Saturday, April 30, 2011

Peterson, 4 x 800 are Winners for Gopher Men

The University of Minnesota men won the Drake Relays 4 x 800-meter relay title and pole vaulter Ben Peterson tied for first-place at the meet in Friday action at the historic meet.

The Gopher foursome of David Pachuta, Travis Burkstrand, Nick Hutton and Harun Abda won the 4 x 800-meter relay in a school-record time of 7:19.51.

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Peterson captured a share of the Drake Relays title in the pole vault by clearing a height of 17-0 3/4. Texas-Arlington's Jeff Rodriguez cleared the same height. The Gophers' Brock Spandl finished fifth at 16-10 3/4.

Minnesota has now won 51 titles in the history of the Drake Relays.

Minnesota’s 4 x 1,600-meter relay of Paul Hilsen, Mike Torchia, Hassan Mead and Andy Richardson finished third in a time of 16:40.29. Wisconsin, with Burnsville High School alumnus Rob Finnerty running the third leg, won the event.

The Gophers' 4 x 100-meter relay ran 41.47, but failed to advance to finals, while the 4x400-meter relay was disqualified.

In the long jump, Addison Demer placed third with a career-best leap of 24-3 3/4. Oladipo Fagbemi was ninth with a jump of 23-3 1/4. In the shot put, Trey Davis added a third-place showing with a season-best effort of 57-11.

Gopher Women ... The Gopher women had their four-year winning streak in the Drake Relays 4 x 800-meter relay snapped by Kansas State on Friday. The Golden Gophers finished third in 8:37.54 seconds. Running the relay for Minnesota was Nikki Swenson, Katie Hill, Jamie Dittmar and Elizabeth Yetzer.

Hill and Dittmar were also members of the Gophers’ distance medley relay that recorded a third-place showing in a time of 11:29.23. Missa Varpness and Stephanie Price, who helped the Gophers to the 4 x 1600-meter relay crown on Thursday, completed the DMR foursome.

Keeping with the bronze medal theme, Samantha Sonnenberg added a third-place finish in the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

Thrower Nikki Tzanakis posted the top finish among the Gophers competing on Friday at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. Tzanakis finished second in the discus with a throw of 170-7, her second-best effort of the season.

Also at Penn, the 4x100-meter relay placed seventh in the College Final with a time of 45.58 seconds. Handling the baton for the Gophers was Todea-Kay Willis, Nyoka Giles, Chimerem Okoroji and Alena Brooks. Okoroji, Giles and Brooks, along with Sharyn Dahl, ran to an 11th-place finish in the sprint medley in a time of 3:57.75.

Find complete Drake Relays results HERE.

Find Penn Relays results HERE.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Elite Meet: Live Coverage from Hamline

That concludes our coverage of the 2011 Hamline Elite Meet.

Find for complete results, HERE.

Thanks for joining us!

Girls' 4 x 400m Relay: Hopkins wins in 3:59.77 ... 2nd Prior Lake 4:00.22 ... 3rd Mounds View 4:01.98

Boys 4 x 400m Relay: Hopkins wins over Buffalo in 3:24.35 ... 2nd Wayzata 3:25.90 .. 3rd Buffalo 3:28.57

Boys' Long Jump: Trevor Yedoni of Benilde-St. Margaret's wins in 22-10 1/2 ... 2nd Devin Crawford-Tufts, Edina 21-8 1/4 ... 3rd Anthony Gustafson, Faribault 21-7 1/2

Richfield DQ-ed for a false start in the boys' 4 x 400m ...

Girls' Pole Vault: Sara Tseng of Richfield wins with 11-6 ... 2nd Hannah Linder, Apple Valley 10-9 ... 3rd Kelly Jeans, Bloomington Kennedy 10-9

It looks like we're up to seven meet records now ... with Peipenburg's 3200 and the 38-11 girls' TJ record we overlooked earlier!

