Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Taylor Mikkalson, Kate Shelerud and Heta Tuuri won titles to lead Minnesota at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday
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.
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 (2016 Final)|
|400m||1:03.67||St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)|
|600m||1:39.71||Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)|
|800m||2:20.13||Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)|
|Haakenstad's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|400m||1:00.58||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|800m||2:17.76||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.