Emily Castanias
Emily  Castanias

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Chanhassen, Minn.

High School:
Chanhassen HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
05/23/1996


04/29/2016

Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes

Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday

02/12/2016

Albrechtsen Wins High Jump at ISU Classic

Minnesota competed at day one of the Iowa State Classic Friday

01/16/2016

Gophers Win Seven Titles at Minnesota Open

The Gophers won six individual events and the 4x400-meter relay at the season-opening Minnesota Open

05/08/2015

Gophers Win Three Titles at Eagle Open

Taylor Mikkalson, Katie Murgic and Lyndsey Thorpe won events to lead the Gophers Friday

04/25/2015

Gophers Compete at Macalester Invite

Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday

06/02/2015

Emily Castanias

Photos of women's track and field student-athlete Emily Castanias.

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2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, recording career-best times in the 1000m (3:06.25) and 3,000m (10:07.02) • ran a season best 5:13.43 in the mile to place 15th at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • finished third in the 5,000m in a career-best 18:06.64 at the Holst Invitational • ran a season-best 4:41.75 to place ninth in the 1,500m at the Kip Janvrin Open.

2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Chanhassen High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • four-time All-Missota Conference runner • five-time cross country state meet participant • finished 35th at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to help Chanhassen to a fourth-place team finish • two-time track & field state meet participant • state champion in the 3,200m in a Chanhassen school record 10:26 at the 2014 Minnesota Class AA State Championship • placed 10th at the Minnesota Class AA State Championship in the 4x800m relay as both a junior and a senior • holds Chanhassen school records in the 800m (2:17.80), 1,600m (4:56.59), 3,200m and 4x800m relay • five-time letterwinner in Nordic skiing • National Honor Society member • finished with 4.0 grade point average.

Personal: Born May 23, 1996 • daughter of Paul and Tamara Castanias • has two older sisters, Christine and Jennifer • enjoys painting, drawing and baking • intends to major in engineering.

Castanias's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:22.19 (UA) Parents Day Invite (2/21/15)
1,000m 3:06.25 St. Thomas (1/22/16)
Mile 5:08.21 (UA) St. Thomas (2/13/15)
3,000m 10:07.02 ISU Classic (2/12/16)
Castanias's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:23.10 (UA) Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)
1,500m 4:39.24 (UA) UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)
3,000m 10:17.56 (UA) Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)
5,000m 18:06.64 Holst Invitational (4/16/16)

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