Minnesota wins its first Drake Relays title since 2013
Minnesota posted all-time top-10 marks in the hammer throw, 3,000m steeple chase, and 400m run Friday
Minnesota will compete at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., this Friday and Saturday
Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday
Minnesota will face national competition at UCLA and also compete locally at the Hamline Invite this weekend
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 (2015 Final)|
|Mile||4:59.51||Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)|
|3,000m||10:07.52||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Strandemo's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:18.72||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
|1,500m||4:41.39||Musco Twilight (5/2/15)|
|3,000m steeplechase||10:46.28||Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m
Minnesota takes home the 4x1600m relay to win its first Drake Relays title since 2013
Four-Meet Week Ahead for Gophers
Minnesota will compete at Simpson College, Drake, Kansas, and Macalester this week.
Gophers Set Six Program Top-10 Marks
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday.