Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lehmkuhle, Vega to Tune-Up in the Big Easy

Team USA Minnesota athletes Jason Lehmkuhle and Antonio Vega will tune up for the centerpiece race of their spring season by running the 32nd Crescent City Classic 10K this Saturday.

The Easter weekend race in New Orleans draws more than 7000 participants and has a reputation for fast times. The race starts in the city's French Quarter and finishes in City Park.

Lehmkuhle has a road best in the 10K of 28:54, while Vega's personal best at the distance on the roads is 29:05. Both athletes set their PRs at the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta.

Both Lehmkuhle and Vega are using the New Orleans race as preparation for the Boston Marathon on April 19.

Earlier this year, Lehmkuhle won the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham and finished fourth at the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville, Florida.

Vega, this season, has won the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, placed eighth at the
USA Cross Country Championships, and finished third at the USA 15k Championships.

Girls' All-Time Lists: 400 Meters

Here's this week's first installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performances. Today, we're posting the 400 meters.

The lists only include performances made during the "regular season" of Minnesota track and field -- i.e., performances in meets up to and including the MSHSL State Meet. Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

400 meters

Vanessa Clarida Bloomington Kennedy 54.36 2001
Jane Oas Mound Westonka 54.60 1971
Sade Pollard St.
Paul Harding 55.09 2005
Christy Viste Rochester Mayo 55.10 1977
Heather Dorniden Rosemount 55.29 2004
Amber Affeldt Coon Rapids 55.67 1995
Ashley Tingelstad East Grand Forks 55.83 2008
Deborah Cordner St.
Louis Park 55.91 1998
Anne Hillier Blake 55.93 2001
Kou Lougon Park Center 55.94 2001
Jessica Mittelstadt Mankato West 55.99 1999
Jessica Shuster Mpls Washburn 56.06 1997
Renee Crep Bemidji 56.07 1987
Wren Schafer Buffalo Lake 56.10 1977
Lexy Brown Eastview 56.17 2008
Jennifer Bell Bloomington Lincoln 56.20 1982
Anne Hills Mounds View 56.20 1984
Sue Chopskie Park Cottage Grove 56.22 1986
Jorgensen Woodbury 56.29 2004
Dana Watts St.
Paul Central 56.30 1978
Sue Faus Rocori 56.31 1987
Lisa Michkelson Burnsville 56.33 1988
Erica Dombro St. Paul Highland Park 56.44 2009
Sasha Davis Park Center 56.54 2008
Laura Hermanson Burnsville 56.54 2004
Heather Van Norman Windom 56.56 1988
Shanda Larsen Holdingford 56.62 2002
Lindsy Mattson Grand Rapids 56.64 2009
Golie Irondale 56.66 1985
Danijela Vicanovic Minnetonka 56.69 1985
Leighton Lerum Providence Academy 56.71 2009
Sophie Charlton Rochester Mayo 56.73 2008
Trisha Schumacher Planview 56.76 1993
Kristi Kropp Anoka 56.79 1982
Cathy Anderson Stillwater 56.80 1980
Lisa Bublitz Winona 56.80 1979
Teresa Huberty South St.
Paul 56.80 1979
Shade Pratt Rosemount 56.80 2008
Kelsey Conrad Robbinsdale Cooper 56.81 2006
Emily Bartusek Albert Lea 56.84 2000
Niki Martineau Park Cottage Grove 56.85 1993
Tara Kazemba Winona 56.90 1977
Jennifer Pietenpol Rochester Mayo 56.90 1981
Kristi Buerkle Forest Lake 56.91 2007
Jeanne Kruckeberg Blooming Prairie 56.91 1983
Bridget Sweeny Hopkins 56.92 2009
Cassie Toepfer Egan 56.94 2006
Collen Everson Murray Cnty Central 56.95 2008
Laura Mottaz Maple Grove 56.96 2004
Deanne Olson Elbow Lake 57.00 1977
Stacy Slapnicher Bemidji 57.00 1981
Nikki Swenson Dawson Boyd 57.01 2007
Jessica Smith Mankato East 57.02 2005
Megan Geyen Watertown Mayer 57.03 2006
Maureen Leonard Minnetonka 57.03 1986
Carol Peterka St.
Cloud Apollo 57.03 1980
Kelsey Leonard Hermantown 57.04 2006
CeeCee Cox Mounds View 57.10 1974
Barb MacLeod Moorhead 57.10 1975
Amanda Mueller Forest Lake 57.10 2001
Kris Rens Little Falls 57.10 1977
Karma Suttles Mankato West 57.12 1988
Karen Ryan Chaska 57.13 1986
Kaitlyn Marsolek Bemidji 57.14 2004
Alana Eason Champlin Park 57.15 2008
Kelsey Ostberg Visitation 57.15 2002
Jenny Higgins Hutchinson 57.17 1996
Beth Johnson Mahtomedi 57.18 1994
Amber Bohman Park Rapids 57.20 1993
Sarah Parks Owatonna 57.20 1981
Katherine McQuin Mankato West 57.27 1998
Kris Berg Burnsville 57.29 1998
Liz Tracy Mankato West 57.29 2001
Kathy Merkel Eleveth 57.30 1977
Jane Timm St.
Peter 57.30 1984
Kyndal Hargrow Blake 57.32 2003
Diana Hassell Anoka 57.32 1996
Paula Behrendt Rush City 57.33 1981
Brooke Campbell Lakeville North 57.39 2007
Laura Schnitker Maple Grove 57.39 2009
Paige Stratioti Duluth Denfeld 57.39 2009
Laura Hernke Cannon Falls 57.40 1979
Frani Loftness Winona 57.40 1983
Meri Schwartz Red Wing 57.40 1989
Denise Bullocks Mt. St. Benedict 57.41 1981
Katie Gewerth Cedar Mountain 57.41 2004
Andrea Harens Apple Valley 57.41 1994
Katie Bierlein Eastview 57.46 2002
Kayla Steeves Mounds View 57.48 2007
Brigitte Stuewe Norwood Young America 57.48 1986
Tracy Brown Brainerd 57.50 1986
Jane Hale Mpls Washburn 57.50 1978
Kathy Schmitz Park Rapids 57.50 1977
Angela Olson Eagan 57.52 2004
Caitlin Perra Zumbrota Mazeppa 57.52 2004
Christy Mueller Thief River Falls 57.54 1985
Kris Hansen Lake Crystal Welcome 57.56 1993
Megan Dean Rosemount 57.57 2007
Challis Firl Rochester Century 57.59 2004
Maureen Richter Totino Grace 57.60 1991

