Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the BearCat Open hosted by St. Thomas at Concordia St. Paul Wednesday
Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night
The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening
Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at the Hamline Invitational Saturday
Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays
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.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:26.25), mile (5:07.37), and 3,000m (9:57.83).
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • recorded a career-best time of 4:38.10 in the 1,500m at the Hamline Invite • won the 5,000m in a career-best 17:23.54 at the Hamline Twilight • won the 5,000m at the BearCat Twilight in 17:32.49.
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 (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:26.25||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|Mile||5:07.37||Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)|
|3,000m||9:57.83||Iowa State Classic (2/10/17)|
|5,000m||18:39.24||Jack Johnson Classic (1/30-31/15)|
|Klecker's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|1,500m||4:38.10||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|3,000m||10:17.84||Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)|
|5,000m||17:23.54||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
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