Monday, September 22, 2014

Girl's HS XC Class AA Rankings

September 22, 2014
1 Willmar                                          
2 Wayzata                                                                         
3 Edina                                               
4 Eden Prairie                 
5 Forest Lake                                     
6 East Ridge                     
7 Eagan                                               
8 Minnetonka                                  
9 Marshall                                         
10 Bemidji
11 Lakeville South                                         
12 Hopkins                                     
Others receiving votes:  Moorhead, St Michael Albertville, Chaska, Totino Grace

1    Megan Hasz, 11                         Alexandria                    
2    Bethany Hasz, 11                      Alexandria                         
3    Anna French, 12                        Wayzata                             
4    Rachel King, 11                          St Michael-Albertville  
5    Anna Van Wyk, 12                   Eagan                                  
6    Jenna Truedson, 12                 Bemidji                               
7    Emily Covert, 8                         Mpls Washburn              
8    Anastasia Korzenowski, 10 Chanhassen
9   Annika Lerdall, 10                     Wayzata                             
10   Emma Benner,  10                  Forest Lake                                                       
11  Jasmyn Armstrong , 8            Red Wing                           
12  Lizzy Heil, 10                             St Michael-Albertville
 Others receiving votes:  Tess Misgen, 10, Shakopee; Elizabeth Klecker, 10, Hopkins;  Claire Boersma, 10,  Marshall; Samantha Hanson, 12, Willmar;  Lauren Peterson, 8,  Farmington; Emily Betz, 12, East Ridge;  Maria Berg, 11, New Prague

Sunday, September 21, 2014

News: Bates; Gophers; Shelerud; Pollard; Goals

At the September 6 BYU Invitational this Instagram photo of Emma Bates almost running into a spectator HERE. Bates tweeted "Some of us even ran the wrong way and smack dab into a spectator. #orjustme." Bates and her Boise State team are scheduled to run at the Griak Invitational this weekend.

University of Minnesota 2015 track schedule for men HERE and women HERE.

Profile of the Gopher's Kate Shelerud HERE.

Prep athlete south of the border in Iowa, Thomas Pollard if profiled HERE. Pollard is scheduled to compete at the Griak invite this Saturday.

Redefining one's goals HERE.

Goucher 6th at Rock 'n' Roll Philly Half; Team USA MN Runners in the Top Twenty in Providence at US 5K Roads Champs

Kara Goucher with son, Colt, after
the finish in Philly
Kara Goucher said going into the Philly Half Marathon that she was aiming for a time around 71 minutes and that she was happy to be back racing.  She finished sixth Sunday morning in the  "Set the goal of 71-72 so can't complain with 71:39. It is a dream come true to be healthy and racing." she wrote on Twitter. Full results will be posted HERE when available.

Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson, Eric Finan and Meghan Peyton all finished in the top 20 at the CVS 5K/USARC 5k Champs in Providence Rhode Island. Peyton was seventeenth in the woman's race in 16:19. 3.Finan placed eleventh in the men's race in 14:14, and Peterson was twelfth in 14:16. Results are HERE.
Meghan Peyton(second row-3) at the start of the USARC 5k champs with
her "game face" on.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

College Results

UMD women and Sioux Falls men win team titles at St. Olaf Invitational.  UMD's Samatha Rivard wins women's individual race.  Grant Wintheiser wins the men's title.  Results are HERE.

HS Results

Eden Prairie boy's team/Eagle Invite champs
Eagle Invitational results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's).

Milaca Mega Meet Results are below:
Varsity Class A Girls 4K
Varsity Class AA Girls 4K
Varsity Class AAA Girls 4K
Varsity Class AAAA Girls 4K
Varsity Class A Boys 5K
Varsity Class AA Boys 5K
Varsity Class AAA Boys 5K
Varsity Class AAAA Boys 5K
Class IIIA girl's champs 

_Roosevelt Heartland Classic girl's results are HERE. boy's are HERE  .
Edina boy's second at Hearland

Ferlic Leads Michigan Men in Big Ten Preview Meet

Mounds Park Academy grad Mason Ferlic, running for Michigan,  won the men's 8K race at the Big Ten Preview XC meet in Iowa Saturday morning in 24:32.63  The Michigan men and women swept the team titles.  Edina grad Will Burke was Michigan's ninth finisher in eighteenth place in 25:46.42.  Men's results are HERE, women's HERE.

