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
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
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).
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 (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 to Split Squad at Four Meets
Minnesota will compete at Simpson College, Drake, Texas, and Macalester this week.
Gophers Add Five More for 2017-18
Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.
Gophers in the Media: April 24
Catch up on the best of Golden Gopher women's track & field in social media over the last week.