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
Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: 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 • major is apparel design 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 runs cross country and track at Augustana College, sister Mary runs 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.
Gophers Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
The Gophers took a team outing to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children during winter break.
Distance Gophers Set for Track
Coach Sarah Hopkins previews the distance squad as the Gophers prepare to kick off the 2017 track & field season.
Faces of the Big Ten: Madeline Strandemo
The Gophers cross country and track & field student-athlete is featured in this year's Faces of the Big Ten campaign.