Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday
Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota in the 5K race Saturday morning
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|
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
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.