Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday
The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening
Bethany Hasz, Megan Hasz, and Madeline Strandemo led Minnesota in the 5K race Saturday morning
Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship
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.
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|
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.
2017 Griak Invitational Race Recaps
The Gophers are pleased to host the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational Saturday at Les Bolstad Course.
Updated Roy Griak Invitational Schedule
Due to anticipated high temperatures and heat index on Saturday, the University of Minnesota has adjusted the schedule for the 32nd annual Roy Griak Invitational.