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Maxwell a Record-Breaker at USA Masters

Ninety-year-old Richville, Minnesota resident Ralph Maxwell was the local headliner at last weekend's USA Master Indoor Championships in Boston, winning seven gold medals and setting two world age-group records.

USATF Minnesota Masters chairman Tom Langenfeld sent DtB this report on the Minnesota goings-on at USA Masters"

" ... Maxwell entered the M90 group impressively. Gold medals and world records in the pentathlon and 60m hurdles. Gold medals and American records (I think) in the 60m (11.63) and triple jump (5.52m/18-1.5). Gold medals in the 200m (43.92), high jump (1.05m/3-5.25 – 1 cm below the world record) and long jump (2.85m/9-4.25). And he also threw the shot – second of two competitors.

"Thom Weddle followed his first place in the M70 3000m with a second in the mile (6:13.98). Jim Sheehan dropped down to take on a strong field of sprinters in the M60 400m Saturday – finished seventh (in a field of 17), but set a Minnesota masters record at 64.71. He came back with a fourth in the 800m on Sunday (2:27.50) and then ran a leg on the So Cal Track Club’s gold medal M60-69 4x400 relay team.

"Jim Schoffman finished fourth in the M55 400 on Saturday (58.44) and eighth in a field of 14 in the M55 800m on Sunday (2:25.07), then ran a leg on the Mass Velocity Track Club’s winning M50-59 4x400 relay team. Jim also made the finals in the 60m, finishing eighth, and placed tenth in the 200m."

Langenfeld, a 30-time USA Masters high jump champion, himself, was unable to compete in this year's meet due to upper back injury.

Complete results of the USA Masters meet can be found HERE.

Human Race Photo Gallery by Gene Niemi

Team Circuit Kick-Off: The start of the men's race at the St. Patrick's Day Human Race.

Men's Champion: Chris Erichsen of the Collegeville Track Club ran the 8K course in 23:57.

Women's Winner: Jenna Boren ran 27:35 for her title.

