Sarah Klecker
Sarah  Klecker

RS Senior

Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Hopkins HS




Gophers Win 13 Titles at Concordia

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the BearCat Open hosted by St. Thomas at Concordia St. Paul Wednesday


Gophers Earn Two Titles at Simpson College

Members of Minnesota's distance corps raced at the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College Friday night


Minnesota Wins 11 Titles at Hamline

The Gophers competed locally at the Hamline Women's Twilight meet on Wednesday evening


Gophers Compete Locally at HU

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at the Hamline Invitational Saturday


Gophers Kick Off Raleigh Relays

Madeline Strandemo won the 3,000m steeplechase in a meet record time to lead the Gophers on day one at the Raleigh Relays


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.


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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 • double major in apparel design and art 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 ran cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary ran cross country and track at Augsburg College, and brother Joe runs cross country and track at the University of Colorado • Gopher teammates with sister Bit • enjoys drawing, painting, yoga, and playing with her dogs.

Klecker's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
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)


Freshman Friday: Tate Sweeney


Rookie Tate Sweeney shares how she first got into running, her goals for the season, and how she chose Minnesota.

Gophers Name 2018 Captains


Madeline Strandemo, Temi Ogunrinde, Titania Markland, and Emma Spagnola will captain the Gophers this season.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Ally Smith


Get to know redshirt sophomore Ally Smith before the Gophers host the Griak Invitational next week.

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