News: Peterson 2nd, Peyton 6th at Cow Harbor 10K; Hartmark and Carlson Win Titles at Park Point Beach Run 5K

Team USA Minnesota's Jonathan Peterson finished second in the Great Cow Harbor 10K Saturday morning  in Cold Spring Harbor, New York in an unofficial time of 29:22.  Teammate Meghan Peyton was sixth in the women's race in 34:22. Results are HERE.

The duo is not finished racing this weekend, however, as they both will be running in the USATF 5K Road Championships at the CVS 5K in Providence on Sunday morning.."Race #1 down, Now heading up to Providence,"  Peterson wrote on Twitter.

Eric Hartmark in beach attire.
In Duluth Eric Hartmark won the Park Point Beach Run 5K, a fund raiser for pancreatic cancer research, in an unofficial time of 19:59. Amanda Carlson won the women's race.

Friday, September 19, 2014

News: Grant Wintheiser; Bailey; HS Race Results; Goucher

MIAC Friday feature on St. Olaf's Grant Wintheiser is HERE.

Winona Daily News story on Winona HS's Hunter Bailey is HERE

Farmington Invitational race results are HERE(boy's), and HERE(girl's)

Stillwater Gazette report on the Mayo Invitational HERE.

Northfield News report on Northfield teams at the Burnsville Invitational HERE

Duluth News Tribune XC rankings are HERE (scroll down to XC rankings)

Worthington Globe report on the Jackson County Central KKOJ/KRAQ Subway Invitational high school cross country meet HERE

Fairbault Daily News report on the NRHEG Invite is HERE

Kara Goucher talks about her return to racing at Philadelphia and the TCS NYC Marathon HERE.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

News: Emily Gordon; PP AOW; HS Results

UCLA Newsroom story on new Team USA Minnesota runner Emily Gordon is HERE.

Minnehaha Academy's Ephram Bird selected as one of the Pioneer Press' Athletes of the Week HERE. Boy's results HERE, girl's HERE.

 Strib preview of upcoming big meets for metro HS cross county teams HERE.

Pine Island Invitational results are HERE.

Burnsville Invitational results for boy's are HERE, girl's HERE.

News: Exercise and the Brain;Meb

Exercise and "sedentary behavior," impact on brain function for older adults HERE.

Meb Keflezighi provides tips on being successful at an age when most people write you off because of your age HERE.  (NOTE: Today 43-year-old Jens Voigt broke the cycling one hour record.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

News: NCAA DIII rankings; UMD; Salomon Autumn Trail Series; Runners Overcome Injuries; HS Results

NCAA DIII national rankings are HERE.

Interview with UMD women's XC coach Joanna Warmington HERE.

C Tolle Run video on the Salomon Autumn Trail Series is HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe article on three motorcycle accident survivors who overcame their injuries to finish the Turkey Day 10K this year HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe summary of the Lac qui Parle Valley Meet HERE.

Lake City Invitational results are HERE.

Waconia Invitational results are HERE.

Prescott Invitational results are HERE.

JA Curran XC Invite results are HERE.

Grasshopper Invitational results are HERE (go to Select Races and choose between Varsity and JV events)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

USATF Minnesota Athletes of the Month for August

USATF Minnesota selected Wayzata's Connor Olson as male athlete of the month for August and the Minnesota Elite 4 by 100 relay team of Centennial HS's Jedah Caldwell, Kailynn Blanchard, Lashaura Porter, Meagan Blair, and Michaela Baker that won the AAU JO championship as the female athletes of the month for August.
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News: NCAA Rankings; NSIC Weekly XC Summaries; MIAC AOW; Bartnik; Wilson; Hopkins; Results

NCAA DI XC ranking is HERE  DIII NCAA Region ranking HERE

NSIC weekly Summaries, AOW  for women HERE, men HERE.

MIAC female athlete of the week HERE, male HERE.

Gopher's Aaron Bartnik Big 10 Male Athlete of the Week  HERE.

Former Gopher women's coach Gary Wilson inducted into SUNY Cortland C-Club HOF HERE.

Minnesota Daily story of Gopher women's XC coach Sarah Hopkins HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe coverage of the Eagle Invitational  HERE. Globe coverage of the Turkey Day 10K road race is HERE.

Pierz Pioneer Stampede results for boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

News: National Rankings; More College Results; Goucher; Heath, TC 10 Course Change

MileSplit boy's XC Team rankings HERE. Wayzata third, Stillwater thirteenth.

USTFCCCA NCAA DI Regional Rankings HERE.

