Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota will face national competition at UCLA and also compete locally at the Hamline Invite this weekend
Minnesota won the 4x800m relay and the 4x1500m relay at the Raleigh Relays Saturday
Madeline Strandemo placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Ally McSherry was sixth in the 1,500-meter run to lead Minnesota
Bolade Jinadu, Paige Peschel, Kiley Sabin, and Lyndsey Thorpe won their respective events at the Parents Day Invite Saturday
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 (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:16.97 (UA)||St. Thomas (2/13/15)|
|Mile||5:31.90 (UA)||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|Peschel's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:16.42 (UA)||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
|1,500m||4:56.58 (UA)||Janis Rider Invitational (4/25/15)|
Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week
The Minnesota women's track & field team competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday.
Gophers Earn Five Top-Three Finishes
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday.
Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m
Minnesota takes home the 4x1600m relay to win its first Drake Relays title since 2013