Girls' 3200m: Jamie Piepenburg of Alexandria wins in Elite Meet record 10:45.84 ... 2nd maria Hauger, Shakopee 11:06.38 ... 3rd Elena Danielson, St. Clouad Cathedral 11:15.04

@400 ... Piepenburg leads Hauger in 1:17!

@800 ... Piepenburg with Hauger 10m back ... 2:36

@1200 ... Piepenburg with 10m on Hauger ... 3:56

@1600 ... Piepenburg stretching it out on Hauger ... 5:17

... Hauger is now 40m back ... with another 90m to the chase pack!

@2000 ... Piepenburg with 40m on Hauger ... 6:39

@2400 ... Piepenburg alone at 8:03 ... Hauger 8:16 ... chasers 8:31

... Piepenburg at 9:28 ... Hauger 9:43

... a meet record is possible for Piepenburg ...

Piepenburg wins in ~ 10:45 ... which should be a new record!

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Boys' 3200m: Aldis Inde of Edina wins in 9:16.89 ... 2nd Mason Ferlic, Mounds Park Acad. 9:18.92 ... 3rd Adam Zutz, St. Francis 9:21.19

@400 ... Josh Thorson of Wayzata leads a bunched pack in 77 ...

@800 ... still Thorson, the defending champ, leading at 2:21 ...

@1200 ...
still Thorson, the defending champ, leading at 3:33

@1600 ... still Thorson, with Skaret, Ferlic, Indie, in 4:43

@2000 ... Inde to the fore in 5:54

@2400 ... Inde, Ferlic, Thorson, Dado, and Zutz are in the mix ... 7:03

@2800 ... Ferlic leads Inde at the bell ...

Inde and Ferlic are waging a backstretch battle ...

Inde wins in ~ 9:18!

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The boys' 3200-meter runners are on the track ...

Girls' 200m: Analisa Huschle of Bagley/Fosston wins big in 25.37 ... earning a second title tonight ... 2nd Kalesha Taylor, Mayo 26.29 ... 3rd Taylor Nivala, Andover 26.38

Meet Record Count = 5!

Boys High Jump: Trevor Yedoni wins with Elite Meet record 6-11 ... 2nd DeAntre Smith, Roseville 6-6 ... 3rd Jamie Crum, Minnetonka 6-4

Girls' Triple Jump: Sarah Cham of Worthington wins in 38-11, a new Elite Meet Record ... 2nd Bailey Alston, Mayo 37-3 1/4 ... 3rd Analisa Huschle, Bagley/Fosston 36-6 3/4

Boys' 200m: Devin Crawford-Tufts of Edina breaks the tape in first for the third time tonight, winning in 21.91 ... 2nd Anthony Gustafson, Faribault 22.88 ... 3rd Cory Lushenko, Chisago Lakes 23.15

Boys Discus: Luke Johnson of Red Wing defends his Elite Meet title with 173-2 ... 2nd Thomas Anderson, Andover 157-11 ... 3rd Matt Wallin, Armstrong 157-6

Girls' 800m: Zenner wins third-straight Elite Meet 800m in 2:14.49 ... 2nd Taylor Scholl, Prior Lake 2:16.89 ... 3rd Kayla Huhnerkoch, Redwood Valley 2;17.26

Girls' Discus
: Maggie Ewen wins with 147-3 ... and earns DT/SP double ... 2nd Angie Guenther, White Bear Lake ... 3rd Ashley Thooft, St. Clair 122-1

Huschle beaten in girls' triple jump ... won't repeat her LJ/TJ/200 triple of 2010.

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Boys' 800m: Brian Jarvey of Wayzata wins in 1:57.78 ... 2nd Sam Leese, Edina 1:58.07 ... 3rd Matt Rosen, Jefferson 1:58.26

@400 Jackson of Forest Lake leads in ~58

Hopkins athletes have throw a lot of winners' T-shirts to the fans tonight!

