UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.-University of Minnesota runner Madeline Strandemo, a Fargo South High School graduate, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Saturday's Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
Strandemo, a redshirt junior, ran a Minnesota program record time of 9 minutes, 51.83 seconds to cruise to nearly a seven-second victory over runner-up Claire Borchers of Michigan (9:58.45). After finishing as the Big Ten steeplechase runner-up a year ago, Strandemo is the Gophers' second Big Ten champion of the meet joining hammer throw champion Temi Ogunrinde, who won her event on Friday.
"It was great to see Maddie win the Big Ten title and break the school record with a good, national-level time," director of women's track & field and cross country Matt Bingle said. "That's a tribute to her and what she's been able to do. I'm very happy for her."