Sarah Klecker
Sarah  Klecker

RS Junior

Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Hopkins HS




PRs Abound at ISU Classic

As part of its three-meet weekend, a number of Gophers are competing at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday


Running to the Runway

Gophers distance runner Sarah Klecker designed a running-inspired clothing line for her senior capstone project in the College of Design


Minnesota Wins 10 Events at UST

Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight


Gophers Wrap Up Four-Meet Week

Minnesota competed at Drake, Kansas, and Macalester on Saturday


Heifort Wins Two Titles at UST Invite

Allie Heifort won the shot put and the weight throw to lead the Gophers Friday evening


W. Track Parents Day Open February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Parents Day Invite on February 21, 2015.


W.Track Concordia April 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Concordia Invitational on April 18th, 2015


W.Track Macalester April 2015

Gopher Women's Track & Field Macalester Invitational April 25th, 2015.


Sarah Klecker

Photos of track and field student athlete Sarah Klecker.

Photo Gallery

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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kimberly Golding

2/23/2017 catches up with senior hurdler Kimberly Golding as the Gophers head to the B1G Championship.

Bingle Previews Indoor Big Tens


Director of women's track & field/cross country Matt Bingle looks ahead to this week's Big Ten Championship.

Black History Month: Shani (Marks) Johnson


In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.

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