Girls' 300m Hurdles: Mariah Witt of Hopkins wins in 44.89 ... 2nd Jessica January, Richfield 46.33 ... 3rd Hannah Niewald 46.57

Boys' 300m Hurdles ... Begin of Buffalo defends his Elite Meet title in 39.29 ... for his second victory of the night ... 2nd Rashad Cohen, Minnetonka 40.54 .. 3rd Connor Neal, Shakopee 40.59

Boys' Shot Put: Thomas Anderson of Andover wins in 61-0 ... 2nd Luke Johnson, Red Wing 59-1 3/4 ... 3rd Bryce Johnson Champlin Park 55-3 1/4

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For Yes/No players, we're now up to four new Elite Meet records ... girls' SP, boys' TJ, girls' 4x100, girls' 400m

Girls' 400m: Bridget Sweeney of Hopkins wins in 56.48, a new Elite Meet record ... 2nd Paige Stratioti, Duluth Central 56.78 ... 3rd Lindsy Mattson, Grand Rapids 57.80

Boys' 400m: Austin Solargo of Hopkins wins in 49.53 ... 2nd Isaac Scrantz, Owatonna 49.97 ... 3rd Jack Kangas 50.12

Girls' 4 x 100m Relay: Hopkins wins large in 48.34, a new Elite Meet Record ... 2nd Lakeville North 49.94 ... 3rd Armstrong 49.95

The rain never amounted to much here ... and has now stopped.

Boys' 4 x 100m Relay: Edina wins on Crawford-Tuft's rocket anchor in 43.26 ... 2nd East Ridge 43.36 ... 3rd Wayzata 43.59

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Sandle's TJ winning mark of 50-3 1/3 juuuuust missed the all-time Minnesota record in the event ... HERE's the all-time list.

Boys' Pole Vault: Grant Kriefer of Blake wins with 14-3 ... 2nd Tyler Colling, Forest Lake 13-9 ... 3rd Ben Besch, North Branch 13-9

Girls' 1600m:

@200 ... Nielson of Roseville leads ...

@400 ... Hauger of Shakopee leads with 1:13 ...

@800 ... Hauger leads Dyson at 2:31

@ 1200 ...
Hauger still leads Dyson ...

Becca Dyson of Roseville defends her Elite Meet title in a kick over Olson and Scholl in 5:02.20 ... 2nd Taylor School, Prior Lake ... 3rd Mara Olson, St. Louis Park 5:03.10

Boys' 1600m:
Adam Moline of Wayzata wins in 4:19.65 ... 2nd Riley Macon, Mayo 4:20.23 .. 3rd Jan Katterson, Bloomington Jefferson 4:24.54

@200 ... Blahnik of Red Wing leads ...

@400 ... Moline of Wayzata leads at 67 ...

@800 ... Moline leads a looooong string of milers in 2:13

@ 1200 ... Macon of Mayo leads in 3:18

Adam Moline wins over Macon in 4:19 ...

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Girls' 4 x 200m Relay: Roseville wins in 1:44.71 ... 2nd Prior Lake 1;45.24 ... 3rd Eastview 1;46.29

Long jump champ Huschle is seeking to repeat her Elite Meet triple for last year ... she's got the triple jump and 200m yet to do ...

Girls' Long Jump: Analisa Huschle of Bagley/Fosston defends her Elite Meet title with a leap of 18-1 1/2 ... 2nd Bree Woelber, Pipestone Area 18-1 ... 3rd Nadia Lorencz, Farmington 17-10

It's has started to rain here at Hamline ...

Boys' 4 x 200m Relay: East Ridge wins in 1:30.43 ... 2nd Brainerd 1:30.68 ... 3rd Spring Lake Park 1:31.44

Girls' High Jump: Tatyana Pashibin, Mpls Southwest wins in 5-5 ... 2nd Emma Lange, Caledonia 5-4 ... 3rd Emily Gestach, Chanhassen 5-2

For Yes/No players, that's two new Elite Meet records so far ...

