on the team in 224th overall in her NCAA Championship debut (22:02.9).
2014 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2014 cross country and 2015 track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Rapid City Stevens High School • five-time letterwinner in cross country, track & field and swimming • led cross country team to the South Dakota Class AA title as a senior and runner-up finish as a junior • placed second at the 2013 South Dakota Class AA cross country championship in 14:24.81 • three-time Gatorade South Dakota Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year • five-time South Dakota Class AA track & field state champion in the 1,600m (2011), 3,200m (2011, 2013 and 2014) and 4x800m relay (2011) • three-time state runner-up in the 1,600m (2013, 2014) and 4x800m relay (2013) • 2011 and 2013 conference champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m • holds Rapid City Stevens school records in 1,600m (5:00) and 3,200m (10:42) • also swam competitively in high school • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born February 22, 1996 • daughter of Jeff and Kelly Gorman • has one older brother, Brian, who competed for the University of Minnesota swim team from 2011-13 • father, Jeff, swam for the Gophers from 1983-85 • enjoys camping, cooking, hiking and spending time with family and friends • intends to major in elementary education • competitive triathlete • became the first American woman to win a junior worlds title at the 2013 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Junior World Championships with a first-place time of 57 minutes, 8 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 22.5-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course • placed third at the 2012 ITU Junior World Championships.
Gophers Ready for 2016 Campaign
Head coach Sarah Hopkins shares her outlook for the 2016 cross country season.
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.