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
Allie Heifort won the shot put and the weight throw to lead the Gophers Friday evening
Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom
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 Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.