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
2017 • Sophomore Season: Named All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten Second Team • ran seven races • ended the season ranked sixth on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (20:16.9) • placed among the top three Gophers at all seven meets, including leading the team at three meets • ran a career-best 6K time of 20:16.9 as the third Gopher in 25th overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite • ran a career-best 5K time of 16:46.63 as the first Gopher in sixth overall at the Greater Louisville Classic • led Minnesota in 70th place overall at the NCAA Championship (20:29.32) • finished third on the team in seventh place overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional (20:20.98) • finished third on the team in 10th place overall at the Big Ten Championship (20:34.4) • led Minnesota at the season-opening Indiana Open 5K in fourth place overall (17:46.5).
2016 • Freshman Season: Named All-Midwest Region and USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • competed in six meets this season, finishing among the top four Gophers at all six meets • recorded a career-best 6K time of 20:32.6 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, placing 12th overall and third on the team to earn all-region honors • led the Gophers at the Roy Griak Invitational in 21st place overall (22:21.4) • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:01.3 to place 40th at the Notre Dame Invitational • finished second on the team at both Notre Dame and Wisconsin • made Big Ten Championship debut, placing 20th overall and third on the team in 21:41.5 • finished the season with the second-fastest 6K time ever by a Gophers freshman (20:32.6) • ended the season tied for 12th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (20:32.6).
High School: A 2016 graduate of Alexandria Area High School where she ran for coaches Mark Nelson, Travis Hochhalter, and Meghan Orgeman-Crumb • five-time letterwinner in cross country and six-time letterwinner in track & field • five-time all-state and All-Central Lakes Conference honoree in cross country • earned three All-American awards at Nike Cross Nationals in 2013, 2014, and 2015 • earned four top-three finishes at the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship, winning individual state titles as a senior (17:32 for 5K) and sophomore (13:53 for 4K) and finishing second as a junior (13:44 for 4K) and third as a freshman (14:05 for 4K) • Central Lakes Conference champion in 2012 and 2015 • named Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year • owns high school cross country personal best of 17:06 for 5K (2014) • on the track, was a four-time All-Central Lakes Conference honoree (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), three-time Central Lakes Conference champion in the 1,600m (2015, 2016) and 3,200m (2015), and three-year all-state honoree (2014, 2015, 2016) • six-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship qualifier, winning back-to-back 1,600m titles as a junior (4:47) and senior (4:46) and also placing third in the 1,600m as a sophomore (4:53) • took third in the 3,200m along with her 1,600m title as a senior to help lead Alexandria to the 2016 state title • won the Minnesota Class AA state title in the 3,200m run (10:26) as a junior in 2015 after placing third as a sophomore (10:31) in 2014 • owns high school track & field personal bests of 10:26 for 3,200m (2015), 4:46 for 1,600m (2016), 4:24 for 1,500m (2016), and 2:14 for 800m • has held Alexandria program records for 5K in cross country and 800m and 1,600m on the track.
Personal: Born September 9, 1997 • daughter of Doug and Nancy Hasz • has a twin sister, Megan, and an older sister Kelsey • intends to major in kinesiology • enjoys baking and reading • high school teammates with former Gopher Jamie Piepenburg.
|B. Hasz's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
|2016||20th, 21:41.5||12th, 20:32.6||DNC|
|2017||10th, 20:34.4||7th, 20:20.98||70th, 20:29.32|
'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.