Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Thorntons: Northfield Track's First Family

We wanted to draw your attention to THIS recent story in the Northfield News about that city's "First Family" of Track and Field -- the Thorntons.

Bill Thornton, the father, was the long-time St. Olaf College men's coach. Sons Mark, the boys coach at Northfield High School, and Paul, a men's assistant for the University of Minnesota, ran for their dad at St. Olaf and followed in his coaching footsteps.

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Northfield News reporter Shane Kitzman put together a nice piece about trio, all three of whom continue to live in the town famous for "cows, colleges, and contentment."

1 comment:

Dennis said...

Great article and well deserved. First class family and first class coaches!