Women's Runner-Up: Kim Magee clocked 28:27 for 2nd place.

Photos by Gene Niemi.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Smyth and Brown Compete at World Cross

Team USA Minnesota's Patrick Smyth and Emily Brown closed out a successful cross country season at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday.

Smyth was the first American finisher in the Senior Men's event. He ran 34:51 over the 12k course and finished in 36th place. Smyth led the U.S. squad to a ninth place finish.

Smyth was competing at World Cross for the first time and came away with some memories and more fuel for the fire. "I'm happy with my race, but not ecstatic. For my first world cross country championships, I more than held my own. I hope to be back here next year. I knew the start was going to be crazy, but not be real conservative, so I wanted to get a good spot. I didn't really move up a lot. This race will give me confidence going into the season."

Brown was a member of the bronze medal winning U.S. squad in the senior women 8k race. Competing in her second World Cross Country meet, Brown finished 41st in 26:53. The team bronze medal was the first for the U.S. in the senior women's event since 2003. The Americans finished behind only Kenya and Ethiopia who combined for individual places one through nine.

Emily Brown has competed this year with a recently diagnosed asthma condition and was able to keep her race in perspective. "Today went a lot better than the NACAC meet a few weeks ago. You always want to be a scoring member of the US team, but you look at the starting line at your teammates, and you realize that not only are you on the line with the best in the country, but some of the best in the world. We knew who we were going against in the team race, and we knew that the people who weren't going to score needed to stay as high up as possible."

Read the Team USA Minnesota media release HERE.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Short-Cut: Results' Links for March 26-28

Here's what's going on this weekend ... on the track, in cross country, and on the roads:

USA Masters Indoor Championships: Results
Update: Ralph Maxwell wins M90 pentathlon with 4594 points ... likely an age-group world record!

USA Masters Indoor Championships: Results

IAAF World Cross Country Championships: Results
USA Masters Indoor Championships: Results
St. Patrick's Day Human Race: Results

Friday, March 26, 2010

Road Conditions: A Pavement Primer

There's lot's going on in the world of Minnesota road racing these days. Here's a news digest to help you catch up:

Team Circuit Kicks Off ... The USATF Minnesota Team Circuit presented by Twin Cities in Motion will kick off on Sunday with the St. Patrick's Day Human Race 8K in St. Paul.

The nine-race series, which culminates in October with TCM's own Medtronic TC 10 Mile, pits the state's top club teams against one-another in road races ranging in distance from the mile to the marathon.

The complete Team Circuit schedule can be found HERE.

In 2009 TC Running Company won the men's open Team Circuit title, while Run N Fun prevailed in the women's open division. TC Running Company also swept the men's masters and grand masters titles. The Foley & Mansfield masters and St. Cloud River Runners grand masters squads won on the women's side.

Raabe to Return to Grandma's ... 2009 Grandma's Marathon champion Chris Raabe, a Sauk Rapids native, plans to return to Duluth to defend his title in June. Raabe confirmed his intention is this week's issue of Out Front, Grandma's Marathon's promotional newsletter.

Raabe won a surprise victory in last year's race, pulling away from his challengers at the 15 mile mark. Raabe, who suffered a dislocated patella and bruised ribs in an automobile accident last fall, will attempt to become only the third man to win consecutive Grandma's titles, joining fellow Minnesotan Dick Beardsley (1981-81) and Kenyan Patrick Muturi (1996-97).

Stillwater Marathon News ... The Stillwater Marathon, scheduled for May 30, signed national retailer Dick's Sporting Goods as its presenting sponsor, the race announced yesterday. The Stillwater marathon, entering its second year, will be one of ten U.S. races that are part of the chain's National Runners’ Month program.

The initiative is designed to promote running and highlight Dick's commitment to serving runners throughout the United States. The ten race roster also includes the Pittsburgh Marathon, the Boulder to Boulder in Colorado, the Ridge Run in Chicago, and the Palos Verde Marathon in Los Angeles.

For more information on the Stillwater Marathon, click HERE.

Medtronic TC 1 Mile 75% Full ... Registration for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile is currently 75% full, according to race organizers Twin Cities in Motion. The May 13 event, which will host the USA Mile Championships for men and women, has an entrant limit of 3200 athletes.

Find more information on the TC 1 Mile HERE.

