Emily Castanias
Emily  Castanias

RS Sophomore

Chanhassen, Minn.

High School:
Chanhassen HS




Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes

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


Albrechtsen Wins High Jump at ISU Classic

Minnesota competed at day one of the Iowa State Classic Friday


Gophers Win Seven Titles at Minnesota Open

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


Gophers Win Three Titles at Eagle Open

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


Gophers Compete at Macalester Invite

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


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)


New Outdoor Track and Field Facility Approved


The University’s Board of Regents approved a plan during its October meeting to construct a new, competition-level outdoor track and field stadium on the East Bank of campus

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Erin Hawkins


Catch up with Gophers senior sprinter Erin Hawkins as the women's track & field team trains for the upcoming season.

B1G Champions Honored at Gopher Football


The Gophers' 2016 Big Ten Championship team was honored at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday.

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