Career Highlights: A 2009 All-American in the 10,000 meters three-time NCAA Cross Country Championships competitor 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in 10,000 meters 2009 and 2010 All-Big Ten Second Team as 10,000-meter runner-up 2006, 2008 and 2009 All-Midwest Region honoree in cross country All-Big Ten Second Team in cross country in 2008 was the Minnesota record holder in the indoor 5,000 meters (16:20.12), now second ranks third in Gopher history in the 10,000 meters (33:42.52), fifth in the outdoor 5,000 meters (16:23.94) and sixth in indoor 3,000 meters (9:31.04).
2010 Season - Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters placed fourth in the 3,000 meters (9:31.35) and fifth in the 5,000 meters (16:30.09) at the Big Ten Championships clocked a career-best time of 9:31.04 in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invitational posted season-best time of 16:25.12 in 5,000 meters at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Competed in the NCAA Preliminary Meet in 10,000 meters placed 15th in a time of 35:02.07 All-Big Ten Second Team the Conference runner-up in the 10,000 meters (34:04.29) placed third in Mt. SAC 10K with a season-best time of 33:59.70 won 5,000 meters at CCU Shamrock Invitational with a season-best time of 16:42.74 a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third varsity letter.
2009 Season - Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a school-record time of 16:20.12 first broke the record with a time of 16;26.82 at Iowa State Clasic ran top time of 9:34.46 in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: All-America placed 10th in the 10,000 meters (34:24.11) All-Big Ten Second Team the Conference runner-up in the 10,000 meters (34:57.82) added a sixth-place finish in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 16:25.94, the fifth-fastest time in Gopher history ran a career-best time of 33:42.52 in 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays, the second-best time in Minnesota history an Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2008 Season - Indoor: Placed 10th the 5,000 meters (15:56.71) at the Big Ten Championships. Outdoor: Placed seventh in the 5,000 meters (17:18.19) at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships an NCAA Championships provisional qualifier in the 10,000 meters placed seventh in the 10,000m (34:57.21) at the Big Ten meet, the fourth-best time in school history recorded her career-best 5,000m time (16:51.85) at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational Academic All-Big Ten varsity letterwinner.
2007 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Cross Country: Four-time letterwinner competed in three NCAA Championships 2006, 2008 2009 All-Midwest Region honoree earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors helping Gophers to 2008 team title the team's Blue Collar Award recipient as a freshman three-time Academic All-Big Ten.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Palatine High School high school coach was Steve Currins three-time all-state honoree in cross country Illinois Class AA runner-up as a junior fourth as a sophomore and sixth as a senior team was second in 2003 and third in 2005 2004 Mid-Suburban League medalist three-time state champion in the 3,200 meters five-time conference champion earned four letters in both cross country and track National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1987 education major daughter of Paul and Lori Laskowske has two younger brothers, Tom and Andrew enjoys skiing, hiking and biking.
Spagnola Takes 11th at USATF Outdoors
6/23/2018 - W. Track & Field
University of Minnesota alumna Emma Spagnola placed 11th in the 400m hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday.
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.