UW-Parkside Midwest XC Open women's results are HERE.Team scores HERE,  men's results HERE. Winona State women's summary HERE, men's HERE.

Kara Goucher's comeback: the racing begins HERE

Spikes on traveling in Europe with Garrett Heath and Chris Loxsom of the Brooks Beasts HERE.

The course for the Medtronic TC 10-Mile will change because of the mud slide clean up on West River Parkway.  New course takes the runners across the Dinkytown Bridge and back onto the East River Road.  Map is HERE.

Boy's HS Class AA XC Rankings

Boys AA Cross Country Rankings
Minnesota Coach’s Association
 Week 3 (released 9/15/2014)

1              Wayzata
2              Edina
3              Stillwater
4              Hopkins
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              White Bear Lake
7              Eden Prairie
8              Rosemount
9              Shakopee
10           Minnetonka
11           Bemidji
12           Robbinsdale Armstrong 
Other Teams receiving votes: Alexandria, Centennial, Chanhassen, Red Wing

 1             Connor Olson, Wayzata
2              Joe Klecker, Hopkins
3              Chase Cayo, Stma
4              Jaret Carpenter, Wayzata
5              Bailey Hesse-Withbro, Stillwater
6              Ian Eklin, Wayzata
7              Logan Ramlet, Edina
8              Eli Krahn, Stillwater
9              Alex Berhe, Rosemount
10           Nick Wareham, Woodbury
11           Justin Hytinnen, Farmington
12           Faysal Mahmoud, Burnsville
Other Athletes receiving votes: Ashenafi Hatte, Washington Technology; Owen Hoeft, Hopkins; Matthew Lundstrom, Detroit Lakes​

Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon Photo Album

Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon photos are HERE.

Girl's HS Class A Rankings

Sept. 15th

1.       Annandale                               
2.       Waseca                                    
3.       Perham                                 
4.       Lac Qui ParleValley-DB         
5.       Trinity of River Ridge         
6.       Dover-Eyota                              
7.       Holy Family Catholic                 
8.       Luverne Area                       
9.       Minnehaha Acad.                 
10.     Lanesboro/Fillmore Central    
11.     Holdingford                              
12.     Fairmont                                     

1.      Madison Schandelmeier   Luverne Area
2.      Tierney Winter                WEM-JWP
3.      Emily Donnay                 Eden Valley-Watkins/K
4.      Theresa Mueller             Trinity of River Ridge
5.      Kayla Huhnerkoch         Redwood Valley Area
6.      Kailee Kiminski                     Esko
7.      Annika Voss                          Proctor
8.      McKenzie Kirtz            Grand Meadow/L.O./S
9.      Alaysia Freetly              Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB
10.    Anna Donnay                Eden Valley-Watkins/K
11.    Elizabeth Schlafke              Annandale
12.    Ellie Nelson                         Roseau

Boy's HS Class A Rankings

Sept. 15th
1.       Martin County West                        
2.       Glencoe/Silver Lake                 
3.       Waseca                                     .     
4.       Perham                                     
5.       Mora                                           
6.       St. Cloud Cathedral                  
7        Minnehaha Acad.                       
8.       Holy Family Catholic            
9.       Canby/Minneota/LinHI              
10.     Holdingford                               
11.     Lake City                                 
12      Eveleth-Gilbert               

1.       Shane Streich        Waseca 
2.       Isaac Overmyer     Park Rapids
3.       Ephraim Bird        Minnehaha Academy
4.       Andrew Zachman  Holdingford
5.       Mike Destache      St. Paul Academy
6.       Billy Beseman        Perham
7.       Evan Ferlic         Mounds Park Academy
8.       Ben Burgett        Willmar Community Christian
9.       Jonah Mayo         Martin County West
10.     John Roth            Lake Crystal/WM
11.     Zack Emery           LaCrescent
12.     Zach Carlson         Royalton

Girl's HS Class AA Cross Country Rankings

Girl's Class AA Cross Country Rankings – Sept 15
1 Willmar                                          
2 Wayzata                                                                         
3 Eden Prairie                 
4 Edina                                               
5 Forest Lake                
6 East Ridge                     
7 Eagan                                               
8 Minnetonka                                  
9 Marshall                                         
10 Lakeville South         
11 Hopkins                                       
12 Totino Grace
 Others receiving votes:  Moorhead, St Michael-Albertville, Chaska, Bemidji

