Molly Eastman
Molly  Eastman

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Victoria, Minn.

High School:
Holy Family Catholic HS

Birthdate:
05/04/1996

Experience:
2 Letters


11/05/2017

Gophers Host 2017 Home Finale

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

10/13/2017

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

09/30/2017

Gophers Place Three in Top Eight at Louisville

Bethany Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Megan Hasz led Minnesota at the Greater Louisville Classic 5K Saturday

09/23/2017

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

09/08/2017

Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

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

09/08/2017

2017 Oz Memorial

Photos of the Gopher women's cross country team at the 2017 Oz Memorial Run at Les Bolstad Course (photos by Craig Lassig).

12/12/2016

2016 W Cross Country Banquet

Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.

10/30/2016

Gopher Women Run B1G Championships

Gophers take 4th

05/26/2015

Molly Eastman

Photo gallery for women's cross country student-athlete Molly Eastman.

PRONUNCIATION:



Photo Gallery

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
2014 Redshirt Redshirt Redshirt
2015 DNC DNC DNC
2016 72nd, 22:58.4  Alternate DNC
2017 DNC  DNC DNC

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