Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning
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
2017 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 6K time of 21:47.3 as the fifth Gopher in 10th overall at Jack’s Run • finished among the top seven attached Gophers at five meets, including finishing as the second Gopher in 20th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invite (22:55.19).
2016 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in three meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:25.8 to place 13th at Jack’s Run • made official collegiate debut at the Tori Neubauer Invite, placing second on the team and 17th overall in 23:20.53.
2015 • Freshman Season: Ran unattached at four races.
High School: A 2015 graduate of McFarland High School where she ran for coaches Bruce Fischer and Andrew Garvey • four-year track & field letterwinner • two-year letterwinner in both swimming and cross country • helped McFarland HS to Rock Valley Conference titles on the track in 2012 and 2014 and in cross country in 2014 • placed 62nd overall and 36th in the team standings as a senior at the 2014 WIAA Division 2 Cross Country Championships in 20:31.40 to help McFarland to a runner-up team finish • four-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship participant in the 4x800m relay (2013, 2015) and 3,200m (2013, 2014) • finished seventh in the 4x800m relay at the state championship as a senior • placed eighth in the 3,200m run in 11:02.09 at the 2014 state meet as a junior • took seventh in the 3,200m (11:09.41) and ran on McFarland's 10th-place 4x800m relay team as a sophomore • owns personal bests of 2:22 for 800m, 4:37 for 1,500m, 5:11 for 1,600m and 11:02 for 3,200m • holds McFarland HS record in the 800m (2:22) • received team’s Most Valuable Player, Team Spirit Award, Most Improved and Tough as Nails awards • placed 17th in the 1,500m in 5:01 at the 2012 Junior Olympic Championships in Baltimore, Md. • Rock Valley Conference all-academic top-10 honoree • ran for the Eastside Sharks Track & Field Club.
Personal: Born October 29, 1996 • daughter of Leslie Smith and Bryan Smith • has one brother, Jordan, who was a decathlete on the track & field team at Marquette University • given name is Allyson • genetics and cell biology major with a Spanish minor • enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano and saxophone, water sports and swimming • National Torch and Laurel Society Honors Program member, four-time Academic Excellence Service Award recipient, 2015 WIAA Scholar Athlete nominee • National Honor Society president.
'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.