Girls' All-Time Lists: 800 Meters

Here's this week's final installment, the 800 meters, of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performances.

The lists only include performances made during the "regular season" of Minnesota track and field -- i.e., performances in meets up to and including the MSHSL State Meet. Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

800 Meters

Jeanne Kruckeberg Blooming Prairie 2:08.24 1984
Jennifer Watson Anoka 2:10.39 1991
Heather Dorniden Rosemount 2:10.42 2005
Andrea Wahlin Rocori 2:10.55 2004
Yetzer Lakeville 2:10.77 2004
Molly Lehman Minnetonka 2:11.32 2005
Anderson Roseau 2:11.60 2001
Megan Smith Eden Prairie 2:11.87 2007
Nikki Swenson Lac Que Parle 2:12.08 2006
Danijela Vicanovic Minnetonka 2:12.19 1986
Paula Class St.
Paul Academy 2:12.30 1977
Dana Glidden Mounds View 2:12.50 1977
Ruth Harris Henry Sibley 2:12.80 1975
Lisa Koelfgen Armstrong 2:12.80 1982
Missy Levine Hopkins 2:12.90 1982
Laura Roach Lakeville North 2:12.92 2006
Alissa Kurke Anoka 2:13.02 2004
Lori Phipps Elgin Millview 2:13.10 1981
Sarah Renk Winona 2:13.23 1987
Anne Hills Mounds View 2:13.40 1983
Cindy Seikkula Cooper 2:13.50 1974
Nicole Calabrese Kingsland 2:13.62 2005
Nicole Scherr Morris 2:13.77 1986
Sarah Schellinger Sartell 2:13.85 2007
Kelly Brinkman Hutchinson 2:13.92 1999
Paula Leu Anoka 2:13.96 1983
Cassy Opitz Eden Prairie 2:13.98 2009
Lori Bearson Lanesboro 2:14.10 1978
Ann Klein Hill Murray 2:14.10 1980
Gabriele Anderson Perham 2:14.14 2004
Hannah McAllister Brainerd 2:14.15 2007
Megan Manthe Anoka 2:14.16 2001
Tammy McGrane Park Rapids 2:14.30 1978
Toni St.
Hopkins Eisenhower 2:14.30 1973
Colleen Flaherty Hopkins 2:14.34 1998
Melissa Varpness Montevideo 2:14.42 2008
Amber Affeldt Coon Rapids 2:14.43 1994
Nikki Schultz Cedar Mountain 2:14.48 2006
Karla Zylstra Hendricks Ivanhoe 2:14.49 1985
Megan Lundgren Mankato West 2:14.54 2005
Lauren Bergstrom Rochester Century 2:14.56 2003
Mollie Hupp Eden Prairie 2:14.57 2001
Gigstead Perham 2:14.58 2006
Savana Weller Sauk Centre 2:14.62 2008
Megan Brinkman Northfield 2:14.64 1999
Megan Daymont Northfield 2:14.64 1999
Tanna-Marie Simmons St.
Louis Park 2:14.65 1999
Laura Joyce Wayzata 2:14.75 1996
Anne Ferguson Eastview 2:14.76 2007
Kathy Lee Rochester Lourdes 2:14.80 1975
Trina Steffes St.
Cloud Tech 2:14.87 1991
Katie Class St. Paul Highland 2:14.90 1980
Jenna Halverson Barnum 2:14.90 2006
Ruth Swanson Alexander Ramsey 2:14.90 1980
Christine Fries Eastview 2:14.94 2007
Krause Wayzata 2:14.95 2009
Senf Woodbury 2:15.00 2007
Avery Buresh Wadena Deer Creek 2:15.14 2002
Heidi Evans Roseau 2:15.14 2003
Anita Menden Eden Prairie 2:15.15 1999
Sarah Becker Rocori 2:15.16 2003
Jody Eder Stillwater Area 2:15.20 1981
Sarah Decker Rocori 2:15.21 2002
Alyssa Kurke Anoka 2:15.23 2001
Tatum Garrity Hibbing 2:15.25 2009
Emily Montgomery Woodbury 2:15.25 1991
Carrie Tollefson Lac Que Parle 2:15.26 1995
Heather Brun Rogers 2:15.28 2007
Lehman Minnetonka 2:15.28 2005
Haylie Zenner Fergus Falls 2:15.33 2009
Annie Yetzer Lakeville 2:15.34 2003
Jenny Reff Fergus Falls 2:15.36 2001
Lauren Domski Woodbury 2:15.38 2009
Lisa Johnson LaCrescent 2:15.40 1984
Kelly Valliere Henning 2:15.42 1980
Kelly Anderson Monticello 2:15.52 1996
Mikaya Larson Edina 2:15.55 2006
Cindy Schmiesing Sauk Centre 2:15.60 1985
Sarah Chapman Apple Valley 2:15.63 2004
Ann Lundin Columbia Heights 2:15.80 1980
Kelly Moss White Bear Mariner 2:15.80 1978
Kim Magee Bloomington Jefferson 2:15.83 2001
Haviland Thief River Falls 2:15.84 2000
McKenzie Melander Eastview 2:15.94 2007
Michelle Danielson Fergus Falls 2:15.95 1993
Shannon Bergstedt Hopkins 2:16.06 2004
Shelia Haugh Rosemount 2:16.06 1984
Bobbi VanAmber Alexandria 2:16.10 1983
Jamie Cheever Mpls Southwest 2:16.11 2002
Kristin Mulliner Mankato West 2:16.20 1988

