The Gophers opened the season by hosting the Minnesota Open on Saturday
The Gophers cross country and track & field student-athlete is featured in this year's Faces of the Big Ten campaign
Seven Gophers will lead the Minnesota women's track & field team in the 2017 season
Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I
Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign
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
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 (2016 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Mile||4:42.24 (AT-6th)||Big Tens (2/27/16)|
|3,000m||9:21.81 (AT-4th)||ISU Classic (2/12/16)|
|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)|
USATF Minnesota Honors Three Gophers
Three individuals with Gopher ties are among USATF Minnesota's 2016 award recipients.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kat Keller
Catch up with Gophers sprinter Kat Keller as the Gophers prepare for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.
Bingle Previews Border Battle Dual
Director of women's track & field and cross country Matt Bingle checks in with the media as the Gophers prepare for this week's dual meet.