Girls' Shot Put: Maggie Ewen of St. Francis wins in an Elite Meet record 45-11 3/4 ... 2nd Becci Osterdyk, Mora 44-3 1/4 ... 3rd Ashley Thooft, St. Clair 44-0 1/2

Girls' 100m: Sid'Reshia Floyd of Armstrong wins in 12.57 ... 2nd Rosey Erickson of Alexandria 12.58 ... 3rd Mary Tanoe, Hopkins 12.85

Boys' Triple Jump: Michael Sandle of Eden Prairie wins in Elite Meet record 50-3 1/4 ... 2nd Colin Pearmann, Mankato East 44-2 ... 3rd Evan Gray 44-2

Boys' 100m: Crawford-Tufts of Edina wins big ... in 10.80 ... 2nd Anthony Gustafson, Faribault 11.21... 3rd Darkabolu Gbarbea, Champlin Park 11.30

100m Hurdle champion January is seeking an Elite Meet triple: 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and long jump ... she's at the long jump now, where she'll battle defending Elite Meet champ Analisa Huschle.

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Girls' 100m Hurdles: Jessica January of Richfield wins in 15.08 ... 2nd Mariah Witt, Hopkins 15.68, 3rd Rachel Gravley, Mankato West 15.75

Boys' 110m Hurdles:
Meet record-holder Jerome Begin of Buffalo defends his Elite Meet title in 15.01 ... 2. Colin Wells, Mankato East 15.06 ... 3. Emeche Wells, Roseville 15.56

Report: Maggie Ewen of St. Francis throws Elite Meet record 46+ in shot put!

Girls' 4 x 800m Relay: 1. Mounds View 9:29.28, 2. Hopkins 9:30.04, 3. Prior Lake 9:39.70

@ 800 ... Hopkins leads in 2:21

@1600 ... still Hopkins in 4:45

@2000 ... Mounds View catches Hopkins at the final exchange ...

Mounds View catches Hopkins in the homestretch!

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Boys’ 100m finalists: Crawford-Tufts, Edina 10.97, Lushenko, Chisago Lakes 11.55, Lewis, Coon Rapids 11.50, Gbarbea, Champlin Park 11.58, Gustafson, Faribault, Jackson, Wayzata, D’Kae, Wayzata, Roti, Wayzata, and Heltemes, Anoka

Boys' 4 x 800m Relay: 1. Bemidji 8:01.15 ... 2. Buffalo 8:05.12 ... 3. Forest Lake 8:07.41

@ 800 ... Forest Lake in 1:59

@ 1600 ... still Forest Lake ... the Buffalo and Prior Lake

@ 2000 ... Forest Lake, Bemidji, and Buffalo in a blanket exchange!

Bemidji wins in 8:01.14, unofficially.

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Girls' 100m Finalists ... Tanoe, Hopkins 12.84, Floyd, Armstrong 12.87, Erickson, Alexandria 12.88, Beckman, Eastview 13.05, Egwin, Eagan 13.08, Seberson, Waseca 13.25, Anyaogu, Lakeville North 13.29, Taylor, Mayo 13.32, and Pierce, Roseville 13.40.

Girls' 100m Heat 3: Tanoe of Hopkins wins ...

Heat winners and the next fastest times advance in the boys' and girls' 100m dashes ... we'll post official results as soon as we have them.

Girls' 100m Heat 2: Floyd of Armstrong wins ...

Girls' 100m Heat 1 (of 3): Defending Elite Meet champion Rosey Erickson of Alexandria wins ...

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Boys' 100m Heat 2: Lushenko of Chisago Lake wins ...

Boys' 100m Heat 1: Crawford-Tufts of Edina wins ...

Entrants in Heat 1 of the boys' 100m prelims are setting their blocks ...

The national anthem is being played ...

They're introducing the girls' long jump participants now ...

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Welcome to Down the Backstretch's live, on-site coverage of the Hamline Elite-Meet. We're reporting live from Klas Field at Hamline University in St. Paul.

To enjoy the meet as it happens, just refresh your browser window regularly for event-by-event coverage of the meet. The latest coverage will appear at the top of this page, older news will be collected beneath.

