Minnesota posted all-time top-10 marks in the hammer throw, 3,000m steeple chase, and 400m run Friday
Minnesota will face national competition at UCLA and also compete locally at the Hamline Invite this weekend
Minnesota won the 4x800m relay and the 4x1500m relay at the Raleigh Relays Saturday
Madeline Strandemo placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Ally McSherry was sixth in the 1,500-meter run to lead Minnesota
Titania Markland and Jess Lehman won titles to lead Minnesota at the Big Ten indoor meet
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran six races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:11.33) and the mile (5:00.77) • placed 13th in the 800m (2:11.33) at the Big Ten championship • ran her career-best mile (5:00.77) and ran the 1,200m leg of the sixth-place distance medley relay (11:43.49) at the Meyo Invitational.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran nine races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:10.39) and the 1,500m (4:33.92) • placed 15th in the 800m in a career-best 2:10.39 at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:33.92 at the Jaguar Challenge • ran on the sixth-place 4x800m relay (8:43.18) at Drake Relays to rank eighth in program history • ran on distance medley relay (11:38.41) at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Ran eight races and recorded career-best times in the 800m (2:19.00), 1,000m (2:57.09) and mile (5:02.24) • finished ninth in the 800m (2:19.00) at Northwest Open • won the 1,000m (2:57.09) at Parents Day Open • clocked a career-best mile time of 5:02.24 at Iowa State Classic • ran on the first-place 4x400m relay (4:06.55) at UW-River Falls Invite.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran six races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:14.74) and 1,500m (4:39.01) • finished second in the 800m (2:14.74) at Meet of the Unsaintly • ran the 800m at UW-La Crosse (2:14.94) and Carleton Relays (2:16.98) • finished ninth in the 1,500m (4:39.01) at Spec Towns Invitational • placed second in the 1,500m (4:40.24) at Grand View Viking Classic • ran on the second-place 4x400m relay (4:02.67) at Carleton Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Ran her season-best mile time of 5:12.63 at the Iowa State Classic • finished fifth in the mile at the Bison Classic.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Ran season-best 1,500m time of 4:45.34 at Musco Twilight.
2012 Season: Redshirted the 2011 cross country season and the 2012 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2011 graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School • high school coaches were Dean Knetter and Troy Nelson • four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field • four-time first team all-conference honoree • MVP honors • team captain as a senior • member of the WDHS and Central Wisconsin Wave Makers swim teams • holds the school record in 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x400m and 4x800m • received Scholar Athlete Award.
Personal: Born June 23, 1993 • completed her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and enrolled in a Master's of Education program • daughter of Tom and Catherine Swatek • mother was an All-American in track at UW-Stevens Point • has one sister named Allie • enjoys summer, swimming, being outside and playing sports.
|Swatek's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:11.33||Big Ten Championship (2/27/15)|
|1,000m||2:57.09||Parents Day Open (2/22/14)|
|Mile||5:00.77||Meyo Invitational (2/6-7/15)|
|Swatek's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|800m||2:10.39||Big Ten Championship (5/16/15)|
|1,500m||4:33.92||Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)|
Gophers Win Drake Relays 4x1600m
Minnesota takes home the 4x1600m relay to win its first Drake Relays title since 2013
Four-Meet Week Ahead for Gophers
Minnesota will compete at Simpson College, Drake, Kansas, and Macalester this week.
Gophers Set Six Program Top-10 Marks
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday.