Bit Klecker
Bit  Klecker


Hopkins, Minn.

High School:
Hopkins HS



Gophers Host 2017 Home Finale

Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning


Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


2017 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2017 cross country season, racing unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2017 graduate of Hopkins High School where she ran for coach Mike Harris • cross country and track & field letterwinner for the Royals • three-time all-conference and two-time all-section honoree in cross country • three-time Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship individual qualifier who placed 101st as a senior (20:28.9 for 5K), took 67th as a junior (19:28.5 for 5K), and came in 124th as a freshman (16:00.2 for 4K) • two-time all-conference, three-time all-section, and 2015 all-state honoree in track & field • 2015 Lake Conference champion in the 1600m • ranks second in school history in the 1600m (2015) and 3200m (2017) • placed eighth in the 1,600m (5:02.18) at the 2015 Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship as a sophomore • ran on Hopkins' fifth-place 4x800m relay team at the state meet as a freshman in 2014.

Personal: Born August 9, 1998 • daughter of Janis and Barney Klecker • has five siblings, Mary, John, Sarah, Joe, and James • full name is Elizabeth Ruth Klecker • intends to study graphic design • father Barney ran cross country and track at UW-Stout and mother Janis ran cross country for the Gophers • joins older sister Sarah in competing for the Gophers • brother John ran cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary ran cross country and track at Augsburg College, and brother Joe runs cross country and track at the University of Colorado • enjoys film and digital photography • graduated high school with academic honors.


Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

6/12/2018 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota was one of 15 NCAA Division I women's programs honored by the USTFCCCA in this year's Program of the Year standings.

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/29/2018 - W. Cross Country

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Temi Ogunrinde, Kiley Sabin, Lindsey Smits, Madeline Strandemo, Derek Wiebke and Alec Basten. All six are now eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-Ame...

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

5/8/2018 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo enters this week's Big Ten Championship as the B1G defending champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.

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