Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening
Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday
Photos of track & field studnet-athlete Abby Lange.
2017 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 6K time of 22:14.5 as the seventh Gopher in 14th overall at Jack’s Run • led the Gophers in 11th overall at the Blugold Invite (22:34.5) • placed 77th overall as the sixth Gopher in the open race at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invite (23:03.4).
2016 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in three meets • made collegiate debut at the Tori Neubauer Invitational, finishing 30th overall and fourth on the team in 23:37.48 • recorded a career-best 6K time of 23:10.0 at Jack’s Run.
2015 • Freshman Season: Did not compete.
High School: A 2015 graduate of Stillwater High School where she ran for coach Dawn Podolske • four-time letterwinner and 2014-15 captain in both cross country and track & field • two-time Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship individual qualifier, placing 27th as a sophomore and 98th as a junior • academic all-state honoree as a sophomore in 2012 • two-time Cross Country All-American at USATF Junior Olympics • three-time Suburban East Conference champion and all-conference honoree in cross country in 2011, 2012, and 2013 • has a personal-best time of 14:37 in the 4K • named Track & Field All-American in the 1,600m at the 2010 Hershey Track & Field Games • two-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant in the 4x800m relay, placing third as a senior and 15th as a freshman • named all-state in 2015 and All-Suburban East Conference honoree in 2011 in track & field • holds Stillwater school record in the 4x800m relay at 9:21 • owns high school personal-best times of 2:20 in the 800m, 5:16 in the mile, and 11:34 in the 3,200m • member of CORK (Central Oregon Running Klub) from 2007-10 • Nordic skiing letterwinner as a freshman.
Personal: Born May 27, 1997 • daughter of Nicole Lange and Douglas Lange • has three siblings, Jack, Tanner, and Connor • physiology major • mother Nicole played college soccer at UW-Green Bay from 1990-92 • enjoys reading, painting, being outdoors, hiking, camping, canoeing, being on the lake, volunteering, and traveling • ‘A’ Honor Roll member, academic letterwinner, AP Scholar with Honors, and top 10% honoree.
'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
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
12/11/2017 - W. Cross Country
Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.