Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday
Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday
The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota in the 5K race Saturday morning
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2017 Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Course (photos by Craig Lassig).
2016 • Freshman Season: Competed unattached at five meets.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Ballard High School in Huxley, Iowa, where she competed for coaches Scott Barth, Marian Kohut, Mike Carr, and Jenna Nosekabel • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • earned four top-eight finishes at the Iowa High School Cross Country 3A State Championship, including a runner-up finish as a junior in 2014 (14:55 for 4K), fifth-place finishes in both 2013 (15:02 for 4K) and 2015 (19:20 for 5K), and an eighth-place showing as a freshman in 2012 (15:01 for 4K) • led Ballard to a fifth-place team finish at the state championship as a junior in 2014 and took 14th as a team as a senior in 2015 • four-time Raccoon River Conference champion in cross country • owns high school cross country personal bests of 14:35 for 4K (2013) and 18:40 for 5K (2015) • nine-time state meet qualifier on the track, competing in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m and collecting six top-five finishes • won the 3,000m (10:08.29), was runner-up in the 1,500m (4:41.27), and took third in the 800m (2:15.42) to lead Ballard to a seventh-place team finish at the 2016 Iowa High School Track & Field 3A State Championship • placed third in the 800m (2:16) and seventh in the 1,500m (4:50) at the state championship as a junior in 2015 • took fifth in both the 800m and 1,500m at the state meet as a sophomore in 2014 • finished sixth in the 1,500m and 11th at the state meet as a freshman in 2013 • eight-time Raccoon River Conference champion in track & field, earning three titles in both the 800m and 1,500m • holds Ballard HS records in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m • owns high school personal bests of 2:15.4 in the 800m, 4:40 in the 1,500m, 5:07 in the mile, and 10:08 in the 3,000m, all set in 2016.
Personal: Born June 24, 1998 • daughter of Marian Kohut and David Jackson • has two siblings, Luke and Noah • intends to major in Neuroscience and Spanish • mother Marian ran one year collegiate cross country and track & field at the University of Chicago • father David ran four years of collegiate cross country and track & field at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point • was valedictorian of her class at Ballard High School • National Merit Finalist, National Honor Society member, and honor roll student • competed in figure skating for eight years and participated in band and chorus during high school.
Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.
Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.