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
05.13.17 Women's Track at Big Tens
Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.
Minnesota wins Border Battle
Gophers host Minnesota Open Meet
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.
2018 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at six meets and made one appearance in triple jump • cleared a season-best 1.79m (5-10.50) for first place at the Power Five Invite and again to tie for first place at the Iowa State Classic • tied for fourth in high jump (1.75m, 5-08.75) at the Big Ten Championship • was high jump runner-up and recorded a mark of 10.99m (36-00.75) to place fourth in triple jump at The Dual.
2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American in high jump • named Academic All-Big Ten • competed in high jump at seven meets • NCAA Championship qualifier in high jump, tying for 12th (1.73m, 5-08.00) • advanced to the NCAA Championship after tying for ninth in high jump (1.80m, 5-10.75) at the NCAA West Prelim • cleared a career-best 1.82m (5-11.50) to place third at the Big Ten Championship • ended the season tied for third in high jump (1.82m, 5-11.50) among all-time Gophers.
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at six meets and made one appearance in triple jump • recorded a season-best high jump mark of 1.79m (5-10.50) as runner-up at the Music City Challenge • took fifth in high jump (1.76m, 5-09.25) at Big Ten Championship • won high jump at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual and Jack Johnson Classic.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in high jump at six meets and made one appearance in triple jump • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in high jump, tying for 32nd at 1.69m (5-06.50) • finished sixth in high jump at the Big Ten Championship, clearing 1.78m (5-10.00) • cleared a season-best 1.79m (5-10.50) to finish as runner-up at the Longhorn Invite • recorded a mark of 10.67m (35-00.25) in the triple jump to place seventh at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular.
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at five meets and triple jump at one meet • recorded a season-best jump of 1.79m (5-10.50) to win high jump at the Minnesota Open • won high jump at the Jack Johnson Classic (1.78m, 5-10.00) • placed eighth in high jump at the Big Ten Championship (1.74m, 5-08.50) • recorded a career-best mark of 11.17m (36-07.75) as triple jump runner-up at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • NCAA qualifier in high jump • tied for 17th in high jump (1.73m, 5-08.00) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to NCAA Championship by tying for first place in high jump at the NCAA West Prelim, recording an outdoor career-best leap of 1.80m (5-10.75) to move into second among all-time Gophers • competed in high jump at six meets and set four outdoor career-best marks • placed seventh in high jump (1.76m, 5-09.25) at the Big Ten Championship • won high jump at the Sun Angel Classic (1.75m, 5-08.75).
2015 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at five meets and triple jump at one meet • won high jump in a Minnesota program record leap of 1.80m (5-10.75) in her collegiate debut at the season-opening Minnesota Open • placed 13th in high jump (1.68m) at the Big Ten Championship • won high jump and placed third in triple jump at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed in high jump at nine meets • recorded an outdoor collegiate-best mark of 1.73m (5-08.00) to place fifth at the Triton Invitational and move into a tie for eighth among all-time outdoor Gopher high jumpers • tied for 13th in jump jump (1.68m, 5-06.00) at the Big Ten Championships • won high jump at four meets • ended the season ranked ninth all-time among outdoor high jumpers.
High School: Named the best athlete of the class of 2014 at Salpausselka High School • competed for the Lahden Ahkera track club • had personal bests of 1.85m in the high jump, 11.03m in the triple jump and 11.99m in the shot put • a member of the Finnish Youth National Team • placed 10th in the high jump at the European Athletics Junior Championships in July 2013 • cleared 1.79m to place 10th in Group A at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1995 • daughter of Harri Tuuri and Tuija Tuuri • completing her Bachelor of Design in Architecture • played basketball for one year in high school.
|Tuuri's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|High Jump||1.80m, 5-10.75 (AT-1st)||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|Triple Jump||11.17m, 36-07.75||Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)|
|Tuuri's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|High Jump||1.82m, 5-11.50 (AT-T3rd)||Big Ten Championship (5/12/18)|
|Triple Jump||10.67m, 35-00.25||Kansas Relays Quadrangular (4/22/17)|
Strandemo, Spagnola Set for USA Championship
6/19/2018 - W. Track & Field
Madeline Strandemo and Emma Spagnola are set to compete at the USA Track & Field Senior Outdoor Championships this week.
Ramacher Named B1G Freshman of the Year
6/13/2018 - W. Track & Field
Gophers redshirt freshman Ashley Ramacher has been named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year.
Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race
6/12/2018 - W. Track & Field
Minnesota was one of 15 NCAA Division I women's programs honored by the USTFCCCA in this year's Program of the Year standings.