Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota at the national meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead Minnesota
Three Gophers earned All-Big Ten honors at the Big Ten Conference Championship Sunday
Minnesota placed second in the team standings behind Madeline Strandemo's individual runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship
2017 • Sophomore Season: Named All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten First Team • ran seven races • ended the season ranked fourth on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (20:16.0) • placed among the top three Gophers at all seven meets, including leading the team at the NCAA Midwest Regional • ran a career-best 6K time of 20:16.0 as the second Gopher in 23rd overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite • ran a career-best 5K time of 16:48.81 as the third Gopher in eighth overall at the Greater Louisville Classic • finished second on the team and 74th overall at the NCAA Championship (20:31.01) • led Minnesota and placed fifth overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional (20:18.76) • finished second on the team in fifth place overall at the Big Ten Championship (20:23.5).
2016 • Freshman Season: Named All-Midwest Region, All-Big Ten Second Team, and USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree • ran in six meets this season, finishing among the top three Gophers at all six meets • recorded a career-best 6K time of 20:27.7 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing ninth overall and second on the team to earn all-region honors • earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors after placing 11th overall as the second Gopher in 21:24.9 at the B1G Championship • ran a career-best 5K time of 17:01.5 to place 42nd overall and third on the team at the Notre Dame Invitational • led the Gophers in 28th place overall at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (20:44.0) • finished the season with the fastest 6K time ever by a Gophers freshman (20:27.7) • ended the season ranked 10th on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (20:27.7).
High School: A 2016 graduate of Alexandria Area High School where she ran for coaches Mark Nelson, Travis Hochhalter, and Meghan Orgeman-Crumb • five-time letterwinner in cross country and six-time letterwinner in track & field • five-time all-state and All-Central Lakes Conference honoree in cross country • earned four top-six finishes at the Minnesota Class AA State Cross Country Championship, placing second as a senior (17:39 for 5K), first as a junior (13:40 for 4K), second as a sophomore (14:13 for 4K), and sixth as a freshman (14:14 for 4K) • Central Lakes Conference champion in 2013 and 2014 • earned All-American honors at 2014 Nike Cross Nationals, finishing fifth in 17:40 • named Minnesota Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year • owns high school cross country personal bests of 13:40 for 4K (2014) and 17:17 for 5K (2014) • on the track, was a three-time All-Central Lakes Conference honoree (2012, 2013, 2016), two-time 3,200m conference champion (2013, 2016), and two-time all-state honoree (2014, 2016) • five-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship qualifier, finishing as runner-up in both the 3,200m (10:36) and 1,600m (4:49) as a senior to help lead Alexandria to the 2016 state title • finished as Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in the 1,600m run (4:53.36) and took fourth in the 3,200m run (10:32.75) as a sophomore in 2014 • placed 11th in the 3,200m run (10:58) as a freshman at the state meet • battled injuries during her junior year • owns high school track & field personal bests of 10:32 for 3,200m (2015), 4:49 for 1,600m (2016), 4:29 for 1,500m (2016), and 2:15 for 800m (2015) • has held Alexandria program records for 4K in cross country and 1,600m on the track.
Personal: Born September 9, 1997 • daughter of Doug and Nancy Hasz • has a twin sister, Bethany, and an older sister Kelsey • intends to major in kinesiology • enjoys baking and reading • high school teammates with former Gopher Jamie Piepenburg • earned a 4.0 grade point average in high school.
|M. Hasz's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
|2016||11th, 21:24.9||9th, 20:27.7||DNC|
|2017||5th, 20:23.5||5th, 20:18.76||74th, 20:31.01|
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.
Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys
5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country
The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.
'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country
Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.