Maria Eastman
Maria  Eastman


Victoria, Minn.

High School:
Holy Family Catholic HS

Last College:
University of Iowa



Gophers Host 2017 Home Finale

Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning


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


2017 • Sophomore Season: Redshirted the 2017 cross country season, racing unattached at five meets.

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.


Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

6/12/2018 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota was one of 15 NCAA Division I women's programs honored by the USTFCCCA in this year's Program of the Year standings.

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/29/2018 - W. Cross Country

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Temi Ogunrinde, Kiley Sabin, Lindsey Smits, Madeline Strandemo, Derek Wiebke and Alec Basten. All six are now eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-Ame...

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

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.

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