Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday
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
Naomi Ollila, Ally Smith, and Sarah Klecker earned top-20 individual finishes at the Tori Neubauer Invitational
Madeline Strandemo, Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, Bailey Ness, and Danielle Anderson made up the top five in the 5K race
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran in six meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:49.7 at Jack’s Run.
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran five races • ran a career-best 24:05.57 as the 10th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational.
2014 • Freshman Season: Did not compete.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Westfield Area High School • named 2011 USA Track & Field All-American • four-time All-South Central Conference honoree and 12-time conference champion in track & field • seven-time state qualifier with six top-10 finishes • placed third in both the 1,600m and 3,200m at the 2011 Wisconsin Division 2 state track & field championships as a freshman • finished 10th in the state in the 800m as a junior and took eighth in the 1,600m and 10th in both the 400m and 800m as a senior • holds Westfield Area school records in 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m • also a four-year letterwinner in basketball in high school • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born February 14, 1996 • daughter of Jayson and Melissa Peschel • has one younger brother, Parker • enjoys working out, running, reading and swimming • kinesiology major.
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