Maria Eastman
Maria  Eastman


Victoria, Minn.

High School:
Holy Family Catholic HS

Last College:
University of Iowa



Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


2016-17 • Freshman Season: Began collegiate career at the University of Iowa • ran five races during the cross country season, posting collegiate best times for 3K at the Hawkeye Invite (11:09.2), 5K at the Illinois State Invite (19:22.93), and 6K at the Regional Preview (24:10.8) • competed at five meets during the indoor track & field season, clocking season-best times of 3:10.96 in the 1,000m, 5:26.40 in the mile, and 10:39.21 in the 3,000m • did not compete during the outdoor track & field season.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School where she ran for coaches Rob Economy and Kyle Economy • competed in cross country and track & field and spent one season on the Nordic ski team as a freshman • five-time all-conference honoree, four-time all-section honoree, and two-time Team MVP in cross country • two-year team captain • five-time Minnesota State Cross Country Championship qualifier, competing two years at the Class AA state meet as an eighth grader (15:47 for 4K in 95th place) and freshman (15:06 for 4K in 46th place) and three years at the Class A state meet as a sophomore (15:35 for 4K in 27th place), junior (15:28 for 4K in 21st place), and senior (20:20 for 5K in 51st place) • helped team to a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Minnesota Class A State Championship • team section champions as a sophomore • five-time all-section, four-time all-conference, and three-time all-state honoree in track & field • four-time Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship qualifier with three appearances in the 4x800m relay and one in the 3200m • placed 11th in the 3200m in 11:48 at the 2016 Minnesota Class A State Track & Field Championship as a senior • finished fifth in the 4x800m relay at the state meet as a sophomore and junior after a state runner-up finish as a freshman • four-time Wright County Conference champion, winning the 4x800m in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and winning the two mile in 2016 • team section champions as a junior • named Team MVP in track & field • holds Holy Family school record in the 4x800m relay • four-year academic gold all-state honoree in both cross country and track & field.

Personal: Born Oct. 28, 1997 • daughter of Patrick and Lee Anne Eastman • has one sister, Molly • mother, Lee Anne, competed in cross country and track & field and the University of Minnesota Duluth • intends to study Spanish and journalism • enjoys mission trips, reading, and practicing speaking Spanish.


Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite


Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.

Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite


Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday.

Freshman Friday: Molly Roach


Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.

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