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yes/No: Minnesotan in Top-35 at World Cross?

It's gotten to be a habit: Team USA Minnesota shows their might every spring by qualifying multiple runners for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. The big difference this year is that the team does not include Team USA Minnesota veterans Jason Lehmkuhle, Matt Gabrielson or Katie McGregor, who, combined, have participated in ten World Cross events. The relative newcomers traveling from Minnesota to Bydgoszcz, Poland this year are Emily Brown and Patrick Smyth.

Let us know how the locals will stack up against the best runners in the world this Sunday:

Y/N: Will a Team USA Minnesota runner finish in the top 35 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Poland on Sunday?

Emily Brown will run her second World Cross meet this year. She placed 18th in 2008 and led the U.S. women to a fourth place finish in the team competition. Brown was a four-time All-American at the University of Minnesota and was the USA Cross Country Champion in 2009. She finished 7th at the USA Cross Country Championships last month.

Patrick Smyth finished 2nd to Dathan Ritzenhein at the 2010 USA Cross Country Championships and will lead the U.S. squad going to Poland. Smyth graduated from Notre Dame in 2009 as a decorated collegiate runner and has since transitioned to professional running and similar success. Upon joining Team USA Minnesota he has contended for National titles at various distances including a runner-up finish in the 1/2 marathon championships this year. Smyth will run in his first World Cross on Sunday.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 8:00 A.M. CST, Sunday, March 28th. Please put your answer in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will continue to offer a bonus for participants making their debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for any first-time players.

My answer: No

Ten contestants correctly answered yes to the question - Y/N: Will a University of Minnesota athlete win the Pole Vault at the Baldy Castillo Invitational over a field that includes Olympic Champion Nick Hysong.

The lead pack is now down to three prognosticators, tied with seven points: Gloria Jansen, Toby Hatlevig, and Chad Bjugan.

To see these results, please visit DtBFantasy Corner.

Good luck and thanks for playing Yes/No on DtB!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blankenship, Dorniden Earn Accolades

USA Track & Field - Minnesota announced recently that Ben Blankenship and Heather Dorniden are USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for March 2010.

Blankenship, a junior at the University of Minnesota, was recognized for winning the conference title in the mile run at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships last month. Blankenship's win in 4:05.64 helped power the Gopher's runaway team victory at the meet.

A week later, the Stillwater High School graduate became the first Gopher to break four minutes in the mile, running 3:57.87 in Seattle.

Dorniden, a member of Team USA Minnesota and a U of M alum, was honored for finishing third at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque last month. The University of Minnesota graduate clocked a personal indoor best time of 2:02.33 in the event.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

William Irvin 5K Fills, Grandma's at 6200 Entrants

The field for the 17th annual William A. Irvin 5K is now closed, Grandma’s Marathon officials announced today.

The race, scheduled for Friday evening, June 18 and part of the Grandma's Marathon weekend of events in Duluth, reached its 1500 runner limit less than one week after registration opened on March 17.

