The Gophers competed on day two of the Iowa State Classic on Saturday afternoon
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
Minnesota won 82-80 over Wisconsin in the third-annual dual meet between the border rivals Saturday afternoon
The Gophers opened the season by hosting the Minnesota Open on Saturday
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran nine races • won the 600m in a career-best 1:35.19 at the Parents Day Invite • ran a career-best 2:14.64 in the 800m at the ISU Classic • anchored the first-place 4x400m relay (3:53.74) at the Minnesota Open.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran eight races • placed third in the 800m in a career-best 2:14.22 at the Tommie Twilight • ran a career-best 59.90 to place sixth in the 400m at the Holst Invitational • ran a career-best 4:46.52 in the 1,500m and led off the first-place 4x800m relay (8:47.62) at the Raleigh Relays • ran the third leg of the third-place 4x800m relay team at Drake Relays, finishing in 8:41.30 for the seventh-fastest time in program history.
2015 Season: Competed unattached during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Westfield Area High School • named 2011 USA Track & Field All-American • four-time All-South Central Conference honoree and 12-time conference champion in track & field • seven-time state qualifier with six top-10 finishes • placed third in both the 1,600m and 3,200m at the 2011 Wisconsin Division 2 state track & field championships as a freshman • finished 10th in the state in the 800m as a junior and took eighth in the 1,600m and 10th in both the 400m and 800m as a senior • holds Westfield Area school records in 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m • also a four-year letterwinner in basketball in high school • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born February 14, 1996 • daughter of Jayson and Melissa Peschel • has one younger brother, Parker • enjoys working out, running, reading and swimming • intends to major in kinesiology and exercise science.
|Peschel's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|600m||1:35.19||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|800m||2:14.64||Iowa State Classic (2/13/16)|
|Mile||5:31.90 (UA)||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|Peschel's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|400m||59.90||Holst Invitational (4/16/16)|
|800m||2:14.22||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|1,500m||4:46.52||Raleigh Relays (3/25/16)|
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