Abby Kargol
Abby  Kargol

RS Sophomore

Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South HS




Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake

Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night


Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays

Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays


PRs Abound at ISU Classic

As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday


Strandemo Leads Gophers at Meyo Invite

Madeline Strandemo ran the second-fastest mile in program history to lead Minnesota on day two at the Meyo Invite


Gophers Kick Off Meyo Invite

Minnesota competed on day one of the Meyo Invitational on the road at Notre Dame Friday night


Abby Kargol

Photos of track & field student-athlete Abby Kargol.


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2017 Season - Indoor: Ran six races, including clocking career-best times in the 3,000m (10:02.81) and 5,000m (17:34.22) • ran a season-best mile of 5:10.69 at the Parents Day Invite.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 37:29.17 in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays • finished fifth in the 5,000m in a season-best 17:57.74 at the Hamline Twilight • posted a time of 5:07.92 in lone 1,500m appearance at the Holst Invitational.

2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races while competing unattached.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races while competing unattached.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Downers Grove South High School where she ran for coaches Douglas Plunkett and Kathleen Meeks • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time Illinois Class 3A state cross country championship participant, including a ninth-place team finish as a junior in 2013 • three-time All-West Suburban Gold Conference honoree in cross country • team captain as a senior • three-time Illinois Class 3A state track & field championship participant in the 3,200m • six-time All-West Suburban Gold Conference honoree on the track in the 1,600m and the 3,200m in 2013, 2014 and 2015 • all-state honoree in the 3,200m as a junior, placing fifth in 10:50.04 at the state meet in 2014 • owns personal best times of 10:45.53 for 3,200m, 5:14.22 for 1,600m and 2:26.9 for 800m all set in 2015 • holds Downers Grove South HS records in the indoor 3,200m (11:03.72) and outdoor 3,200m (10:45.53) • participated in club gymnastics for seven years.

Personal: Born November 7, 1996 • daughter of Jeff and Ann Marie Kargol • given name is Abigail • has two siblings, Zack and Cassie • Biochemistry major • enjoys writing poetry • National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member • graduated in top two percent of high school class • honor roll student.

Kargol's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
Mile 5:09.65 (UA) St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)
3,000m 10:02.81 Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)
5,000m 17:34.22 Meyo Invite (2/3/17)
Kargol's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:45.90 (UA) Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)
3,000m 10:29.36 (UA) Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)
5,000m 17:50.58 (UA) Holst Invitational (4/16/16)
10,000m 37:29.17 Raleigh Relays (3/24/17)


Gophers Begin Outdoor with Six Event Titles

Gophers Begin Outdoor with Six Event Titles

3/15/2018 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota opened the 2018 outdoor season at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational on Thursday.

Outdoor Season to Begin Thursday

Outdoor Season to Begin Thursday

3/14/2018 - W. Track & Field

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team are set to kick off the 2018 outdoor campaign at the Cougar Spring Break Invitational.

Five Gophers Named All-Americans

Five Gophers Named All-Americans

3/13/2018 - W. Track & Field

Kaitlyn Long and Kiley Sabin led Minnesota as First Team All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship.

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