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
The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening
Gophers redshirt freshman Abby Lange reflects on her transition to collegiate running, including making her Big Ten debut
Photos of track & field studnet-athlete Abby Lange.
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.
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.
Gophers to Host Jack's Run
Join members of the Gopher women's cross country team at Jack's Twilight Run, an open six kilometer race, on Friday.
Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.