As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday
Madeline Strandemo ran the second-fastest mile in program history to lead Minnesota on day two at the Meyo Invite
Minnesota competed on day one of the Meyo Invitational on the road at Notre Dame Friday night
Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight
Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday
Photos of track and field student athlete Molly Eastman.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including clocking career-best times in the mile (5:13.34), 3,000m (10:19.85), and 5000m (18:28.79).
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • won the 5,000m (17:45.71) at the Tommie Twilight • recorded a career-best 10:25.16 in the 3,000m run at the Janis Rider Invitational.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School • four-time state qualifier in cross country, including a 12th-place finish at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference cross country runner • three-time state qualifier, including two appearances in the 4x800m relay with a state runner-up finish at the 2014 Minnesota Class A state track & field championship in a Holy Family school record 9:32.16 • took seventh in the 3,200m at the state meet as a freshman • two-time all-state honoree and four-time all-conference honoree on the track • academic all-state honoree in both cross country and track & field • also a four-year letterwinner and team captain in Nordic skiing in high school.
Personal: Born May 4, 1996 • daughter of Patrick and Lee Anne Eastman • has one younger sister, Maria • mother, Lee Anne, competed in cross country and track & field and the University of Minnesota Duluth • enjoys cooking, Nordic skiing and horseback riding • majoring in food science.
|Eastman's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||5:13.34||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|3,000m||10:19.85||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|5,000m||18:28.79||Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)|
|Eastman's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:50.16 (UA)||Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)|
|3,000m||10:25.16||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:45.71||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
Gophers Win Seven Events at Home
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