Friday, June 23, 2017

USATF Outdoor Track Championships Day 2 Results

 USATF Outdoor Track Championships Day 2 Results  HERE

Mason Ferlic 12th in 3K Steeple, 3rd in heat
Laura Roesler 4th in heat, 7th overall in 800

USATF Junior Championships Results

USATF Junior Championships Results HERE

Hannah Truniger 2nd in 3K
Anna Keefer 6th in 100 meter semi. 13th overall.
Keefer 3rd in the long jump
Amanda Anderson 7th in the discus

Brendan Huber Promoted to be Gustavus Men's and Women's Head XC Coach

Photo courtesy of Gustavus
                                                      Brenden Huber Promoted to be
                                          Gustavus Men's and Women's Head XC Coach
                                                                   HERE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gabe's "Group Hug"

Gabe's "Group Hug" HERE

USATF Championships Day 1 Results

USATF Championships Day 1 Results HERE
Hassan Mead, USATF Men's 10K Winner

Hassan Mead wins 10K
Biya Simbassa 4th in the 10K
Kevin Lewis 20th in 10K
Reed Fischer 23rd in the 10K
Sean Donnelly 3rd in the men's hammer throw final
Ben Blankenship won his heat of the 1500 to qualify for the final
Jamie Cheever 12th in the 3K Steeple to qualify for the final
Meghan Peyton 14th in 10K final
Liz Podominick 7th in the discus final.
Nicolle Murphy 11th in the javelin final
Brianna Colbenson 21st in 3K Steeple
Travis Burkstrand 25th in 1500 semis
Gabe Grunewald 9th in her heat of the 1500
Heather Kampf 5th in her heat of the 1500



Concordia Moorhead Updated Indoor and Outdoor Records lists


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gabe Grunewald talks about USATF and American Cancer Society's Joint Venture

Gabe Grunewald talks about USATF and American Cancer Society's Joint Venture to raise funds for research, her own battle against cancer, and a documentary chronicaling her fight against the disease

Maggie Ewen One of Three Finalists for the Women's Bowerman Award

ASU Feature on Maggie Ewen and her Family

Maggie Ewen and her parents
Photo courtesy of ASU
                                     ASU Feature on Maggie Ewen and her Family HERE

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

USATF Championships Women's Formchart

  USATF Championships Women's Formchart  HERE

USATF Championships Men's Formchart

USATF Championships Men's Formchart HERE

UMD Grad Breanna Colbenson earns a Spot in the USATF Championships Women's Steeple

UMD Grad Breanna Colbenson Earns a Spot in the USATF Championships Women's Steeple HERE

Gophers Go for the USATF Gold, Silver, or Bronze




Ruining Youth Sport

Ruining Youth Sport HERE

Anthony Fleischfresser and Maggie Ewen are USATFMN Athletes of the Month for May.

NASF Launches National High School T&F HOF

NASF Launches National High School Track & Field Hall of Fame HERE

Friday, June 16, 2017

Faces of Fearless: Video of Gopher teammates Emma Spagnola and Kimberly Golding

William A Irvin 5K Results

From track to the roads, Declan Dahlberg(13) wins 1600 at MSHSL
State Meet(above).
Second in William Irvine 5K.
Photo by Gene Niemi

Gabe Grunewald Accepted into USATF Championships 1500

Entry List HERE
More on Gabe's journey HERE

Study on the Response of the Body to a Long Rest. The science behind recuperation

Study on the Response to running abstinence  in Recovery. The science behind recuperation  HERE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympics Live Results for Day 1

USATF Minnesota Junior Olympics Live Results for Day 1 HERE

Julia Fixen Overcomes Injury to Take Class AA pole Vault Title

When an athlete wearing a "boot" that indicates a foot injury climbs up to the top block on the podium you know this isn't your typical success story. Mounds View sophomore Julia Fixen who,despite a season-long battle merely to compete, vaulted to victory in the Class AA girl's pole vault.

The State championship was a dream turned into reality. In years before she had battled Rochester Century's Andrianna Jacobs,who holds the State Record for the MSHSL Championships, but came up short. Jacobs graduated last year.  Fixen said she missed competing with Jacobs, instead the challenge was not the challenge  being able to manage the pain in her right foot that she described as sometimes feeling like someone had stuck a knife into her foot.

When she was first diagnosed early in the season as having a stress fracture, the prognosis looked bleak. A "second opinion" downgraded the damage to a stress reaction.  The difference being that a fracture would probably have ended her season before it began, while the stress reaction could be and was managed.

Julia Fixen
Photo by Gene Niemi
But Fixen is not just a vaulter. She high jumps, and runs the two sprint hurdle events.  The vault was her event for the MSHSL State Championships, She couldn't do the high jump because take off foot for the high jump was the injured right one.  She didn't want to put extra stress on the foot so the hurdles wasn't an option either.

Julia Fixen clears 11'6"
Photo by Gene Niemi
She only vaulted four times last Saturday.  Twice for warm ups and a miss on her first jump at 11'6" before clearing the bar with room to spare for the win.  That height was well below her best of 13'3", but good enough to win. Like many of the other female vaulters, Julia was a gymnast before another injury--several concussions--ended her time in that sport. Fixen was familiar with dealing with injuries.

Her current injury won't stop her from adding one more competition.  She's going to vault in Nationals in a few weeks, she said after the awards ceremony at Hamline. Since she has two more years at Mounds View, taking on the best vaulters in the country will be a view of what it will take to take the next step in a career that is still rising to new heights.


2017 International Congress On Medicine & Science In Ultra-Endurance Sports Report

2017 International Congress On Medicine & Science In Ultra-Endurance Sports Report HERE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017