Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season
Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday 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
Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2017 Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Course (photos by Craig Lassig).
Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.
Gophers take 4th
Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Molly Eastman.
2017 • Redshirt Junior Season: Ran seven races • ran a career-best 6K time of 21:20.5 as the second Gopher in fifth overall at Jack’s Run • placed fourth on the team and 47th overall in the open race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite (22:14.7) • ran a season-best 5K time of 18:11.39 as the 10th Gopher in 133rd overall at the Greater Louisville Classic.
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Competed in six meets this season • finished among Minnesota’s top 12 at all six meets • named Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Week after winning Jack’s Twilight Run in a 6K personal-best time of 21:32.6 • ran a career-best 5K of 18:06.1 at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 13th in the open race • made B1G Championships debut, placing 72nd as the eighth Gopher in 22:58.4 • served as an alternate for the NCAA Midwest Regional • ended the season ranked 43rd on Minnesota’s all-time top-50 6K performers list (21:32.6).
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran six races • ran a career-best 22:30.21 to lead the Gophers and place 10th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished second on the team and 17th overall at the Blugold Invitational (23:03.8) • finished 38th overall as the seventh female finisher at Jack’s Run (23:43.8) • took sixth overall as the second Gopher at Rocky’s Run (23:43.5).
2014 • Freshman Season: Competed in five races as an unattached runner.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School • four-time state qualifier in cross country, including a 12th-place finish at the 2013 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship • two-time all-state and three-time all-conference cross country runner • three-time state qualifier, including two appearances in the 4x800m relay with a state runner-up finish at the 2014 Minnesota Class A state track & field championship in a Holy Family school record 9:32.16 • took seventh in the 3,200m at the state meet as a freshman • two-time all-state honoree and four-time all-conference honoree on the track • academic all-state honoree in both cross country and track & field • also a four-year letterwinner and team captain in Nordic skiing in high school.
Personal: Born May 4, 1996 • daughter of Patrick and Lee Anne Eastman • has one younger sister, Maria • mother, Lee Anne, competed in cross country and track & field and the University of Minnesota Duluth • enjoys cooking, Nordic skiing and horseback riding • majoring in food science.
|Eastman's Postseason Appearances|
|Year||Big Tens||Midwest Regional||NCAA Championship|
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.