No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
Minnesota has nine repeat academic all-conference honorees this fall
Minnesota raced at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday morning
The No. 26 Gophers compete at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
Minnesota finished second in the team standings
2015 • Redshirt Senior Season: Did not compete.
2014 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran four races • finished among the top five Gophers at two meets • finished 13th on the team at the Oz Memorial 6K in 24:47.0 • clocked a 24:48.2 as the 19th Gopher at the Griak Invitational • placed fifth for the Gophers and 43rd overall at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite in 23:31.1 • ran a season-best 23:24 as the third Gopher in 44th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2013 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Raced in four meets • ran a career-best 22:35.4 as the second Gopher finisher at the Neubauer Invitational (17th overall) • finished fifth on the team at two meets, clocking in at 22:40.28 in 17th overall at the Blugold Invitational and 23:39 in 11th overall at Rocky's Run • was the 20th Gopher at the Griak Invitational in 23:15.9.
2012 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Season-best time was 22:41.68 at the Blugold Invite (19th place) • the team's No. 4 runner (25th overall) at the Neubauer Invite (22:59.0) • competed in six races overall • Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Brookfield Central High School • high school coach was Lorie Lewis • lettered all four years in cross country and track • all-conference and all-state all four years • named Greater Metro Runner of the Year in 2009 and 2011 • key club • honor roll and student council member.
Personal: Born July 31, 1992 • completed undergraduate degree in physcology • enrolled in masters for public health nutrition • daughter of Greg and Elise Trasser • has one brother named Josh • enjoys art, acting and music.
Hopkins Previews Griak Invitational
Watch head coach Sarah Hopkins preview this weekend's Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Course.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kelli Schmidt
Get to know Gophers redshirt freshman Kelli Schmidt, a distance runner from Wilmette, Ill.
Gophers in the Polls: Sept. 20
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.