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
Naomi Ollila, Ally Smith, and Sarah Klecker earned top-20 individual finishes at the Tori Neubauer Invitational
Madeline Strandemo, Megan Hasz, Bethany Hasz, Bailey Ness, and Danielle Anderson made up the top five in the 5K race
Courtney Alama, Danielle Anderson and Taylor Mikkalson led Minnesota at Jack's Twilight Run Friday evening
2016 • Redshirt Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in three meets this season • recorded a season-best 6K time of 25:35.24 at the Tori Neubauer Invite to finish 10th among the Gophers.
2015 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran five races • ran a career-best 23:18.09 as the seventh Gopher at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished 40th overall as the fifth Gopher at the Blugold Invitational (23:36.2) • finished 13th on the team at both the Oz Memorial (24:35.4) and the Griak Invitational (24:24.7) • placed 44th overall as the 10th female finisher at Jack’s Run (24:07.0).
2014 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran five races • placed among the top 10 Gophers at four meets • made her Gopher debut at the Griak Invitational, finishing the 6K in 24:47.5 • finished 10th for the Gophers at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite in 23:54.3 • ran a 23:53 as the sixth Gopher in 72nd overall at the Tori Neubauer Invitational • finished ninth on the team and 16th overall at Jack's Run in a career-best 23:30.6 • finished 10th on the team at Rocky's Run (25:01).
2013 • Freshman Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of La Crosse Central High School • competed at Wisconsin Division 1 state meets in both track and cross country • won both the 1,600m and 3,200m to help Central's track team win the 2012 Mississippi Valley Conference championship • repeated as MVC 1,600m champion in 2013 • competed at the Footlocker Midwest Region Championships in 2012.
Personal: Born October 13, 1994 • daughter of Sue and Paul Weibel • has two siblings, Vince and Vance • enjoys yoga, reading and hiking • majoring in nutrition with a minor in biology with plans to attend PA school after graduation.
Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District
Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.
Gophers Add Five More for 2017-18
Minnesota's newcomers for next season total 15 new student-athletes joining the Maroon & Gold.
Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Abby Lange
Gophers redshirt freshman Abby Lange reflects on her transition to collegiate running, including making her Big Ten debut.