The USTFCCCA handed out the 2017 All-American awards following the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship
Madeline Strandemo placed ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase in her first NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship appearance Saturday
Madeline Strandemo earned her place in Saturday's 3,000m steeplechase NCAA final on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
Emma Spagnola punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles as the sixth Gopher to advance through the NCAA West Prelim
Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday
Photos of the Gophers competing at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
05.12.17 Women's Track at Big Tens
Photos from day one of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Women's Track & Field Championship. Photos by Becky Miller.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Women's Track and Field at Big Tens 05.17.15
2017 Season - Indoor: Named team co-captain • competed in weight throw at six meets, recording a career-best mark of 19.51m (64-00.25) to move into fifth among all-time Gophers and finish as runner-up at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • placed sixth in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championship (19.35m, 63-06.00) • ended the season ranked sixth in program history in the weightt throw • finished as weight throw runner-up at four meets • competed in shot put at two meets, recording a career-best mark of 13.63m (44-08.75) at the Minnesota Open.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed in discus at seven meets and hammer throw at eight meets • NCAA Championship qualifier in hammer, placing 21st (60.06m, 197-00) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both hammer and discus, placing 12th in hammer with a career-best throw of 60.94m (199-11) to advance to the NCAA Championship and taking 24th in discus (50.66m, 166-02) • competed in both hammer and discus at the Big Ten Championship, taking sixth in hammer (58.82m, 193-00) and ninth in discus (50.07m, 164-03) • ended her career ranked fifth in Minnesota history in hammer at 60.94m (199-11) • threw a career-best 51.07m (167-06) in discus to place third at the Longhorn Invite.
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at six meets • recorded a career-best throw of 17.90m (58-08.75) to place fourth at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual and move into eighth in Minnesota history • placed 21st with a throw of 17.39m (57-00.75) at the Big Ten Championship • ended the season ranked ninth in program history (17.90m, 58-08.75).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed at 10 meets with 10 appearances in hammer throw and eight appearances in discus • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in both discus and hammer, placing 18th in hammer (career-best 59.70m, 195-10) and 25th in discus (49.13m, 161-02) • finished 10th in discus (48.48m, 159-01) and 12th in hammer throw (53.51m, 175-07) at the Big Ten Championship • recorded a season-best throw of 50.01m (164-01) to place fourth in discus at the Rock Chalk Classic • ended the season ranked seventh in program history in hammer throw (59.70m, 195-10).
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed solely in the weight throw in six meets • ended the season ranked eighth among all-time Gopher throwers with a career-best throw of 17.41m (57-01.50) for third place at the Minnesota Open • placed 21st at the Big Ten championship (16.78m, 55-00.75).
2015 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in 10 meets, including eight appearances in the discus and nine in the hammer throw • competed in both events at the Big Ten Championship, placing sixth in the hammer throw with a career-best throw of 59.38m (194-10) and finishing ninth in the discus with a season-best mark of 49.44m (162-2.75) • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the hammer throw and finished 33rd (56.08m, 184-00) • won the discus at the Tommie Twilight • ended the season ranked fifth in program history in the hammer throw (59.38m, 194-10).
2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in the weight throw in seven meets • recorded a season-best throw of 54-05.25 (16.59m) to finish second at Parents Day Open • finished 20th with second-best mark of the season (52-07.50, 16.04m) at Big Ten championships • placed second at the UW-River Falls Invite (50-11.50, 15.53m).
2014 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the discus at eight meets and hammer throw at seven meets • placed 31st in the discus (158-01, 48.18m) at the NCAA West Prelims • finished 10th in the discus (148-03, 45.20m) and 11th in the hammer throw (168-11, 51.50m) at Big Tens • finished fourth in the discus with a season-best throw of 166-05 (50.72m) at Musco Twilight • won the discus at USF Collegiate (160-08, 48.98m) • recorded season-best hammer throw of 176-05 (53.78m) for 16th place at UC San Diego.
2013 Season: Redshirted the indoor or outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2012 graduate of White Bear Lake High School • 2011 Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in the discus • finished third in discus and 13th in shot put in 2012 • entered the 2012 state meet with seed marks of 154-3 (discus) and 41-1 (shot), both personal records at the time.
Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1994 • daughter of Laura and David Guenther • has two siblings, Tom and Sam • studied health and wellness with an emphasis on psychology through the Inter-College Program and returned for a fifth year while completing her Master's of Public Health in Nutrition from the School of Public Health • enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and spending time outdoors.
|Guenther's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Weight Throw||19.51m, 64-00.25 (AT-6th)||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/21/17)|
|Shot Put||13.63m, 44-08.75||Minnesota Open (1/14/17)|
|Guenther's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Discus||51.07m, 167-06||Longhorn Invite (4/29/17)|
|Hammer Throw||60.94m, 199-11 (AT-5th)||NCAA West Prelim (5/25/17)|
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