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
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.
Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.
Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday.
Freshman Friday: Molly Roach
Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.