Sarah Werking
Sarah  Werking

RS Freshman

Elm Grove, Wis.

High School:
Brookfield East HS




No. 10 Gophers Back in Action

Minnesota will once again split the team at multiple competitions this week in the team's final tune-up before the Big Ten Championship


2018 Season - Indoor: Ran five races with appearances in the mile and 3,000m • ran a season-best 5:27.75 in the mile at the UST Showcase • ran a season-best 10:45.01 in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Invite.

2018 Season - Outdoor: Named Academic All-Big Ten • ran four races • ran a career-best 18:46.44 in the 5,000m at the Tommie Twilight.

2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at four meets.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Brookfield East High School where she competed for coaches Shannon Dierks, Heather Minton, and Kimberly Leupold • four-year letterwinner in track & field and cross country • four-time WIAA Cross Country Division 1 State Championship runner in cross country, helping Brookfield East to a sixth-place team finish as a senior in 40th place (19:46.95) for 5K • raced at the Nike Heartland Regional in 2014 and 2015 and the Footlocker Regional in 2013 • four-time All-Greater Metro Conference honoree in cross country, earning first team honors in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and second team honors in 2015 • all-area honorable mention in cross country in 2012 • academic all-state honoree in cross country in 2015 • holds Brookfield East HS record in the 5K (19:39.26) • has personal bests of 14:52 for 4K (2012) and 19:15 for 5K (2015) • named cross country team MVP in 2014 and track & field team captain in 2016 • on the track, a two-time WIAA Track & Field Division 1 State Championships qualifier, placing 11th in the 4x400m relay (4:02.46) as a senior and 18th in the 4x800m relay (9:47.66) as a sophomore • two-time All-Greater Metro Conference second team honoree for the distance medley relay in 2015 and 2016 • academic all-state honoree in track & field in 2016 • owns high school personal bests on the track of 64.43 for 400m (2016), 2:27 for 800m (2016), 5:20.84 for 1,600m (2016), 5:20.90 for the mile (2016), and 11:48.12 for 3,200m (2016).

Personal: Born February 26, 1998 • daughter of Jon and Leslie Werking • has three siblings, Rachel, Laura, and Evie • joins sister Laura on the Gopher women’s track & field and cross country teams • Electrical Engineering major • enjoys doodling and swimming • National Honors Society honors graduate, 4.0 medallion winner, and a scholar athlete during high school • swam competitively with Elmbrook Swim Club.

Werking's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:29.25 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)
Mile 5:15.82 (UA) Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)
3,000m 10:43.77 (UA) St. Thomas Showcase (2/10/17)
Werking's Outdoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:21.84 (UA) Holst Invitational (4/22/17)
1,500m 4:54.97 (UA) Hamline Invite (4/1/17)
3,000m 10:43.78 (UA) Janis Rider Invite (4/29/17)
5,000m 18:46.44 Tommie Twilight (5/2/18)


Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

Quartet Headed to Jamaican Championship

6/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Titania Markland, Nayoka Clunis, Ayesha Champagnie, and Shanique Wright are slated to compete in Jamaica this week.

Strandemo, Spagnola Set for USA Championship

Strandemo, Spagnola Set for USA Championship

6/19/2018 - W. Track & Field

Madeline Strandemo and Emma Spagnola are set to compete at the USA Track & Field Senior Outdoor Championships this week.

Ramacher Named B1G Freshman of the Year

Ramacher Named B1G Freshman of the Year

6/13/2018 - W. Track & Field

Gophers redshirt freshman Ashley Ramacher has been named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year.

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