Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota at the national meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota
Three Gophers earned All-Big Ten honors at the Big Ten Conference Championship Sunday
Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship
Gophers take 4th
Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Bailey Ness.
Photos from the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championship hosted by the University of Iowa. Photos by Walt Middleton.
2017 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • ran seven races • ended the season ranked 36th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:14.23) • placed among the top five Gophers at all seven races, including taking fourth on the team at six meets • ran a career-best 6K time of 21:14.23 as the fifth Gopher in 51st place overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:27.49 as the fourth Gopher in 46th place overall at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K • finished fourth on the team in 195th place overall at the NCAA Championship (21:32.56) • placed 30th overall as the fourth Gopher at the Big Ten Championship (21:15.1).
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among Minnesota’s top eight runners at all six meets, including four top-five finishes • ran a season-best 6K time of 21:20.6 as the fourth Gopher in 52nd place overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional • ran a season-best 5K time of 17:56.5 at the Notre Dame Invitational • placed 42nd overall as the fifth Gopher at the Big Ten Championship (22:20.7) • ended the season ranked 36th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:20.6).
2015 • Sophomore Season: Ran unattached at four races.
2014 • Freshman Season: Ran six races • finished as the overall runner-up at the Oz Memorial, racing unattached (22:32.7) • made her Gopher debut at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile, finishing 16th overall and seventh on the team in 18:43.6 • finished fourth on the team at the Griak Invitational in 22:25.2 • finished sixth for the Gophers and eighth overall at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:14.54 • led the Gophers in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, running a season-best 21:40 for 22nd place overall • finished eighth for Minnesota at the Big Ten Championships in 22:07.8 for 86th overall • named an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.
High School: A 2014 graduate of East Ridge High School • 11-time letterwinner in cross country (six) and track & field (five) • two-time all-state and five-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in cross country • finished 21st at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to lead East Ridge to a state runner-up team finish • 2013 and 2011 Suburban East Conference cross country champion • two-time Minnesota Class AA state track & field championship participant in the 4x800m relay, taking 14th as a junior and fourth as a senior • three-time All-Suburban East Conference honoree in track & field • 2011 Suburban East Conference champion in the 3,200m • holds East Ridge school records in the 4K (13:58), mile (5:13), two-mile (10:57), and 4x800m relay (9:22) • placed 37th at 2013 Nike Cross Nationals in 18:15.3 • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 12, 1996 • daughter of Laura and Lloyd Ness • has one older brother, Ryan, who ran cross country and track at Minnesota State • father ran cross country and track at Minnesota from 1980-82 • major is retail merchandising • high school teammates with current Gopher teammates Emily Betz and Olivia Hummel.
|Ness's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
|2016||42nd, 22:20.7||52nd, 21:20.6||DNC|
|2017||30th, 21:15.1||51st, 21:14.23||195th, 21:32.56|
'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.