Minnesota remains in the lead after the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championship
Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
Kimberly Golding won the 100m hurdles to lead the Gophers on day two at the Sun Angel Classic
Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Raleigh Relays with a pair of third-place finishes in the 800m and 4x800m relay on Saturday
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran eight races • ran on Minnesota’s eighth-place 4x800m relay (11:28.58) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 1:34.99 in the 600m at the Meyo Invite • ran a career-best 2:12.99 in the 800m at the Iowa State Classic.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran 10 races • placed 25th in the 800m (2:14.00) at the Big Ten Championship • ran a career-best 2:11.94 to place third in the 800m at the BearCat Twilight • ran a career-best 4:40.61 in the 1,500m and led off third-place 4x800m relay (9:01.41) at the Raleigh Relays.
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 • major is Kinesiology.
|Peschel's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|600m||1:34.99||Meyo Invite (2/3/17)|
|800m||2:12.99||Iowa State Classic (2/11/17)|
|Mile||5:31.90 (UA)||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|Peschel's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|400m||59.90||Holst Invitational (4/16/16)|
|800m||2:11.94||BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)|
|1,500m||4:40.61||Raleigh Relays (3/24/17)|
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