Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship
Ellen Snyder won the individual crown to lead the Gophers to the team title at the Blugold Invitational
Madeline Strandemo, Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, Bailey Ness, and Danielle Anderson made up the top five in the 5K race
Molly Eastman, Nicole Heitzman and Delaney Sinnen led the Gophers at the Tori Neubauer Invitational Saturday afternoon
No. 23 Minnesota will race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Tori Neubauer Invitational this week
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran in three meets this season • won the individual title and led the team to a first-place finish at the Blugold Invite, clocking a career-best 6K time of 22:34.3.
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran three races • ran a career-best 23:41.02 as the eighth Gopher in 62nd overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished 18th on the team at the Griak Invitational (25:26.5) • made collegiate debut as the 21st Gopher at the season-opening Oz Memorial (25:49.9).
2014 • Freshman Season: Did not compete.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Hudson High School • four-time cross country letterwinner • three-time Wisconsin Division 1 cross country state meet qualifier • three-time all-conference and academic all-state honoree in cross country • placed third as a senior and fourth as a junior at Big Rivers Conference cross country championship • 2012 Nike Cross Heartland Regional Championship qualifier • named to top-50 all-time "Wall of Honor" at University of Wisconsin Camp of Champions for cross country • 2013 and 2012 regional and sectional qualifier in the 3,200m in track & field • placed 19th in the 4x800m relay at the Wisconsin Division 1 track & field state championship as a junior.
Personal: Born January 19, 1996 • daughter of Scott Snyder and Colleen O'Connell • father, Scott, played college basketball at Bethany College and University of Wisconsin • play the piano and violin and has taken voice lessons • enjoys cross country skiing and traveling • major is retail merchandising.
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