Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota at the national meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota
Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
2017 • Sophomore Season: Ran eight races • began the season by racing unattached at two meets, placing seventh at the Oz Memorial and 84th overall at the Griak • ran a career-best 6K time of 20:56.7 as the top Gopher and overall runner-up at Jack's Run • finished sixth on the team at the Big Ten Championship (21:43.5), NCAA Midwest Regional (21:19.84), and NCAA Championship (21:46.40) • finished second on the team and 29th overall in the open race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite • made season debut in uniform at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K, finishing 11th on the team and 146th overall in a season-best 18:16.23 for 5K.
2016 • Freshman Season: Ran in six meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:12.5 at Jack’s Run to finish ninth overall as the seventh Gopher • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:34.4 as the runner-up in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational • served as an alternate at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
High School: A 2016 graduate of Urbandale High School where she competed for coaches Dan Davis, Brooke Schupbach, and Randy Hutchison • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field also earned two letters in basketball • three-time All-Central Iowa Conference and all-state honoree in cross country • earned back-to-back top-five finishes at the Iowa Class 4A State Cross Country Championship, finishing fourth as a senior and fifth as a junior in 2014 • led Urbandale to the 2015 IHSAA Girls Cross Country Class 4A State Championship team title, the school's first in girls cross country • owns high school cross country personal bests of 14:33.90 for 4K (2014) and 18:14.90 for 5K (2015) • on the track, was a two-time All-Central Iowa Conference and all-state honoree • All-Central Iowa Conference champion in the 4x800m relay as a senior • 10-time state qualifier for the IHSAA Girls Track & Field 4A State Championship competing in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 4x800m relay, and distance medley relay • earned five top-three state meet finishes • won the 4x800m relay (9:09.90), placed third in the 3,000m (9:45.72) and 1,500m (4:33.42), and took seventh in the 800m (2:15.54) at the 2016 IHSAA Girls Track & Field 4A State Championship as a senior • finished 10th in the 3,000m at the state meet as a junior • won the 4x800m relay state title, earned a state runner-up finish in the distance medley relay, took sixth in the 1,500m, and finished seventh in the 800m at the state championship as a sophomore to help Urbandale to the team state title • took 14th in the state in the 4x800m relay as a freshman • owns high school personal bests of 2:15.18 in the 800m (2014), 4:29.37 in the 1,500m (2016), 4:49.68 in the mile (2016), and 9:45.72 in the 3,000m (2016) • has held Urbandale school records in the 3,000m, 800m, 4x800m relay, and distance medley relay.
Personal: Born June 12, 1997 • daughter of Jay and Tami Prescott • has two siblings, Drew and Quinn • intends to major in kinesiology • mother Tami ran cross country and track & field at Iowa State • father Jay played basketball at Westmar College • brother Drew ran cross country and track & field at Creighton University, and brother Quinn was a member of the track & field team at the University of Northwestern St. Paul • National Honor Society member and honor roll student in high school.
|Prescott's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
|2017||54th, 21:43.5||60th, 21:19.84||214th, 21:46.40|
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.
Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys
5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country
The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.
'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.