The event is the first of three road races held during Grandma's Marathon weekend. Registration remains open for Grandma’s Marathon, which has filled 6200 of its 9500 entry slots. Registration is closed for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Grandma's Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon take place on Saturday, June 19.

Girls' All-Time Lists: 1600 Meters

Here's our next installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performances.

The lists only include performances made during the "regular season" of Minnesota track and field -- i.e., performances in meets up to and including the MSHSL State Meet. Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

Today, the metric mile ...

1600 Meters

Elizabeth Yetzer Lakeville North 4:46.14 2004
Shannon Bergstedt Hopkins 4:48.56 2004
Jeanne Kruckeberg Blooming Prairie 4:48.79 1986
Bria Wetsch Holy Family 4:49.42 2006
Jamie Cheever Mpls Southwest 4:51.11 2005
Michelle Marthaler Belgrade Brooten 4:53.44 1986
Nikki Swenson Dawson-Boyd 4:53.67 2006
Lisa Dyer Moorhead 4:54.35 2001
Heidi Lindeman Coon Rapids 4:54.75 2003
Lani Granowski Owatonna 4:55.14 1979
Val Horan Rochester John Marshall 4:55.24 1977
Dahl Anoka 4:56.14 1988
Kendall Wheeler Duluth East 4:56.14 2000
Lisa Waanen Maple Grove 4:56.34 2004
Kim Kauls Forest Lake 4:56.46 1987
Sarah Renk Winona 4:56.53 1987
Molly Lehman Minnetonka 4:56.86 2005
Eva Krueger Robbinsdale Cooper 4:57.14 1976
Jody Eder Stillwater Area 4:57.44 1981
Kasandra Hendricks Hutchinson 4:57.80 2000
Liz Palkie Carlton/Wrenshall 4:58.01 2003
Molly Moulton Rush City 4:58.49 1992
Carrie Tollefson Lac Qui Parle 4:58.49 1992
Mary Stepka Lakeville 4:58.54 1978
Michelle Volz Lakeville North 4:58.68 2007
Lisa Koelfgen Robbinsdale Armstrong 4:58.74 1982
Emily Naslund Bloomington Jefferson 4:59.09 1998
Charlene Hubbard Becker 4:59.14 1984
Julie Gifford Tracy-Milroy 4:59.21 2000
McKenzie Melander Eastview 4:59.25 2007
Heather Doyle Moorhead 4:59.26 1987
Hannah Grinaker Detroit Lakes 4:59.42 2005
Cassy Opitz Eden Prairie 4:59.53 2009
Snuffy Alto Alexandria 4:59.80 1989
Mary Beth Spencer Anoka 5:00.00 1975
Zoe Nagell Armstrong 5:00.01 2000
Ranfranz Rochester John Marshall 5:00.34 1979
Anita Menden Eden Prairie 5:00.71 1999
Catherine Ferrell St.
Paul Academy 5:00.92 2000
Kara Wheeler Duluth East 5:00.92 1996
JoAnna Deeter Eden Prairie 5:00.93 1996
Virginia Senf St.
Paul Como 5:01.10 2005
Cara Daniels Anoka 5:01.14 1986
Nicole Calabrese Kingsland 5:01.35 2005
Steph Bruening Alexandria 5:01.38 1989
Mallory Van Ness Mounds View 5:01.43 2005
Pettit Holy Angels 5:01.45 2009
Annie Yetzer Lakeville 5:01.59 2002
Nicole Kuznia BOLD 5:01.67 1997
Stephanie Herbst Chaska 5:01.74 1984
Dana Peters Kenyon Wanamingo 5:01.85 2003
Jill Slettedahl Granite Falls 5:02.22 1983
Mara Olson St. Louis Park 5:02.30 2009
Caitlin Hewes Stillwater Area 5:02.54 2008
Ladia Albertson Stillwater Area 5:02.84 2002
Laura Hughes Mankato West 5:02.86 2007
Tammy Fenske Elgin Millville 5:02.94 1981
Nicole Sherr Morris 5:02.94 1988
Katie Moraczewski White Bear Lake 5:02.95 2007
Diane Krueger Robbindale Cooper 5:02.98 1980
Peggy Saracino Hill Murray 5:03.14 1980
Bonnie Sons Norwood Young America 5:03.14 1983
Jill Stevenson Tartan 5:03.14 1983
Colleen Flaherty Hopkins 5:03.20 1997
Marie Borner Park Cottage Grove 5:03.21 2004
Rebekah Yetzer Lakeville 5:03.23 2002
Julie Golla Rochster John Marshall 5:03.25 1993
Jen Hess Paynesville Area 5:03.29 2001
Alison Liewen Minnetonka 5:03.44 2003
Leslie Seymour Regina 5:03.44 1978
Sho Kroeger Lake Crystal WM 5:03.54 1993
Pam Willey Eden Prairie 5:03.54 1981
Katie Anderson Blaine 5:03.93 2004
Molly Kafes Maple Grove 5:03.99 2008
Sheila Wagner Barrett 5:04.06 1980
Gieske Henry Sibley 5:04.14 1980
Loree Haugland Owatonna 5:04.15 1980
Danielle Berndt Kennedy 5:04.26 2007
Emily Meese Minnetonka 5:04.28 2007
Emily Schwitzer Hopkins 5:04.31 2005
Alison Titcomb Robbinsdale Armstrong 5:04.32 198
Emma Bates Elk River 5:04.35 2009
Julie Kramer Fulda 5:04.40 1986
Trina Steffes St.
Cloud Tech 5:04.48 1991
Moses Irondale 5:04.71 1998
Kaylea Brase Centennial 5:05.01 2008
Stephanie Sjostrom Champlin Park 5:05.03 2009
Danielle Burke Waseca 5:05.11 2006
Lauren Bergstrom Rochester Century 5:05.18 2004
Heather Dorniden Rosemount 5:05.24 2005
Megan Mahle Plainview 5:05.24 1993
Anne Hills Mounds View 5:05.44 1984
Christine Patten Holy Angels 5:05.53 1980
Christine Abbott Winona 5:05.68 1987
Abby Anderson Perham 5:05.74 2008
Lori Phipps Elgin Millville 5:05.74 1983
Schliting Spring Lake Park 5:05.74 1980
Sally Paulson Simely 5:05.77 2006
Courtney Hugstad-Vaa Eastview 5:05.78 2001
Tina Bahr International Falls 5:05.94 1979