Weather Update: At 5:00 p.m. the temperature in St. Paul was 58 degrees, with 12 mph winds from the southeast ... there's some wet weather moving in on the radar screen, however.

Running and field events will commence at 5:30 p.m.

In the meantime, we offer you the following helpful links ...

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Reviewing and Previewing the Elite Meet

Down the Backstretch had the honor again this year of providing a meet review and preview for the program of tonight's Hamline Elite Meet.

To get folks in the mood for meet -- whether they plan to attend in person or follow the action live on
DtB starting at 5:15 p.m. -- we're posting the piece here as well.

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Entering its sixth year, the Hamline Elite Meet has created an album’s worth of memories for the athletes, coaches, parents, and fans fortunate enough to share in this unique track and field competition. On the nine-lane Klas Field track before you and on the fields in and around the red oval, Minnesota’s top high school track and field athletes have waged homestretch battles, set records, and confirmed their status as the “elite” of their sport.

Tonight, another bumper crop of Minnesota’s finest is destined to etch new athletic feats into memory for themselves and for anyone fortunate enough to witness their exploits. With talent, perseverance, and a dash of good fortune, we’ll witness efforts tonight like those that stay with us from previous Hamline Elite Meets.

Like, the double victory Alicia Rue earned in the inaugural 2006 Elite Meet. The future Golden Gopher All-American became the meet’s first double winner, winning the 100-meter hurdles and establishing what is still the meet record in the pole vault at 12-3.

And who can forget Mike Torchia and his win in the 2006 Elite Meet 3200m? The Rochester Lourdes star ran a solo 8:59.19 -- a mark that remains the meet record despite challenges to it by the remarkable crop of distance runners in the years that followed.

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Fans at the 2007 meet saw Forest Lake’s Kristie Buerkle establish meet records in the 200m and 400m. In boys’ action, Irondale’s Andy Richardson established himself as a fan favorite winning the first of two consecutive 1600m crowns with his patented kamikaze start and furious finish.

Despite the rain at the 2008 meet, Wayzata’s Jordan Helgren, Minnesota’s most decorated female triple-jumper, won her signature event in a meet record 37-11 ¾. Likewise, Kasson-Mantorville’s Micah Hegerle found enough footing in the discus circle to mark a meet record 179-11.

In 2009, on a chilly April night, fans left Klas Field buzzing about Buffalo’s Zach Mellon and his “double triple.” Mellon won an unprecedented third straight Elite Meet 800m crown and was a triple winner at the meet itself, anchoring the Bison’s champion 4x 400 and 4 x 800 meter relay teams. In the field, Blaine’s Nicole Murphey defended her long jump title with a record-setting leap of 18-1 ¾.

Last year, Bagley/Fosston’s Analisa Huschle made the headlines becoming the first athlete to win three individual events at the Elite Meet. Huschle topped Murphey in the long jump, won the triple jump with a 37-2 ¾ mark, and took the 200m in 25.43.

This year Huschle, the Minnesota all-time record-holder in the long jump, will attempt her triple again. Whether or not she succeeds could depend on the exploits of another athlete attempting to win three events at the meet. Richfield sophomore Jessica January, the fastest 100m and 300m hurdler in the state last year, will attempt to win those events as well as the long jump at tonight’s meet.

Other girls’ events to pay close attention to include the 800m, where Fergus Falls’ Haylie Zenner, the event record-holder, aims to win her third-straight Elite Meet title; the 400m and 3200m, where defending champions and meet record-holders Erica Dombro of Highland Park and Maria Hauger of Shakopee will try to defend their 2010 crowns; and the discus where St. Francis’ Maggie Ewen seeks to defend her 2010 title.

On the boys side, Red Wing’s Luke Johnson will attempt to defend the shot put and discus crowns he won last year; defending 300m hurdle champ Jerome Begin of Buffalo looks to defend his title and improve upon his meet record; and Edina’s Devin Crawford-Tufts, the second-faster Minnesota high school 100m runner of all time and #5 all-time at 200m, will attempt to win the Elite Meet sprint double.

