Kaila Urick placed second in the 3,000m steeple chase to lead the Gophers Saturday
Minnesota will compete at Hamline, Drake, UC San Diego and Macalester this week
Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday
Eight Gophers recorded career-best times in the 800m and mile at the Iowa State Classic
Minnesota wrapped up action at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational Saturday
2015 Season – Indoor: Ran five races • ran a career-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 career-best 10:07.52 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invitational.
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 • intends to major in marketing and international business with a minor in Mandarin Chinese • nickname is Maddie • enjoys water sports, including water-skiing and wakeboarding.--