Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning
Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday
Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday
Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota in the 5K race Saturday morning
Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.
Gophers take 4th
Roy Griak Cross Crounty Invite
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2015 Griak Invitational
Women's CC photos of Madeline Strandemo
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named team co-captain • named All-Midwest Region, All-Big Ten Second Team, USTFCCCA All-Academic, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in seven meets this season, leading the Gophers at four of six team meets and finishing among the team’s top three at all meets • ended the season ranked seventh on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (20:23.7) • recorded a personal best 20:23.7 at the NCAA Midwest Regional to lead the Gophers and place seventh overall • represented Minnesota at the NCAA Championship as an individual at-large qualifier, placing 51st out of 250 runners with a time of 20:31.5 • placed eighth as the top Gopher at the B1G Championship and earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors • ran a career-best 5K time of 16:45.7 to place 18th overall and lead Minnesota at the Notre Dame Invitational.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran seven races • finished third on the team and 147th overall in 21:11.5 at the NCAA Championship • placed 34th overall as the fourth Gopher in 21:15.2 at the NCAA Midwest Regional • ran a career-best 20:41.3 as the fourth Gopher in 20th overall at the Big Ten Championship • finished third on the team at both the Greater Louisville Classic 5K (17:30.46) and the Griak Invitational (22:27.4), where she was 33rd overall • finished fourth on the team at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (20:54.1) and the season-opening Oz Memorial (22:42.2).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • made her Gopher debut as the second Gopher and ninth finisher overall at the Oz Memorial 6K (23:18.5) • finished ninth on the team and 27th overall at the BYU Autumn Classic three-mile in 19:03.4 • finished 11th on the team in 23:52.5 at the Griak Invitational • placed 22nd overall and finished 12th for Minnesota at the SDSU Classic 5K in 18:53.81 • finished third for the Gophers in the open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 22:19 for 57th overall • led the Gophers and placed second overall at Jack's Run in a career-best 22:10.1 • named an alternate for the Big Ten Championships, NCAA Midwest Regional and NCAA Championships.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Fargo South High School • high school coaches were Mike Merritt and Troy Thorson • an all-state cross country performer, finishing third in 2012 • on the track, won the 800m (2:17.34) at the 2013 North Dakota Division A state meet and finished sixth in the 1,600m and the 4x400m relay • 2013 Eastern Dakota Conference champion in the 1,600m • five-time letterwinner in cross country and track • four-year letterwinner in basketball • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born July 12, 1995 • daughter of Guy and Kimberly Strandemo • has three siblings, Thomas, Sarah, and William • majoring in Marketing and Mandarin Chinese • nickname is Maddie • enjoys coffee shops, farmers markets, and going out to eat.
|Strandemo's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
|2015||20th, 20:41.3||34th, 21:15.2||147th, 21:11.5|
|2016||8th, 21:10.2||7th, 20:23.7||51st, 20:31.5|
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 18
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday
The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.
Gophers to Host Jack's Run
Join members of the Gopher women's cross country team at Jack's Twilight Run, an open six kilometer race, on Friday.