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gophers Open Outdoor Seasons

The University of Minnesota track and field teams got flying starts on the 2010 outdoor season with southern spring break trips.

The defending Big Ten outdoor champion men spent time in Arizona, competing at the Baldy Costello Invitational hosted by Arizona State.

There's a re-cap of the Gopher men's action HERE.

Results of the Baldy Costello meet are HERE.

The Gopher women opened the season in South Carolina at the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina University.

There's a re-cap of the Gopher women's action HERE.

Results from the Shamrock Invite are HERE.

Girls' All-Time Lists: 3200 Meters

We've published all-time Minnesota boys' performance lists on DtB for the last three years, but until now we haven't had the opportunity to publish similar performance lists for Minnesota high school girls. Thanks to Champlin Park cross country and distance coach Kevin Moorhead, however, we can now begin to do so.

Moorhead, starting with lists fashioned by Bill and Tim Miles compliling top girls' performances from 1972 until 1993, has updated many of the lists' running events through 2009. Unlike the boys' lists, the girls' all-time lists only include performances made during the "regular season" of Minnesota track and field -- i.e., performances in meets up to and including the MSHSL State Meet.

Moorhead stresses that the lists are "living documents," so he encourages corrections and amendments that come to light thanks to publication. Moorhead can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

Kicking off the Minnesota Girls' All-Time Lists: The 3200 meter run ...

3200 Meters

Elizabeth Yetzer Lakeville 10:16.59 2005
Bergstedt Hopkins 10:26.61 2004
Dyer Moorhead 10:27.80 2001
Deeter Eden Prairie 10:29.75 1996
Waanen Maple Grove 10:29.94 2003
Tollefson Lac Qui Parle 10:30.28 1994
Marthaler Belgrade Brooten 10:32.56 1986
Granowski Owatonna 10:33.94 1979
Sons Norwood Y-America 10:34.14 1983
Lindeman Coon Rapids 10:38.40 2003

Dahl Anoka 10:39.74 1988
Gieske Henry Sibley 10:40.74 1980
Moulton Rush City 10:42.37 1991
Grinaker Detroit Lakes 10:43.67 2005
Kauls Forest Lake 10:43.98 1986
Gits Edina 10:44.01 2007
Drietz Canby Minneota 10:44.59 1991
Peterson Sartell-St.Stephen 10:45.43 1994
Naslund Bloomington Jefferson 10:45.56 1998
Ljungstrom Minnetonka 10:45.79 1978

