2017 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2017 cross country season.
High School: A 2017 graduate of St. Louis Park High School where she competed for coaches Christine Tvrdik, Kelson MacKenzie, and Chris Nordstrom • five-time track & field letterwinner • 12-time all-conference and four-time academic all-conference honoree • helped St. Louis Park to a third-place team finish at the Metro West Conference meet as a senior • conference champion in the 1600m as an eighth grader • received team awards for hardest worker, most inspirational, and perfect attendance • served as team captain • competed for Park Flyers Track & Field in 2017 • owns high school personal bests of 2:18 in the 800m, 5:19 in the 1600m, and 59 seconds in the 400m • four-time letterwinner and two-time all-conference honoree in soccer who served as team captain and helped St. Louis Park to a conference title as a senior.
Personal: Born April 29, 1999 • daughter of Laurie and Todd Baer • has one sibling, Anna • full name is Samantha Leigh Baer • undecided on a major • cousin Danny Baer played college baseball at Princeton • cousin Jack Baer played hockey at Amherst • enjoys soccer and writing • National Honor Society member.
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.