Maria Eastman
Maria  Eastman


Victoria, Minn.

High School:
Holy Family Catholic HS

Last College:
University of Iowa




No. 10 Gophers Back in Action

Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship


2018 Season – Indoor: Ran five races unattached.

2016-17 - Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at the University of Iowa • ran five races during the cross country season, posting collegiate best times for 3K at the Hawkeye Invite (11:09.2), 5K at the Illinois State Invite (19:22.93), and 6K at the Regional Preview (24:10.8) • competed at five meets during the indoor track & field season, clocking season-best times of 3:10.96 in the 1,000m, 5:26.40 in the mile, and 10:39.21 in the 3,000m • did not compete during the outdoor track & field season.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School where she ran for coaches Rob Economy and Kyle Economy • competed in cross country and track & field and spent one season on the Nordic ski team as a freshman • five-time all-conference honoree, four-time all-section honoree, and two-time Team MVP in cross country • two-year team captain • five-time Minnesota State Cross Country Championship qualifier, competing two years at the Class AA state meet as an eighth grader (15:47 for 4K in 95th place) and freshman (15:06 for 4K in 46th place) and three years at the Class A state meet as a sophomore (15:35 for 4K in 27th place), junior (15:28 for 4K in 21st place), and senior (20:20 for 5K in 51st place) • helped team to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Minnesota Class A State Championship • team section champions as a sophomore • five-time all-section, four-time all-conference, and three-time all-state honoree in track & field • four-time Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship qualifier with three appearances in the 4x800m relay and one in the 3200m • placed 11th in the 3200m in 11:48 at the 2016 Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship as a senior • finished fifth in the 4x800m relay at the state meet as a sophomore and junior after a state runner-up finish as a freshman • four-time Wright County Conference champion, winning the 4x800m in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and winning the two mile in 2016 • team section champions as a junior • named Team MVP in track & field • holds Holy Family school record in the 4x800m relay • four-year academic gold all-state honoree in both cross country and track & field.

Personal: Born Oct. 28, 1997 • daughter of Patrick and Lee Anne Eastman • has one sister, Molly • mother, Lee Anne, competed in cross country and track & field and the University of Minnesota Duluth • intends to study Spanish and journalism • enjoys mission trips, reading, and practicing speaking Spanish.

Eastman's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,000m 3:10.96 Before Minnesota (2017)
Mile 5:17.81 (UA) UST Showcase (2/9/18)
3,000m 10:31.04 (UA) Parents Day Invite (2/17/18)
5,000m 18:29.44 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/27/18)
Eastman's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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