Cassy Opitz
Cassy  Opitz


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS



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Big Ten Honors 37 Gophers for Academics

Alena Brooks and Cassy Opitz are among those honored for perfect GPAs


Stanford Leads Gophers with Two Titles

Minnesota won five individual event titles at the UW-La Crosse Eagle Open Friday


Osterdyk Wins Shot Put at Hamline

The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon


Musco Twilight to Highlight Weekend

The Gophers will compete at Iowa, St. Thomas and Hamline this week


Domski, Opitz Win Titles in Iowa

Lauren Domski and Cassy Opitz won their events at the Grand View Viking Classic

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-bests in the 800m (2:12.05) and mile (4:53.02) • ran career-best 2:12.05 in the 800m preliminaries at Big Tens • finished 17th in the mile with a career-best 4:53.02 at Iowa State Classic • won the 800m (2:13.18) at Parents Day Open • won the mile (4:59.14) at UW-River Falls Invite.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in six races, running the 1,500m four times • ran an outdoor career-best 2:13.96 in the 800m for fifth place at USF Collegaite in her lone 800m race of the outdoor season • recorded a season-best 1,500m time of 4:31.92 for second place at UW-La Crosse • finished third in the 1,500m at Spec Towns (4:34.14) and at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:34.72) • won the 1,500m in 4:39.59 at Grand View Viking Classic • ran third leg of 4x1600m relay team that finished fourth at Drake Relays with the ninth-best time in Minnesota history (19:24.68) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best mile time of 4:55.79 at the Iowa State Classic • finished sixth in the 800m at the Parents Day Open (2:18.03) • raced in the 3,000m at the Bison Classic (10:27.63).

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 19th in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships • season-best 1,500m time was 4:32.10 at the Musco Twilight • won the 800m at the Viking Classic (2:14.21) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships • placed ninth in the mile run (4:58.95) at the Iowa State Classic.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships, posting a season-best time of 4:31.19 • won the 800m at the Hamline Invite with a season-best time of 2:15.04 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Iowa State Classic in the mile run and finished with a personal best time of 4:58.50 • ran a 5:02.37 mile at the Jack Johnson Classic, which was good for eighth place • competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships and finished with a time of 5:01.60 • won the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational (9:59.00).

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the 1,500m at the Mt. Sac Open (4:32.10) • competed in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships and made the finals with a time of 4:34.71 • picked up a 1,500m win at the Musco Twilight (4:36.89) • finished eighth in the 1,500m at the Jim Click Shootout (4:41.81) • ran the 3,000m at the Bulls Invitational and finished fifth (10:08.19).

2010 Season: Redshirted the 2009 cross country season and both the indoor and outdoor 2010 track & field seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School • high school coach was Jeff Lindlief • earned individual and team titles at the 2008 Minnesota Class AA state cross country meet • team was state runners-up in 2007 • placed 10th in 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals • a 2007 high school All-American placing sixth in the 4xMile relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals • three-time state track titlest • won 2009 state crown in 1,600m (4:59.53), 2008 3,200m title and 4x800m relay title in 2007 (9:09.34) • eight-time all-state honoree, three times in both cross country and track, and twice in Nordic skiing • Athena Award winner • scholar athlete • Gatorade Minnesota Runner of the Year in 2008 • high school teammate of Megan Smith.

Personal: Born February 6, 1991 • given name is Cassandra • majored in public health, family social science and communications • going to graduate school for health and wellness - human resources • daughter of Kevin and Ann Opitz • has an older brother, Tyler.

Opitz's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:12.05 Big Ten Championships (2/28-3/1/14)
Mile 4:53.02 Iowa State Classic (2/14-15/14)
3,000m 9:59.90 Meyo Invitational (2/4/11)
Opitz's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:13.96 USF Collegiate (4/4/14)
1,500m 4:31.19 Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
3,000m 10:08.19 Bulls Invitational (3/18/11)


Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

Strandemo Makes USATF Debut

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Madeline Strandemo placed 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday.

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

Four Gophers Earn Academic All-America Nods

6/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Second Team honorees Derek Wiebke and Madeline Strandemo and Third Team selections Temi Ogunrinde and Kiley Sabin.

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.

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