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
Minnesota had 10 top-10 finishes at the Janis Rider Invitational Saturday
Erin Hawkins ran a career-best 24.14 in the 200m to move into second among all-time Gopher sprinters
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.
Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015
Gopher Women's Track & Field Macalester Invitational April 25th, 2015.
Photos of track and field student athlete Sarah Klecker.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran six races • ran a career-best 5:12.99 to place seventh in the mile at the St. Thomas Showcase • ran a career-best 10:16.26 to place fifth in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Invite • finished 20th in the 5,000m in a season-best 18:49.64 at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • ran a career-best 4:41.15 to place eighth in the 1,500m at the Tommie Twilight • finished fourth in the 3,000m in a career-best 10:17.84 at the Janis Rider Invitational • placed seventh in a season-best 18:32.49 in the 5,000m at the Holst Invitational.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran four races • ran season-best times of 5:21.33 in the mile, 10:56.75 in the 3,000m and 18:39.24 in the 5,000m.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races, including two appearances in both the 1,500m and the 5,000m • ran a season-best 4:54.05 in the 1,500m at the Tommie Twilight • ran a season-best 18:27.10 for ninth place in the 5,000m at the Eagle Open • placed fifth in the 3,000m in 10:36.87 at the Janis Rider Invite.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Hopkins High School • earned all-state honors in track & field and all-conference honors in cross country in 2009 • part of a Lake Conference champion team as a freshman.
Personal: Born May 4, 1995 • major is apparel design with a minor in product design • daughter of Barney and Janis Klecker • has two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, and three brothers, John, Joe and James • father Barney ran cross country and track at UW-Stout and mother Janis ran cross country for the Gophers • brother John runs cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary runs cross country and track at Augsburg College, and brother Joe runs cross country and track at the University of Colorado • enjoys drawing, painting, yoga, and playing with her dogs.
|Klecker's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||5:12.99||St. Thomas Showcase (2/12/16)|
|3,000m||10:16.26||Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)|
|5,000m||18:39.24||Jack Johnson (1/30-31/15)|
|Klecker's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:41.15||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|3,000m||10:17.84||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||18:27.10||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
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.