Parker BILLP 10:47.06 1986
Slettedahl Granite Falls 10:47.23 1984
Wheeler Duluth East 10:48.47 1993
Brendt Bloomington Kennedy 10:49.30 2006
Barb Jones St.
Paul Central
10:49.88 1995
Van Ness Mounds View 10:50.23 2005
Ganly Edina West 10:50.44 1978
Wetsch Holy Family 10:51.28 2005
Diedrich Marshall Co. West 10:51.36 1991
Albertson Stillwater Area 10:52.22 2003

Melander Eastview 10:52.32 2007
Abbott Winona 10:52.72 1987
Liewen Minnetonka 10:53.02 2003
Ferrell St .Paul Academy 10:53.11 2001
Moses Irondale 10:53.25 1998
Hughes Mankato West 10:53.41 2007
Watson Stillwater Area 10:53.44 1979
Yetzer Lakeville 10:53.47 2004
Witty Plainview 10:53.50 1988
Alto Alexandria 10:53.61 1989

Piepenburg Alexandria 10:54.01 2009
Hauger Shakopee 10:54.79 2009
Wicker Duluth East 10:54.90 1998
Swenson Dawson-Boyd 10:55.15 2004
Salava North 10:55.65 2009
Calabrese Kingsland 10:55.85 2004
Goeden Grand Rapids 10:55.88 1998
Herbst Chaska 10:56.15 1984
Klein Henry Sibley 10:56.63 2002
Docherty Cretin Derham Hall 10:56.80 2009
Trump Bloomington Jefferson 10:56.92 2000
Hubbard Becker 10:56.97 1984
Baird Stillwater Area 10:57.14 2005
Nagell Armstrong 10:57.73 2000
Volz Lakeville North 10:57.82 2007
Aukes Elmore 10:58.10 1985
Gifford Tracy-Milroy 10:58.24 2000
Stangler Albany 10:58.40 2003
Dyson Roseville Area 10:58.41 2006
Hess Paynesville Area 10:58.95 2002

Farkas Totino Grace 10:59.12 1986
Peterman New London Spicer 10:59.21 1988
Schwitzer Hopkins 10:59.25 2005
Fredrickson Elk River 10:59.31 2003
Anderson Pillager 10:59.77 1984
Gandrud Bloomington Jefferson 11:00.27 1986
Brandeland Prior Lake 11:00.59 2005
Bates Elk River 11:00.65 2007
Hartman Albert Lea 11:00.96 1987
McClellan Perham 11:00.99 2009

Higdem Willmar 11:01.18 2003
Hillstrom Northland 11:01.27 1993
Zirbes Glencoe-Silver Lake 11:01.50 2003
McCann Owatonna 11:01.71 2001
Malone Eden Prairie 11:01.89 2005
Yetzer Lakeville 11:01.96 2000
Wheeler Duluth East 11:02.14 1998
Bokman Blake 11:02.40 1987
Stacy Johnson La Crescent
11:02.94 1994
Hayden Minnetonka 11:03.14 1983

Gathje Rochester Lourdes 11:03.24 1977
Holker Hopkins Lindbergh 11:03.24 1981
Tina Forthmiller St.
11:03.37 1991
Beth Tacl St.
Cloud Cathedral
11:03.40 2005
Ward Aurora 11:03.41 1985
Pexsa Alexandria 11:03.57 1987
Burks Park Cottage Grove 11:03.79 2002
Carlson Edina 11:03.89 2005
Field Barnsville/Rothsay 11:04.02 1996
Olson Stillwater Area 11:04.05 2005

Pettit Academy of Holy Angels 11:04.07 2009
Schliep Rochester Lourdes 11:04.15 1981
Keller Paynesville Area 11:04.25 2009
Asp Lamberton 11:04.30 1981
Kroeger Lake Crystal 11:04.58 1993
Price Mankato Loyala 11:04.81 2005
Richardson Blake 11:05.02 2006
Paula Elstrom North St.
11:05.06 1996
Mock Rochester John Marshall 11:05.24 1983
Phipps Elginn Millville 11:05.30 1983