But, expect surprises too! In competition like the Hamline Elite Meet, it’s impossible to predict who might emerge unexpectedly victorious. Perhaps some unheralded athlete will make the Elite Meet stage his or her own, and add to the history of the meet in one smashing effort, etching new memories into the annals of this unique athletic event.

Gopher Women Win Drake 4 x 1600m Again

Is it officially a Drake dynasty?

For the third straight year and the fifth time in the last six editions of "America's Athletic Classic," the University of Minnesota women are the Drake Relays 4 x 1600-meter relay champions.

Yesterday, the Gopher quartet of Nikki Swenson, Missa Varpness, Stephanie Price, and Elizabeth Yetzer teamed to win the event in 19:06.52, outrunning Iowa, the runners-up at 19:17.52.

Anchorwoman Yetzer, who took the baton from Price in second place, collected her fourth career Drake Relays title in the 4 x 1600m. She is the first Gopher to accomplish the feat. Overall, the Lakeville North alumnus has won five Drake titles in her Gopher career.

“All the previous legs had run strong,” Yetzer said in a Gopher media release. “I was okay to be in second place. I was actually excited that I got to race someone. It was an advantage for me because I got to tuck behind the Iowa runner and avoid the wind a little bit.”

The Minnesota men kicked off competition at Drake as well. Mike Shelendich ran 1:54.39 for fifth in the unseeded 800-meter run. Joe McFarland placed 10th in the race with a time of 1:56.01.

Kevin Lachowitzer was 9th in the 5,000 meters running 14:19.15.

Find complete Drake Relays results HERE.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Defending Champs Returning to TC 1 Mile

Two-time event winner David Torrence and Olympian Anna Pierce will return to defend their USA 1 Mile Road titles at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12, event organizer Twin Cities In Motion announced today.

The pair will battle for $22,500 in prize money, plus a pair of $10,000 time bonuses.

Torrence, the men’s record-holder on the Nicollet Mall course, is the lone runner to break four-minutes in the six-year history of the event. The San Francisco resident clocked 3 minutes, 59.3 seconds for his victory in 2009. Last year, Torrence confirmed his mastery of the event winning in 4:04.0.

Torrence’s 2009 barrier-breaking win kept his budding racing career alive, thanks to the $10,000 bonus he earned for his sub-4:00 winning time.

“It was probably one of the biggest breaks for my career as a post-collegiate athlete,” Torrence said in a media release. “At the time, I was unsponsored and living off of prize money from races. By crossing the line first under 4 minutes, I received the generous $10,000 bonus that essentially funded my running career for the next year. The financial security that winning the race brought allowed me to train full time and improve drastically.”

To date, the $10,000 women’s time bonus for a winning time under 4:32.0 has yet to be claimed. Shannon Rowbury, the 2009 champion, has come closest, setting the course record at 4:33.4. Defending champion Pierce, however, has her sights set on a both a win and a course record time in 2011. She won last year’s race in 4:34.6.

“Last year was my first time running the one mile race in Minneapolis, so I understand the course much better this year,” the Mammoth Lakes, California resident said. “I’m anticipating a good race and hope to break the course record. It was a very fun race and I am looking forward to coming back to run it again this year! I was impressed with the waves of runners and the crowds were so supportive.”

The USA 1 Mile Road Championship races are just two of seven waves of racing taking place on May 12, Racing at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile kicks off at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, and culminates with the USA Championships races at 7:53 p.m. (women) and 8:03 p.m. (men).

Find more information HERE.

Yes/No: Six New Records at Hamline Elite Meet?

Down the Backstretch is here to fulfill all your Hamline Elite Meet needs! First, play Yes/No on DtB. Then, if you can't actually attend the meet yourself, follow the action with our exclusive live coverage of the meet on Friday night.

