Sarah Werking
Sarah  Werking

RS Freshman

Elm Grove, Wis.

High School:
Brookfield East HS


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Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season


Gophers Host 2017 Home Finale

Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning


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


2017 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran six races • clocked a career-best 6K time of 22:15.8 as the eighth Gopher in 15th overall at Jack’s Run • led the attached Gophers at Rocky’s Run in 15th overall (23:56.6) and at the Tori Neubauer Invite in 14th overall (22:41.67) • placed 17th overall as the second Gopher at the Blugold Invite (22:45.2).

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 • Electrical Engineering major • 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.


Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

Gophers Take 12th in Program of the Year Race

6/12/2018 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota was one of 15 NCAA Division I women's programs honored by the USTFCCCA in this year's Program of the Year standings.

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Six Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/29/2018 - W. Cross Country

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Temi Ogunrinde, Kiley Sabin, Lindsey Smits, Madeline Strandemo, Derek Wiebke and Alec Basten. All six are now eligible for Google Cloud Academic All-Ame...

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

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.

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