Sarah Werking
Sarah  Werking

RS Freshman

Elm Grove, Wis.

High School:
Brookfield East HS



Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite

Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning


Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening


No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


2016 Cross Country Season in Review

Minnesota wrapped up the 2016 season with Madeline Strandemo representing the team at the NCAA Championship


2016 • Freshman Season: Competed unattached at five meets.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Brookfield East High School where she competed for coaches Shannon Dierks, Heather Minton, and Kimberly Leupold • four-year letterwinner in track & field and cross country • four-time WIAA Cross Country Division 1 State Championship runner in cross country, helping Brookfield East to a sixth-place team finish as a senior in 40th place (19:46.95) for 5K • raced at the Nike Heartland Regional in 2014 and 2015 and the Footlocker Regional in 2013 • four-time All-Greater Metro Conference honoree in cross country, earning first team honors in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and second team honors in 2015 • all-area honorable mention in cross country in 2012 • academic all-state honoree in cross country in 2015 • holds Brookfield East HS record in the 5K (19:39.26) • has personal bests of 14:52 for 4K (2012) and 19:15 for 5K (2015) • named cross country team MVP in 2014 and track & field team captain in 2016 • on the track, a two-time WIAA Track & Field Division 1 State Championships qualifier, placing 11th in the 4x400m relay (4:02.46) as a senior and 18th in the 4x800m relay (9:47.66) as a sophomore • two-time All-Greater Metro Conference second team honoree for the distance medley relay in 2015 and 2016 • academic all-state honoree in track & field in 2016 • owns high school personal bests on the track of 64.43 for 400m (2016), 2:27 for 800m (2016), 5:20.84 for 1,600m (2016), 5:20.90 for the mile (2016), and 11:48.12 for 3,200m (2016).

Personal: Born February 26, 1998 • daughter of Jon and Leslie Werking • has three siblings, Rachel, Laura, and Evie • joins sister Laura on the Gopher women's track & field and cross country teams • intends to major in electrical engineering • enjoys doodling and swimming • National Honors Society honors graduate, 4.0 medallion winner, and a scholar athlete during high school • swam competitively with Elmbrook Swim Club.


Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite


Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning.

Gophers Place 10th at Nuttycombe Invite


Minnesota placed three runners among the top 25 en route to a top-10 team showing in Madison, Wis., on Friday.

Freshman Friday: Molly Roach


Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.

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