Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Friday evening
Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota on Friday afternoon
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
Take a look back at the Gopher women's cross country team's 2015 season
Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Emily Castanias.
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran six races • placed 12th on the team at the Oz Memorial (24:20.1) and the Griak Invitational (24:17.1) • led the Gophers in fourth overall at the Blugold Invitational in a season-best 22:35.9 • placed sixth on the team and 43rd overall in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (23:13.5) • finished 42nd overall and ninth among females at Jack’s Run (23:47.2) • placed third on the team and seventh overall at Rocky’s Run (24:12.6).
2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Chanhassen High School • six-time letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • four-time All-Missota Conference runner • five-time cross country state meet participant • finished 35th at the 2013 Minnesota Class AA state cross country championship to help Chanhassen to a fourth-place team finish • two-time track & field state meet participant • state champion in the 3,200m in a Chanhassen school record 10:26 at the 2014 Minnesota Class AA State Championship • placed 10th at the Minnesota Class AA State Championship in the 4x800m relay as both a junior and a senior • holds Chanhassen school records in the 800m (2:17.80), 1,600m (4:56.59), 3,200m and 4x800m relay • five-time letterwinner in Nordic skiing • National Honor Society member • finished with 4.0 grade point average.
Personal: Born May 23, 1996 • daughter of Paul and Tamara Castanias • has two older sisters, Christine and Jennifer • enjoys painting, drawing and baking • intends to major in engineering.
Alama Hopes to Seize Opportunity
Redshirt sophomore Courtney Alama is set to make her Big Ten cross country debut for the Gophers this Sunday.
Traffic Advisory: B1G Championships on Sunday
Please plan ahead and consider the best options for inbound driving routes and parking this Sunday for events on the St. Paul campus.
Eastman Earns B1G Weekly Honors
The Big Ten Conference honors Molly Eastman after she won the individual crown at Jack's Twilight Run last Friday.