Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning
Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning
Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening
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
Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.
2017 • Redshirt Senior Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 6K time of 22:39.2 as the 11th Gopher in 21st overall at Jack’s Run • finished as the fifth Gopher at three meets, the Blugold Invite, Tori Neubauer Invite, and Rocky’s Run.
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran in six meets this season • recorded a personal-best 6K time of 22:55.6 at Jack’s Run.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • placed eighth on the team and 81st overall in 24:29.2 at the Blugold Invitational • ran a season-best 24:14.04 as the 12th Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished ninth on the team and 20th overall at Rocky’s Run (26:41.8).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Did not compete.
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Hopkins High School • earned all-state honors in track and all-conference honors in cross country in 2009 • part of a Lake Conference champion team her freshman year.
Personal: Born May 4, 1995 • double major in apparel design and art with a minor in product design • daughter of Barney and Janis Klecker • has two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, and three brothers, John, Joe and James • father Barney ran cross country and track at UW-Stout and mother Janis ran cross country for the Gophers • brother John ran cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary ran cross country and track at Augsburg College, and brother Joe runs cross country and track at the University of Colorado • enjoys drawing, painting, yoga, and playing with her dogs.
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.