Many of the top high school athletes in the state will compete at this unique meet including Devin Crawford-Tufts from Edina, Michael Sandle of Eden Prairie, and Luke Johnson of Red Wing on the boys side. Among the girls, be sure to watch for Analisa Huschle of Bagley/Fosston, Jessica January of Richfield, and Maggie Ewen of St. Francis

Last year we asked you how many meet records would be broken at the Elite Meet. We liked the question so much, we are going to try it again...

Y/N: Will six or more meet records be tied or broken at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday?

In 2010, nine meet records were tied or broken. In 2009, there were seven meet records tied or broken.

To research your answer try these links:

Elite Meet Entries

Elite Meet Records

Elite Meet Results

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 5:30 P.M. CST, Friday, April 29th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will offer a bonus for participants making their 2011 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My answer: Yes

Last week's question was: Will Todea-Kay Willis long jump 20 feet or further at LSU on Saturday? The correct answer was yes. Willis bested all competitors and jumped 21-1 1/2 this week. Twenty-seven contestants answered correctly this week. Rachel Karel, Pat Foley and Jesse Schoen are all tied for the lead with 9 points.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gopher Men Dropped from NCAA Top-25

This season, the University of Minnesota men's track and field team had enjoyed the enviable position of being the only Big Ten men's program ranked in the top-25 of the NCAA Division I outdoor rankings.

With the release of the latest NCAA rankings yesterday, however, the Gophers suddenly find themselves out of the top-25 and looking up at a pair of conference rivals in the the top-25.

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The Gopher men are ranked #32 in the current rankings, down 16 spots from last week. Penn State, at #17, and Wisconsin, at #22, lead the Gophers in the rankings.

Texas A&M now leads the men's rankings, followed by LSU and Florida State.

The Gopher women leaped 26 spots in the rankings this week to match the men at #32. Only Indiana, at #30, outpaces the Gophers among Big Ten schools.

LSU is #1 in the women's rankings, followed by Texas A&M and Oregon.

Find complete rankings HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Olympians Converge on Duluth This Week

A pair of U.S. Olympic distance runners will make separate appearances in Duluth in the next two days.

Duluth native Kara Goucher, fresh off her fifth-place finish at the Boston Marathon in a PR 2:24:50, will offer a presentation based on her new book Kara Goucher's Running for Women. The presentation, which is limited to 150 attendees, will take place at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Spirit of the North Theater of the Fitger's Brewery Complex.

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Tickets for the presentation, which can be purchased at the Duluth Running Company, are $5, with proceeds going to the Young Athletes' Foundation. A book signing will follow the presentation -- it is free and open to the public.

Find complete details HERE.

On Wednesday, three-time Olympian and seven-time USA champion Suzy Favor Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the Essentia Health Fit-n-Fun Middle School Assemblies in Duluth.

Hamilton, a U.S. Olympian at 1500-meters in 1992, 1996 and 2000, will give presentations to Duluth students Wednesday at Woodland Middle School and Thursday at Morgan Park Middle School.

“We are thrilled to have Suzy joining us for this youth program,” said Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon. “She is an American running star and she will have a great message for the students.”

Hamilton’s running career started in Stevens Point, Wis., where she won 11 state high school titles and went on to run at the University of Wisconsin. She won four Big Ten Athlete of the Year Awards and was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Decade for the 1990s.

Hamilton, 42, resides in Madison, Wis., and travels across the country giving motivational speeches.

Find more information on Favor Hamilton HERE.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Willis Lands Gopher Long Jump Record

University of Minnesota sophomore Todea-Kay Willis landed in the Gopher record book with a school record 21-1 1/2 long jump victory at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday.

In the lead after preliminary competition at 20-7 1/4 , Willis fouled her fourth jump before marking the effort that broke Liz Roehrig's existing school record by one-quarter of an inch. Willis, a native of Mavis Bank, Jamaica, fouled her final attempt.

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Willis, who also finished 7th in the triple jump at 39-3, was one of three Gopher victors at the meet. Nikki Tzanakis added another, winning the discus with a throw of 164-4. Gopher Kim Hovey was fifth in the event with a toss of 150-5.

