Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning
Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening
2017-18 • Fifth Year: Joined the Gophers as a graduate student completing a Master’s degree in English after completing her undergraduate degree at Yale University where she was a four-year member of both the track & field and cross country teams • ran four races • ran a career-best 6K time of 23:10.6 as the 13th Gopher in 25th overall at Jack’s Run
2016-17 • Senior Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • ran at seven meets during the indoor track & field season • placed sixth in the 4x800m relay and earned All-East honors at the ECAC Championships • finished as runners-up in the 4x800m relay at the Ivy League Championships • clocked season-best times of 2:12.73 in the 800m and 2:58.80 in the 1000m • ran the 800m at two outdoor meets.
2015-16 • Junior Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • ran at five meets during the indoor track & field season, clocking season-best times of 2:14.73 for 800m and 2:59.89 for 1000m • ran at six meets during the outdoor season, including posting season-best times of 1:02.38 in the 400m, 2:12.98 in the 800m, and 4:48.87 in the 1500m • ran on fourth-place 4x800m relay at Penn Relays.
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Ran at two cross country meets during the fall, clocking a 3K time of 10:53.1 at the CCSU Mini Meet and a 5K time of 19:33.7 at the NEICAAA Championship • competed at six meets during the indoor track & field season, running season-best times of 2:15.30 in the 800m and 3:04.74 in the 1000m • ran at three meets during the outdoor season, posting a season-best time of 2:19.78 in the 800m.
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Did not compete during the cross country season • competed at eight meets during the indoor track & field season, including finishing as 4x800m runners-up at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships • clocked season-best times of 2:13.25 in the 800m and 2:57.82 in the 1000m • did not compete during the outdoor season.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Lakeland Union High School where she ran for coaches Rick Goff and Gary Kmicek • a three-sport athlete who earned four letters each in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track & field • four-time all-conference, three-time all-section, and two-time honorable mention all-state in cross country • three-time Great Northern Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year • three-time academic all-state honoree in cross country • four-time all-conference, four-time all-section, and two-time all-state honoree in track & field • two-time Great Northern Conference Track & Field Runner of the Year • helped Lakeland Union to three Great Northern Conference track & field team championships as a sophomore, junior, and senior • 11-time Great Northern Conference champion, winning four 800m titles, three 1600m titles, and four 3200m titles • four-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship qualifier in both the 800m and 1600m, winning back-to-back state titles in the 1600m as a junior (4:56.96) and senior (5:02.17) after placing sixth as a sophomore and seventh as a freshman • recorded four top-18 finishes in the 800m at the state meet, including taking seventh as a senior (2:16.51) • held Lakeland Union school records indoors in the 400m, 800m, 1000m, and 1600m and outdoors in the 800m and 1600m • two-time 1600m state champion • ran seventh-fastest 800m (2:11.34) in Wisconsin high school girls’ history • placed 13th in the 800m at the 2013 USATF Junior Championships • won individual and team state titles in Nordic skiing in 2013.
Personal: Born March 15, 1995 • daughter of Kevin and Joanne FitzPatrick • has two siblings, Mack and Kav • completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University • mother Joanne played basketball and softball at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh • father Kevin ran cross country and track & field at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse • enjoys cross country skiing, reading, and eating ice cream.
'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.