Women's Track and Field Roster

Birgen Nelson

Year Sr.
Event Hurdles
Hometown Edina, Minn.
High School Edina

Birgen is a six time all-American athlete in the 60 hurdles, 100 hurdles, and 400 hurdles and multiple time Academic All-American, as well. Her 2022 season was capped by a national championship in the 100m hurdles and runner-up place in the 400 hurdles. Nelson was the 2022 North Region Track Athlete of the Year, 2022 Outdoor MIAC Athlete of the Meet, and 2022 Outdoor MIAC Performance of the Meet. Birgen is a Classical Languages and Political Science Double Major and Environmental Studies Minor. Her favorite food is Thai green curry and her favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. Her meet day ritual is listening to “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame. Nelson’s favorite part about being a student-athlete at Gustavus is the relationships she has made with coaches and teammates.