Molly Eastman and Paige Peschel led the Gophers at the Drake Relays on Thursday night
Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history
Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday
Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays
Photos of women's track & field student-athlete Courtney Alama
2018 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 5:08.73 in the mile to place 15th at the Larry Wieczorek Invite • ran a career-best 10:05.71 as runner-up in the 3,000m at the UST Opener • ran a career-best 17:35.61 in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran three races, including posting a season-best time of 10:19.73 in the 3,000m as runner-up at the Parents Day Invite.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races, including appearances in the 1,500m and 5,000m • ran a season-best 4:50.35 in the 1,500m at the Holst Invitational • finished as 5,000m runner-up with a career-best time of 17:37.76 at the BearCat Twilight.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran three races • placed fourth in the mile with a career-best time of 5:08.79 at the UST Invite • finished 10th in the 3,000m in 10:20.50 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a career-best 17:51.37 to place seventh in the 5,000m at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran one race, placing eighth in the 5,000m in 18:17.43 at the Tommie Twilight.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Annandale High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • finished fifth in 14:56.3 at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship to lead Annandale to the team state title • helped team to state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2011 • five-time all-state honoree and six-time all-conference honoree in cross country • named St. Cloud Times all-area runner in cross country • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in track & field • finished ninth in 3,200m and 14th in 1,600m at Minnesota Class A state championship as a junior • holds Annandale school records in 1,600m and 3,200m • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 14, 1996 • daughter of Haley Kammer and Colin Alama • has four older siblings, Bryant, Victoria, Carolyn and Colleen • enjoys traveling, swimming and animals • psychology major.
|Alama's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Mile||5:08.73||Larry Wieczorek Invite (1/20/18)|
|3,000m||10:05.71||UST Opener (1/12/18)|
|5,000m||17:35.61||Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/18)|
|Alama's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|1,500m||4:46.96 (UA)||Holst Invitational (4/18/15)|
|3,000m||10:19.73 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
|5,000m||17:37.76||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
Five More Gophers Advance
5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field
Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths on day two of the NCAA West Prelim.
Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals
5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field
Four Gophers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.
Going Pro: Emerald Egwim
5/23/2018 - W. Track & Field
Women's track student-athlete Emerald Egwim has been preparing for life after athletics even before she ran for the Golden Gophers.