Tuesday, April 14, 2009

North Dakota Prep Star to Race in Lakeville

She's back!

North Dakota high school half-miling phenomenon Laura Roesler is expected compete this Friday at the Lakeville Mega-Meet, meet officials say.

Roesler competed in last summer's Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon where, as a high scholl sophomore, she advanced to the semi-finals of the 800 meters.

The Mega-Meet will also gather some of the state's top programs. 2008 MSHSL boys' champs Rosemount and 2008 girls' runners-up Mounds View will be among the teams competing in what is traditionally a powerhouse early-season contest.

Roesler (pictured), with a PR of 2:03.08 in her signature event and the winner last month of the Nike Indoor Nationals 800m in 2:08.80, is undoubtedly the meet's headliner.

The Fargo South High School junior holds records at the meet in the 100, 400, and 800 meters from earlier engagements. She clocked 12.99 for 100m as a freshman in 2007, 57.27 for 400m the same year, and 2:11.62 for 800m in 2006, when she was but an 8th-grader.

You can learn more about Roesler, HERE, in the feature Dyestat's Steve Underwood wrote about her ahead of the this year's Nike Indoor National meet.

You can watch Roesler's PR race, HERE, where, as a sophomore, she became the 8th-fastest prep half-miler in history.

Heat Sheets ... Look for links to Lakeville Mega Meet heat sheets on DtB first thing Thursday morning. We'll also post links to meet results on Saturday morning.

Photo by Gene Niemi.

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