Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
Members of the Gophers women's track & field team competed locally at the Holst Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Kimberly Golding won the 100m hurdles to lead the Gophers on day two at the Sun Angel Classic
The Gophers hosted their final indoor meet of the season Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse
Minnesota at the Tommie Twilight Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Gopher Women's Track & Field Macalester Invitational April 25th, 2015.
Gopher Women's Track & Field competes at St.Thomas on April 29, 2015.
2017 Season -- Indoor: Ran eight races, including clocking career-best times in the 600m (1:37.05) and 800m (2:15.74).
2017 Season -- Outdoor: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten • ran nine races, including appearances in the 400m, 800m, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 59.82 to place third in the 400m at the Hamline Twilight • won the 800m in a career-best 2:13.75 at the Holst Invitational.
2016 Season -- Indoor: Ran nine races with appearances in the 400m, 600m, 800m, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 1:03.76 to place seventh in the 400m at the UST Invite • placed ninth in the 600m in a season-best 1:40.41 at the Parents Day Invite • ran a season-best 2:22.57 in the 800m at the St. Thomas Showcase.
2016 Season -- Outdoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best 1:00.58 in the 400m and led off the runner-up 4x400m relay (4:00.28) at the Tommie Twilight • finished seventh in the 800m in a season-best 2:18.64 at the Hamline Invitational.
2015 Season -- Indoor: Ran four races with two appearances in the 600m and two in the 800m • placed seventh in the 600m in a career-best 1:39.71 at Parents Day Invite • ran a career-best 2:20.13 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic.
2015 Season -- Outdoor: Ran six races, including four appearances in the 800m • ran a season-best 2:17.76 to place 11th in the 800m at the Tommie Twilight • ran a season-best 1:01.45 in the 400m at the Janis Rider Invite • ran on the runner-up 4x400m relay at the Janis Rider Invite.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Minnetonka High School • part of two first-place relays that helped propel Minnetonka to the 2013 state track and field title • won the 4x800m and 4x400m relays, setting a school record (3:53.03) in the 4x400m prelims • 4x400m also earned all-state honors in 2011 • 2013 Lake Conference champion in the 4x400m and runner-up in the 4x800m • lettered in cross country as a senior.
Personal: Born September 13, 1994 • daughter of Lisa and Matt Haakenstad • was a high school teammate of current Gopher Megan Bailey • has one brother, Mark • majoring in neuroscience • enjoys piano, traveling, camping, mission work and hanging out with friends and family.
|Haakenstad's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m||1:03.67||St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)|
|600m||1:37.05||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|800m||2:15.74||Iowa State Classic (2/11/17)|
|Haakenstad's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m||59.82||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
|800m||2:13.75||Holst Invitational (4/22/17)|
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