Temi Ogunrinde won the hammer throw and Cami Gilson finished third in the pole vault to lead the Gophers on day one
Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night
Gophers redshirt freshman Abby Lange reflects on her transition to collegiate running, including making her Big Ten debut
Kimberly Golding won the 100m hurdles to lead the Gophers on day two at the Sun Angel Classic
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races • made Big Ten Championship debut with a 12th-place finish in the mile in a career-best 4:55.02 • ran a career-best 2:18.40 in the 800m as runner-up at the St. Thomas Invite • ran a career-best 10:34.97 in the 3,000m at the Minnesota Open.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races • placed 21st in the 1,500m (4:40.44) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 2:14.19 to place third in the 800m at the Kip Janvrin Open • ran a career-best 4:35.45 in the 1,500m and ran on third-place 4x800m relay (9:01.41) at the Raleigh Relays • led off sixth-place 4x1600m relay (19:40.84) at the Drake Relays.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran one race while competing unattached.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races while competing unattached.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Stillwater High School where she ran for coach Dawn Podolske • four-time letterwinner and 2014-15 captain in both cross country and track & field • two-time Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship individual qualifier, placing 27th as a sophomore and 98th as a junior • academic all-state honoree as a sophomore in 2012 • two-time Cross Country All-American at USATF Junior Olympics • three-time Suburban East Conference champion and all-conference honoree in cross country in 2011, 2012, and 2013 • has a personal-best time of 14:37 in the 4K • named Track & Field All-American in the 1,600m at the 2010 Hershey Track & Field Games • two-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant in the 4x800m relay, placing third as a senior and 15th as a freshman • named all-state in 2015 and All-Suburban East Conference honoree in 2011 in track & field • holds Stillwater school record in the 4x800m relay at 9:21 • owns high school personal-best times of 2:20 in the 800m, 5:16 in the mile, and 11:34 in the 3,200m • member of CORK (Central Oregon Running Klub) from 2007-10 • Nordic skiing letterwinner as a freshman.
Personal: Born May 27, 1997 • daughter of Nicole Lange and Douglas Lange • has three siblings, Jack, Tanner, and Connor • Physiology major • mother Nicole played college soccer at UW-Green Bay from 1990-92 • enjoys reading, painting, being outdoors, hiking, camping, canoeing, being on the lake, volunteering, and traveling • A Honor Roll member, academic letterwinner, AP Scholar with Honors, and top 10% honoree.
|Lange's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:18.40||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|Mile||4:55.02||Big Ten Championship (2/24/17)|
|3,000m||10:34.97||Minnesota Open (1/14/17)|
|Lange's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:14.19||Kip Janvrin Open (4/28/17)|
|1,500m||4:35.45||Raleigh Relays (3/24/17)|
|3,000m||11:21.60 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
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Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.
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