1    Megan Hasz, 11                          Alexandria                    
2    Bethany Hasz, 11                      Alexandria                         
3    Anna French, 12                        Wayzata                             
4    Rachel King, 11                           St Michael-Albertville 
5    Anna Van Wyk, 12                   Eagan                                  
6    Tess Misgen, 10                         Shakopee                                           
7    Emily Covert, 8                         Mpls Washburn             
8    Anastasia Korzenowski, 10      Chanhassen
9   Annika Lerdall, 10                     Wayzata                             
10   Emma Benner,  10                  Forest Lake                       
11  Jasmyn Armstrong , 8            Red Wing                           
12  Jenna Truedson, 12                 Bemidji                  
 Others receiving votes: Elizabeth Klecker, 10, Hopkins;  Claire Boersma, 10,  Marshall; Samantha Hanson, 12,  Willmar; Jane Baude, 10,  North St Paul; Lauren Peterson, 8,  Farmington; Emily Betz, 12, East Ridge; Maria Berg, 11 New Prague 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christy Cazzola Wins Magnificent Mile

Christy Cazzola(left) accepts congratulations for her
win from race founder Sarah Witt. The event is a fund
raiser for research into upper motor neuron disorders.
Multiple NCAA DIII champion Christy Cazzola, who ran for Wisconsin Oshkosh won the Magnificant Mile women's race on Sunday in Raleigh, NC in 4:41.1 Full results are HERE.

News: HS & College Results

Eden Prairie Invitational results for boy's are HERE, girl's HERE

Les Duke Invitational men's 8K results are HERE, Women's 6K results are HERE. Carleton men's summary is HERE, women's HERE.  Bethel men's summary HERE, women's HERE.

Wisconsin-River Falls Falcon Invitational  women's results are HERE, men's results are HERE.  Macalester women's summary is HERE.  St. Kate's summary is HERE.  Augsburg men's 8K summary is HERE, women's 6K is HERE.

Luther Invitational women's results are HERE, men's HERE.  St. Ben's summary is HERE.  St. John's Summary is HERE. Hamline women's summary is HERE, men's HERE.

Brit's Pub Vault Captured on Video

IdeaTap Studios short film(3:27) on the Brit's Pub Vault is HERE.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Garrett Heath 2nd, Kampf PRs in NYRR 5th Ave Mile

Women's finish at the 5th Avenue Mile. Photo courtesy of NYRR
Team USA Minnesota' s Heather Kampf finished fourth in the women's race in the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile Saturday in 4:21.4, a new PR. Flo Track video and results of the women's race HERE. "Wow!!! Super fast!" wrote Kampf on Twitter.

A Mile that looks like a 100 meter finish. Photo by Jane Monti, RRW
Garrett Heath also had a PR, running 3:51.0 to finish second in a photo finish in the men's race.  Will Leer was twelfth in 3:55.9, and Benjamin Blankenship finished fifteenth in 3:57.8.  Results and video of the race are HERE. Post race interview with Heath is HERE.  Leer interview HERE.
What's a tenth of a second worth?

Gopher Women Win BYU Team Title; Men win UC Riverside Invite

The University of Minnesota's women's XC team won the BYU Autumn Classic XC meet on Saturday. Becca Dyson finished second in the individual race in 18:10.2 for the three mile course.  Gopher Summary is HERE.

The Gopher men, led by Aaron Bartnek's runner-up finish took the team title at the UC Riverside Invitational.  Results are HERE, summary HERE.

Gabe Grunewald 6th in Continental Cup 3K; Willis 6th in 1500

Team USA Minnesota's Gabe Grunewald finished sixth in the IAAF Continental Cup 3K in 9:05.58.  Results are HERE.  Nick Willis was also sixth in the 1500 in 3:50.00.  Results are HERE.  "2014... More of a nightmare than a dream season," wrote Grunewald on Instagram. "But guess what? It's OK. I'm grateful for the ups and the downs, the wonderful adventure of being a professional athlete. I'm leaving Marrakech hopeful that this year's struggle = next year's strength. Thank you to all my awesome supporters!"

Continental Cup Info

The last big international meet of the season is underway today in Morocco.  The Americas team members are listed HERE with a short summary of the event.  Team USA Minnesota's Gabe Grunewald is running in the 3K.  Medtronic Twin Cities Mile participants Nick Willis and Nicole Sifuentes are running the 1500.The IAAF event schedule with startlists and results is HERE.  IAAF Twitter feed is HERE. Video coverage from Universal Sports is HERE. IAAF radio and blog coverage HERE. USATF list of broadcast options HERE.