Abby Kargol
Abby  Kargol

RS Sophomore

Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South HS


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Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite

Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning


Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


Gophers Take Second at IU Open

Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota in the 5K race Saturday morning


2016 W Cross Country Banquet

Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.


Gopher Women Run B1G Championships

Gophers take 4th


2017 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a season-best 6K time of 23:29.5 as the seventh Gopher in 50th overall at the Blugold Invite • ran a season-best 5K time of 19:51.5 as the 12th Gopher in 57th overall at the season-opening Indiana Open.

2016 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top nine Gophers at all six meets with four top-five finishes • recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:42.1 at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite as the fourth Gopher • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:43.0 as the fifth Gopher at the Notre Dame Invitational • made Big Ten Championships debut as the fourth Gopher in 41st place overall (22:19.3) • finished seventh on the team in 105th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional (21:57.8).

2015 • Freshman Season: Ran unattached at six races.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Downers Grove South High School where she ran for coaches Douglas Plunkett and Kathleen Meeks • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time Illinois Class 3A state cross country championship participant, including a ninth-place team finish as a junior in 2013 • three-time All-West Suburban Gold Conference honoree in cross country • team captain as a senior • three-time Illinois Class 3A state track & field championship participant in the 3,200m • six-time All-West Suburban Gold Conference honoree on the track in the 1,600m and the 3,200m in 2013, 2014 and 2015 • all-state honoree in the 3,200m as a junior, placing fifth in 10:50.04 at the state meet in 2014 • owns personal best times of 10:45.53 for 3,200m, 5:14.22 for 1,600m and 2:26.9 for 800m all set in 2015 • holds Downers Grove South HS records in the indoor 3,200m (11:03.72) and outdoor 3,200m (10:45.53) • participated in club gymnastics for seven years.

Personal: Born November 7, 1996 • daughter of Jeff and Ann Marie Kargol • given name is Abigail • has two siblings, Zack and Cassie • biochemistry major • enjoys writing poetry • National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member • graduated in top two percent of high school class • honor roll student.

Kargol's Postseason Appearances
Year Big Tens Midwest Regional NCAA Championship
2015 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt
2016 41st, 22:19.3 105th, 21:57.8 DNC


'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

Gophers to Host Summer Camps

Gophers to Host Summer Camps

2/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

Registration is now open for the 2018 Minnesota Track & Field and Cross Country youth camps on July 15-19, 2018.

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

12/11/2017 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.

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