The Minnesota women's track & field team earned 13 All-America accolades as the USTFCCCA announced award recipients
Minnesota earned five top-12 finishes on the final day of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championship
No. 10 Minnesota opened competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Thursday
No. 11 Minnesota wrapped up the NCAA West Prelim with four more qualifications for the national meet on Saturday
Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths
Photos of the Gophers competing at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
05.14.17 Women's Track at Big Tens
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
2018 Season - Indoor: Ran 10 races • placed fifth in the 400m in a season-best 52.93 and ran third on Gophers' seventh-place 4x400m relay (3:38.12) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a season-best 24.55 in the 200m to place 12th at the Larry Wieczorek Invite • won the 400m at The Dual • ran second on the first-place 4x400m relay team at the Power Five Invite, clocking a time of 3:36.36 to rank second in Minnesota history • ran the 400m leg of the fourth-place distance medley relay at the Power Five Invite, clocking a time of 11:07.53 to rank second in Minnesota history • also ran on the seventh and eighth ranked 4x400m relay teams in program history.
2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American in the 400m and 4x400m relay • named Second Team All-Big Ten in the 4x100m relay • named Academic All-Big Ten • NCAA Championship qualifier in the 400m and 4x400m relay, placing 12th in the 400m (52.57) and 14th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.10) • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 4x400m relay by placing sixth at the NCAA West Prelim, clocking a time of 3:32.25 to set a new Minnesota program record • advanced to the NCAA Championship in the 400m by placing eighth (52.42) at the NCAA West Prelim • led off runner-up 4x100m relay and set a Minnesota program record of 44.22 seconds and placed sixth in the 400m (52.00) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 51.82 during the 400m prelims at the Big Ten Championship • tied her career best in the 200m (23.74) as runner-up at the Cougar Invite • ended the season ranked first in the 4x100m relay (44.22), first in the 4x400m relay (3:32.25), second in the 400m (51.82), and third in the 200m (23.74) among all-time Gophers • part of four of the top 10 4x100m relays in program history • part of four of the top five 4x400m relays in program history.
2017 Season - Indoor: Named Second Team All-American • finished 16th in the 400m (53.80) at the NCAA Championship • placed fifth in the 400m (53.07) and ran on fourth-place 4x400m relay team at Big Ten Championship, running 3:37.20 to rank fourth in program history • ran a program-record 52.73 in the 400m in prelims at the B1G Championship • ran a career-best 24.37 in the 200m to place fifth at the Music City Challenge and move into eighth in program history • won the 400m and 4x400m relay (3:44.23) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • won the 200m at the SDSU Holiday Open and Minnesota Open • won the 4x400m relay at the SDSU Holiday Open.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named All-Big Ten First Team in the 400m and All-Big Ten Second Team in the 4x100m relay • named Academic All-Big Ten • NCAA Championship qualifier in the 400m dash, placing 20th in 53.95 • advanced to NCAA Championship with an automatic berth in the 400m after taking third in her heat and seventh overall in 52.24 at the NCAA West Prelim • Big Ten Conference 400m champion in 52.39 • ran second on B1G runner-up 4x100m relay in 45.30 seconds and ran second on fourth-place 4x400m relay in a season-best 3:39.53 at Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 51.99 in the 400m prelims at the Big Ten Championship to improve on her own Minnesota program record • competed at seven meets with appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 23.74 to win the 200m at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular and move into third in program history • broke her own Gophers' program record in the 400m twice, running 52.75 at the Sun Angel Classic and 51.99 at the Big Ten Championship • ran second on the winning 4x100m relay at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular, clocking a season-best time of 44.80 to rank third in program history • represented Nigeria at the NGC Sagicor NAAA National Open Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, placing 13th in the 200m (24.16) • named to Nigeria’s 4x400m relay team for the IAAF World Championships in London.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 400m in prelims at the Big Ten Championship (54.11) and again in the final (53.41) where she placed sixth • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens, placing fourth in 3:35.33 • ran career-best times in both the 60m dash (7.63) and 200m dash (24.78) to win both events at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • won the 200m (25.05) at the Minnesota Open • part of first-place 4x400m relay at the Jack Johnson Classic and Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 10 races • ran third leg of the program record-breaking 4x400m relay team (3:32.50) that finished fourth to clinch a share of the Big Ten team title and ran a season-best 54.33 to place ninth in the 400m at the Big Ten Championship • NCAA West Prelim qualifier with the 4x400m relay, anchoring the 16th place relay team (3:37.01) • ran a career-best 24.37 as runner-up in the 200m at the UCLA Legends Invitational • had two appearances in the 4x100m relay, including placing third in a season-best 45.61 at the UCLA Legends Invitational to rank 10th in program history.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran in seven races • finished the season ranked eighth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a time of 55.20 in her first-ever collegiate open 400m, placing seventh at the Husker Invitational • placed 13th in the 400m (55.64) at the Big Ten Championship • ran the third leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in both the 60m (7.78) and 200m (25.22) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree • ran 20 races, including appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked fourth in Minnesota history in the 400m (53.70) • ran a career-best 53.70 in the 400m in the first round at the NCAA West Prelim • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships where she was also ninth in the 400m (54.57) • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • led off the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Eagan High School • two-time all-state honoree • nine-time Minnesota State Class AA state meet participant in the 100m (2011, 2012, 2013), 200m (2011, 2012, 2013), 4x200m (2014) and 4x400m (2013, 2014) • 14-time South Suburban Conference champion from 2009 to 2014 • holds school records in the 200m and 4x400m relay • placed 10th in the 100m at the state meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior • earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 200m at the state meet as a junior • Triple "A" award winner for academics, athletics and arts • academic all-state honoree • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Finished second at 2013 National Speech and Debate Association tournament • X-Factor participant • plays the alto saxophone • majoring in management information systems.
|Egwim's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|60m||7.63||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)|
|200m||24.37 (AT-8th)||Music City Challenge (2/10/17)|
|400m||52.73 (AT-1st)||Big Tens (2/24/17)|
|Egwim's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|200m||23.74 (AT-3rd)||Kansas Relays Quadrangular (4/22/17)|
|400m||51.82 (AT-2nd)||Big Tens (5/12/18)|
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
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
6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.