Abby Kargol
Abby  Kargol

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Downers Grove, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South HS

Birthdate:
11/07/1996

Experience:
1 Letter


10/14/2017

Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite

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

09/29/2017

Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

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

09/23/2017

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

09/08/2017

Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

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

09/02/2017

Gophers Take Second at IU Open

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

12/12/2016

2016 W Cross Country Banquet

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

10/30/2016

Gopher Women Run B1G Championships

Gophers take 4th

PRONUNCIATION:



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
2017 DNC DNC DNC

MORE HEADLINES

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.

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics

12/6/2017 - W. Cross Country

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

11/25/2017 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota wrapped up the 2017 cross country season with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

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