Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
Thirteen Gophers have been honored by the Big Ten Conference for academics this fall
Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship
Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning
Twenty-one Gophers recorded career-best 6K times at Les Bolstad Friday evening
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:44.7 at Jack’s Run.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 24:06.97 as the 11th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished 10th on the team at the Blugold Invitational (24:50.1) • finished seventh on the team at Rocky’s Run (26:01.0).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran five races • made her Gopher debut at the Griak Invitational, clocking a 26:34.5 • cut 2:40 off her previous best 6K time at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite, finishing as the ninth Gopher in 71st overall in 23:54.1 • ran back-to-back career-best times at the Tori Neubauer Invitational (23:43) and Jack's Run (23:05.3) • finished 18th overall and seventh on the team at Rocky's Run (24:32).
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Apple Valley High School • high school coach was Heather Kampf • competed in the South Suburban Conference, earning all-conference in cross country and all-conference honorable mention in track as a senior • three-year letterwinner in cross country and track • earned Apple Valley's 2013 Student-Athlete of the Year Award • 4-year honor roll member • graduated in the top 5% of her class.
Personal: Born May 26, 1995 • majoring in mathematics with a Spanish minor • daughter of Mark and Lisa Ollila • has a younger sister, Natalie • enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and volunteering.
Captains Corner: Amelia Barczi
Gophers co-captain Amelia Barczi reflects on her journey as a Gopher so far and looks forward to the year ahead.
Captains Corner: Paige Peschel
Paige Peschel is one of five Gophers serving as team captain for the 2017 cross country season.
Minnesota Names 2017 Captains
Amelia Barczi, Bailey Ness, Patty O'Brien, Paige Peschel and Madeline Strandemo have been selected to lead the team.