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
Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2015 Griak Invitational
Gopher women take first in Oz Memorial run
Photos of women's cross country student-athlete Courtney Alama.
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • finished among the top-10 Gophers in each meet • recorded a personal-best 6K time of 21:38.5 at Jack’s Run, finishing second overall • ran a career-best 5K time of 18:07.6 at the Notre Dame Invitational • made B1G Championship debut, placing 83rd overall and ninth on the team in 23:13.6 • served as an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional • ended the season ranked 47th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:38.5).
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran four races • ran season-best 22:51.7 as the fifth Gopher in 12th place overall at the Oz Memorial • placed 81st overall as the seventh Gopher at the Griak Invitational (23:09.3) • finished as the ninth Gopher at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (18:11.92) • placed 28th overall and second among female finishers at Jack’s Run (23:11.1).
2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Annandale High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • finished fifth in 14:56.3 at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship to lead Annandale to the team state title • helped team to state runner-up finishes in 2012 and 2011 • five-time all-state honoree and six-time all-conference honoree in cross country • named St. Cloud Times all-area runner in cross country • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in track & field • finished ninth in 3,200m and 14th in 1,600m at Minnesota Class A state championship as a junior • holds Annandale school records in 1,600m and 3,200m • academic all-state honoree.
Personal: Born June 14, 1996 • daughter of Haley Kammer and Colin Alama • has four older siblings, Bryant, Victoria, Carolyn and Colleen • enjoys traveling, swimming, and animals • psychology major with hopes of continuing education to become a physical therapist.
|Alma's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
Track and Field Stadium Breaks Ground
New outdoor track and field stadium nestled in among existing facilities on the East Bank campus will give the University its first competition-level outdoor facility in nearly 15 years
Gophers Preview Jack's Run
Volunteer assistant coach Nick Larson discusses Jack's Twilight Run this Friday at Les Bolstad Course.
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.