Ashley Ramacher, Taylor Wiebke, and alum Jamie Cheever competed on days two and three of the USATF Outdoor Junior and Senior Championships
Three current Gophers and four University of Minnesota alumnae are set to compete in Sacramento, Calif., this week
The USTFCCCA handed out the 2017 All-American awards following the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship
Madeline Strandemo placed ninth in the 3,000m steeplechase in her first NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship appearance Saturday
Madeline Strandemo earned her place in Saturday's 3,000m steeplechase NCAA final on Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
2017 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at six meets • cleared an indoor career-best 1.79m (5-10.50) to place third at the Big Ten Championship and move into a tie for second among all-time Gopher high jumpers • won high jump at the Minnesota Open and Parents Day Invite • never placed lower than third.
2017 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in high jump at seven meets • NCAA Championship qualifier, tying for 21st in her NCAA debut (1.73m, 5-08.00) • tied for seventh at the NCAA West Prelim to advance to the NCAA Championship, clearing 1.79m (5-10.50) on her third attempt to punch her ticket to the NCAA Championship • tied for seventh (1.70m, 5-07.00) at the Big Ten Championship • cleared a career-best 1.85m (6-00.75) to win high jump at the Longhorn Invite and break Minnesota’s outdoor program record • won high jump at three meets • qualified for the USATF Senior Championships but did not clear the opening height of 1.80m (5-10.75).
2016 Season - Indoor: Competed in high jump at five meets • placed sixth in high jump at the Big Ten Championship with a collegiate-best mark of 1.78m (5-10.00) • finished the season tied for third among all-time indoor Gopher high jumpers.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree • competed in high jump at five meets • cleared an outdoor career-best 1.71m (5-07.25) twice, first to tie for eighth at the Virginia Challenge and again to tie for 11th at the Big Ten Championship.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Kasson-Mantorville High School where she competed for coaches Eric Myran, Pete Wyttenbach, and Travis Robertson • three-sport athlete at Kasson-Mantorville who lettered in track & field, basketball, and volleyball • all-state honoree in 2014 • four-time All-Hiawatha Valley League honoree • three-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship qualifier in high jump, placing fifth as a freshman and second as a sophomore before winning the state title as a junior (5-9) • Hiawatha Valley League champion in high jump as a junior and senior • holds Kasson-Mantorville school records in high jump (5-11) and long jump (18-0.50) • set the MSHSL record in the high jump (5-11) at the true team state meet as a junior • named Rochester Athlete of the Year finalist and Minnesota MileSplit Athlete of the Year nominee • tied for ninth in high jump at the 2015 USATF Junior National Championships.
Personal: Born June 2, 1997 • daughter of Dale Wiebke and Vicki Wiebke • has an older brother, Derek, and a younger sister, Tiana • brother Derek is a member of the Gopher men’s track & field and cross country teams • father Dale played basketball at Winona State • high school teammates with current Gopher Taylor Mikkalson • Journalism major • enjoys listening to music and going to concerts, traveling, animals, spending time with family and friends, and trying new things • high honors student in high school.
|Wiebke's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|High Jump||1.79m, 5-10.50 (AT-T2nd)||Big Ten Championship (2/25/17)|
|Wiebke's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|High Jump||1.85m, 6-00.75 (AT-1st)||Longhorn Invite (4/29/17)|
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott
Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.