Madeline Strandemo won the mile to lead the Gophers to a fourth-place team finish at the 2017 B1G Indoor Championship
Emerald Egwim, Emma Spagnola, and Kimberly Golding all broke Minnesota program records on day one of the B1G Championship
Madeline Strandemo ran the second-fastest mile in program history to lead Minnesota on day two at the Meyo Invite
Minnesota competed on day one of the Meyo Invitational on the road at Notre Dame Friday night
Minnesota won 82-80 over Wisconsin in the third-annual dual meet between the border rivals Saturday afternoon
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
Photos of track and field student athlete Bailey Ness.
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in five races • placed fifth in the mile in a career-best 4:59.36 at the Parents Day Invite • finished eighth in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:00.42 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a career-best 17:19.50 in the 5,000m at the ISU Classic.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races • placed ninth in the 10,000m in a career-best 35:16.48 in Big Ten Championship debut • finished sixth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:39.83 at the Kip Janvrin Open • ran a career-best 17:07.11 in the 5,000m at the Virginia Challenge.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of East Ridge High School • 11-time letterwinner in cross country (six) and track & field (five) • two-time all-state and five-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in cross country • finished 21st at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to lead East Ridge to a state runner-up team finish • 2013 and 2011 Suburban East Conference cross country champion • two-time Minnesota Class AA state track & field championship participant in the 4x800m relay, taking 14th as a junior and fourth as a senior • three-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in track & field • 2011 Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m • holds East Ridge school records in the 4K (13:58), mile (5:13), two-mile (10:57), and 4x800m relay (9:22) • placed 37th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals in 18:15.3 • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 12, 1996 • daughter of Laura and Lloyd Ness • has one older brother, Ryan, who ran cross country and track at Minnesota State • father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 • majoring in retail merchandising.
|Ness's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||4:59.36||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|3,000m||10:00.42||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:19.50||Iowa State Classic (2/12/16)|
|Ness's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:39.83||Kip Janvrin Open (4/29/16)|
|3,000m||10:14.06 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:07.11||Virginia Challenge (4/2316)|
|10,000m||35:16.48||Big Ten Championship (5/1316)|
B1G Honors Wiebke with Weekly Award
Taylor Wiebke is the Big Ten Conference leader in the high jump after clearing 1.80m (5-10.75) last weekend.
Bingle Previews Raleigh Relays
Director of women's track & field/cross country Matt Bingle shares his thoughts on the Gophers' season-opening meets.
Distance Squad Set for Raleigh Relays
Members of the Minnesota women's track & field team head to NC State this Friday and Saturday.