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
The Gophers hosted their final indoor meet of the season Saturday at the Minnesota Fieldhouse
As part of its three-meet weekend, the Gophers had a group competing locally at St. Thomas Friday night
Allie Heifort won the shot put and the weight throw to lead the Gophers Friday evening
Photos of women's track & field student-athlete Courtney Alama
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 (2017 Final)|
|Mile||5:08.79||UST Invite (1/22/16)|
|3,000m||10:12.04 (UA)||St. Thomas Invite (2/13/15)|
|5,000m||17:51.37||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|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)|
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.