Minnesota won 10 event titles to edge host Kansas for the team title at the KU Relays Quadrangular Saturday
Madeline Strandemo finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Ocean State Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Kimberly Golding won the 100m hurdles to lead the Gophers on day two at the Sun Angel Classic
Madeline Strandemo is this week's Big Ten Conference Track Athlete of the Week after her performance at the Raleigh Relays
Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.
Photos of women's track & field athlete Madeline Strandemo
2017 Season - Indoor: Named First Team All-Big Ten honoree after winning the mile (4:41.88) at the Big Ten Championship, where she also placed sixth in the 3,000m (9:18.02) • named team co-captain • ran eight races, winning four of them • ran the second-ranked times in program history in both the mile and the 3,000m • placed eighth in the mile in a career-best 4:38.88 at the Meyo Invite • finished sixth in the 3,000m in a career-best 9:17.54 at the Iowa State Classic • won both the 800m (career-best 2:12.66) and the mile (4:53.28) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races • ran a career-best 4:42.24 in the mile to place third at the Big Ten Championship and move into sixth in Minnesota history • ran the 1,600m leg of the distance medley relay at Big Tens, placing third in 11:13.28 to rank sixth in Minnesota history • finished seventh in the 3,000m in a career-best 9:21.81 at the ISU Classic to move into fourth in Minnesota history • ran a career-best 17:02.30 as the 5,000m runner-up at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named All-Big Ten Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • finished as B1G runner-up in the 3,000m steeplechase • ran 12 races • scored a team-high 14 points at the Big Ten Championship, finishing second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:09.78), third in the 1,500m (4:22.50), and 10th in the 5,000m (16:50.62) at Big Tens • placed 13th in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:15.11) at the NCAA West Prelim • ran a career-best 10:03.52 to place third in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge • ended the season ranked second in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:03.52) and eighth in the 1,500m (4:22.50) among all-time Gophers • anchored the first-place 4x1600m relay at Drake Relays, running 19:21.71 to rank eighth in program history • anchored the third-place distance medley relay at Drake Relays, running 11:24.25 to rank sixth in program history • ran on the first-place 4x800m relay (8:47.62) and 4x1500m relay (18:18.65) teams at the Raleigh Relays.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • ran a season-best 4:59.51 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic • placed 19th in the mile (5:00.27) at the Big Ten championship • ran a season-best 10:07.52 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran eight races • ran a season-best 2:18.72 in the 800m at the Jaguar Challenge • placed 11th in the 1,500m in a season-best 4:41.39 at the Musco Twilight • ran the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships and placed 25th in 4:43.84 • finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Eagle Open in a season-best 10:46.28.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Fargo South High School • high school coaches were Mike Merritt and Troy Thorson • an all-state cross country performer, finishing third in 2012 • on the track, won the 800m (2:17.34) at the 2013 North Dakota Division A state meet and finished sixth in the 1,600m and the 4x400m relay • 2013 Eastern Dakota Conference champion in the 1,600m • five-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field • four-year letterwinner in basketball • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born July 12, 1995 • daughter of Guy and Kimberly Strandemo • has three siblings, Thomas, Sarah and William • majoring in Marketing and Mandarin Chinese • nickname is Maddie • enjoys water sports, including water-skiing and wakeboarding.
|Strandemo's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|800m||2:12.66||Minnesota Open (1/21/17)|
|Mile||4:38.88 (AT-2nd)||Meyo Invitational (2/4/17)|
|3,000m||9:17.54 (AT-2nd)||Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)|
|5,000m||17:02.30||Minnesota Open (1/16/16)|
|Strandemo's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|800m||2:18.72||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|1,500m||4:22.50 (AT-8th)||Big Tens (5/15/16)|
|5,000m||16:50.62||Big Tens (5/15/16)|
|3,000m steeplechase||10:03.52 (AT-2nd)||Virginia Challenge (4/22/16)|
Distance Gophers Open Competition at Drake
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night.
Gopher Hurdlers Enjoy Unique Bond
Minnesota's top two hurdlers in program history are teammates and competitors, but their friendship comes first.
Esser Earns B1G Weekly Honors
The B1G leader in the discus, Agnes Esser is this week's Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week.