Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship
Members of the Gophers women's track & field team competed locally at the Holst Invitational Saturday
As part of its three-meet weekend, the Gophers had a group competing locally at St. Thomas Friday night
Minnesota won all 12 events in which the team competed at the local meet Friday evening
The Gophers opened the season by hosting the Minnesota Open on Saturday
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at four meets.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at two meets.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Eagan High School where she competed for coach Rob Graham • five-year track & field letterwinner who also earned three letters in soccer • six-time all-state honoree and four-year All-South Suburban Conference honoree • 12-time Minnesota Class AA State Championship qualifier • seven-time state meet finalist, including a runner-up finish in the 4x400m relay as a junior and third-place finishes in the 200m as both a freshman and junior • placed in the top nine in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA State meet to help Eagan to a fourth-place team finish • seven-time section champion in 100m (2014), 200m (2013, 2014), 400m (2013, 2014), and 4x400m relay (2015, 2016) • 10-time South Suburban Conference champion in 100m (2013, 2014, 2015), 200m (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), 400m (2013, 2015), and 4x400m relay (2016) • owns high school personal bests of 7.88 in the 60m (2014), 12.09 in the 100m (2013, AAU), 24.49 in the 200m (2-13, AAU), 56.15 in the 400m (2015, USATF) with a 55.5 4x400m relay split (2016) • named Eagan’s 2012 Rookie of the Year, 2012 Young Wildcat award recipient, four-time Sprinter of the Year, three-time MVP, and 2016 team captain • holds Eagan school records for 100m (12.22), 200m (24.80), 400m (56.16), and 4x400m relay (3:53.29) • competed at AAU and USATF National meets for North Star United Track Club from 2005-2010 • competed at AAU National and USATF National meets for Track MN Elite Track Club in 2011, 2013, and 2015, earning four AAU All-American awards, finishing as 4x100m relay national champions at AAU nationals in 2013, and earning USATF All-American honors once • competed for Track MN Elite Track Club from 2011-2016 • named USATF Female Athlete of the Year for Minnesota USATF in 2009 • named 2013 MVP of Track MN AAU.
Personal: Born November 27, 1997 • daughter of Brant and Chris Gourley • has one sibling, Jake • intends to major in kinesiology • was high school teammates with current Gophers Danielle Anderson and Emerald Egwim • enjoys going on vacation, spending time with friends, and swimming • honor roll student.
|Gourley's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|60m||7.79 (UA)||Minnesota Open (1/14/17)|
|400m||58.29 (UA)||UST Showcase (2/10/17)|
|Gourley's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|100m||12.68 (UA)||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
|200m||26.65 (UA)||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
|400m||57.74 (UA)||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
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.
Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship
6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field
Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.