Temi Ogunrinde won the hammer throw and Cami Gilson finished third in the pole vault to lead the Gophers on day one
Minnesota's 4x1600m relay team placed sixth and Emily Betz took eighth in the 10,000m Thursday night
Members of the Gophers women's track & field team competed locally at the Holst Invitational Saturday
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays
Photos of track and field student athlete Molly Eastman.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • ran career-best times in the mile (5:07.07), 3,000m (10:02.30), and 5,000m (17:30.27).
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races, including three appearances in the 10,000m • made Big Ten debut, placing 26th in the 10,000m (37:32.77) • recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:40.92) at the Holst Invitational, 5,000m (17:28.66) at the Hamline Twilight, and 10,000m (36:17.09) at the Drake Relays.
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 (2017 Final)|
|Mile||5:07.07||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|3,000m||10:02.30||ISU Classic (2/10/17)|
|5,000m||17:30.27||Meyo Invite (2/3/17)|
|Eastman's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|1,500m||4:40.92||Holst Invitational (4/22/17)|
|3,000m||10:25.16||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:28.66||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
|10,000m||36:17.09||Drake Relays (4/27/17)|
Walking on to Greatness: Temi Ogunrinde
Temi Ogunrinde came to the University of Minnesota as a sprinter and ended the 2017 season as the Big Ten hammer throw champion.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Lindsey Smits
Lindsey Smits reflects on her breakthrough season, during which she took over three seconds off her 400m hurdles time.
Gopher Trio Races Internationally
Titania Markland, Kimberly Golding, and Emerald Egwim competed for their respective countries over the weekend.