Abby Kargol
Abby  Kargol

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
11/07/1996


04/27/2017

Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake

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

03/24/2017

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

02/10/2017

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

02/04/2017

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

02/03/2017

Gophers Kick Off Meyo Invite

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

05/31/2016

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)

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