Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning
Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Friday evening
Naomi Ollila, Ally Smith, and Sarah Klecker earned top-20 individual finishes at the Tori Neubauer Invitational
Madeline Strandemo, Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, Bailey Ness, and Danielle Anderson made up the top five in the 5K race
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran in six meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 24:22.5 in 25th place at Jack’s Run.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran three races • ran a career-best 24:25.81 as the 13th Gopher in 110th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • placed 13th on the team at the Blugold Invitational (25:14.4) • finished as the 23rd female finisher at Jack’s Run (26:17.0).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Did not compete.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Brookfield East High School • a member of Brookfield East's school record-holding 4x800m relay team that earned a state meet berth in 2010 • Greater Metro Conference indoor two-mile champion in 2010 • also a triathlete and a standout swimmer.
Personal: Born January 23, 1995 • plans to major in math with an emphasis in actuarial science • daughter of Leslie and Jon Werking • has an older sister, Evelyn, and younger twin sisters, Sarah and Rachel • enjoys biking and spending time with her family • also is a lifeguard and swim instructor.
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Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.