AMES, Iowa – Megan Hasz, Madeline Strandemo, and Bethany Hasz earned all-region honors to lead the No. 13 Minnesota women's cross country team to a third-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional held at the ISU Cross Country Course in Ames, Iowa, on Friday morning.
The top-three Gophers earned top-seven finishes led by M. Hasz's fifth-place showing in 20:18.8 followed by Strandemo in sixth place (20:19.7) and B. Hasz in seventh (20:21.0).
The Gophers placed third in the team race with 119 points behind host Iowa State (90 points) and Oklahoma State (103 points).
NCAA regional championships wrap up Friday, and the Gophers will await the at-large team selections to learn their NCAA Championship fate. The at-large team and individual selections will be announced on Saturday following the completion of all nine NCAA regional championships.
The top 31 teams in the nation will race at the 2017 NCAA Championship in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Nov. 18.
Gophers' Midwest Regional Results
5. Megan Hasz, 20:18.8
6. Madeline Strandemo, 20:19.7
7. Bethany Hasz, 20:21.0
50. Abby Kohut-Jackson, 21:13.6, PR
51. Bailey Ness, 21:14.3, PR
60. Elyse Prescott, 21:19.9, PR
95. Courtney Alama, 21:43.2, season-best
Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards
12/11/2017 - W. Cross Country
Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.
B1G Recognizes 95 Gophers For Academics
12/6/2017 - W. Cross Country
Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.
2017 Cross Country Season in Review
11/25/2017 - W. Cross Country
Minnesota wrapped up the 2017 cross country season with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championship.