2012-13 (Sophomore): Placed 10th among Division I runners with a season-best time of 19:06.0 at the UND Ron Pynn Invitational ... Opened the season with a time of 20:31.34 at the Bison Cross Country Duals, where she placed 20th ... Lowered that time to 19:29.25 the following week at the SDSU Classic ... Finished 20th at the Montana Invitational with a time of 19:30.8 ... Placed 63rd at the Big Sky Conference Championship with a time of 20:02.8.
(Freshman): Named to Athletic Director's Fall Honor Roll ... Finished third in
the 800-meters at the Carleton Relays (April 21) and sixth at the North Dakota
State Bison Invitational (April 14) ... Placed 32nd at the Great West
Conference Cross Country Championship with a time of 19:48.10 ... Made her
collegiate debut at the UND Ron Pynn Invitational, placing 10th with a time of
19:47.44 ... Posted a personal-record time of 19:46.10 the following week at
the Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Invitational ... Earned first letters in
both cross country and track.
A 2011 graduate of Brainerd High School ... Lettered six times in cross country and five
times in track ... A four-time all-conference performer in cross country ...
Earned all-state honors as a senior ... Set a school-record time of 14:43 ...
Was twice named team MVP and was a two-time academic all-state selection ...
Was a section champion in the 4x800 relay and a state participant ... Was also
a two-time academic all-state in track.
Undecided on a major ... Daughter of Robert and Jean Gessell.