Ben Peterson of the Gopher men's team also traveled to the meet where he won the pole vault with an outdoor season-best height of 17-7 3/4.

On the track, Chimerem Okoroji placed 10th in the invitational 100-meter dash with a career-best 11.63, the fourth-best time in Gopher history. Okoroji added another career-best performance in the 200 meters finishing third in 24.22, tying the seventh-fastest time in school history.

The Gophers collected a pair of top-five finishes in the 400-meter hurdles. Sharyn Dahl placed second in 59.25 seconds. Kelly Stalpes was fifth with 1:00.63.

Other top five finishes for the Gophers were Nyoka Giles, fourth in the 100-meter dash open race with a season-best 11.89; Samantha Sonnenberg fourth in the pole vault with 13-2 1/4, and Natalie Devine fourth in the high jump at 5-7.

The Gopher relays both placed fifth with the 4x100-meter relay of Willis, Giles, Okoroji and Alena Brooks running 45.36 seconds and the 4x400-meter relay of Dahl, Giles, Brooks and Stalpes clocking 3:39.68.

The Minnesota women also competed at the Iowa Musco Twilight in Iowa City on Saturday. Cassy Opitz and Maggie Bollig notched a 1-2 finish in the 1,500 meters. Opitz ran a time of 4:36.89, while Bollig was clocked in 4:37.26. Kelsey Joson won the triple jump with a leap of 37-7 3/4. Paige Orcutt finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 11:02.20.

Gopher Men ... The Minnesota men’s track & field team captured four event titles at the Iowa Musco Twilight meet.

The Gophers won three events on the track. Harun Abda won the 400 meters with a time of 47.25 seconds. Travis Burkstrand ran a personal-best 3:49.77 to win the 1,500 meters, while Steve Sulkin clocked a time of 14:39.69 to capture the 5,000 meters.

Winning in the field was shot putter Trey Davis. Davis landed a throw of 56-10. He added a fifth-place showing in the discus with 168-11. Micah Hegerle finished second overall in the hammer with a throw of 209-3.

Minnesota collected three other runner-up finishes. David Pachuta was second in the 800 meters with a career-best time of 1:48.91. Oladipo Fagbemi placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 49-3 3/4. The Gophers’ 4x400-meter relay of John Holton, Pachuta, Fagbemi, and Jacob Capek was second at 3:12.55.

Adding third-place finishes for the Gophers were Sean Duling in the 110-meter high hurdles at 14.42 and Addison Demer in the long jump with 22-11 3/4.

Find complete LSU Alumni Gold results HERE. Find Musco Twilight Results HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Yes/No: Willis Over 20-Feet at LSU Long Jump?

The University of Minnesota Women are running at two track meets this weekend. Many team members are at LSU competing in the Alumni Gold Open. The rest of the squad is running in the Iowa Musco Twilight Meet. This is the last track meet for the team before the Drake Relays and then the Conference, Regional, and National Meets.

13.1 Mpls

LSU is among the very few elite track teams in the nation, year in and year out. The present season is no exception and the Lady Tigers currently sit at #2 in the national track rankings.

The long jump will showcase some of those great athletes and the Gophers will counter with their best horizontal jumper - Todea-Kay Willis. How will she fare in Louisiana...

Y/N: Will Todea-Kay Willis long jump 20 feet or further at LSU on Saturday?

Willis has jumped 20-1 and 19-10 3/4 in her two outdoor meets in April. During the indoor season, Willis jumped over 20 feet twice including 20-3 to place second at the Big Ten Indoor Conference Meet. In 2010, Willis won the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Meet with a leap of 20-9 1/4.

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 10:00 A.M. CST, Saturday, April 23th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will offer a bonus for participants making their 2011 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My answer: No

Last week's question was: Will Kara Goucher finish among the top five females at the Boston Marathon on Monday? The correct answer was yes. Goucher finished fifth in a personal best 2:24:52. Thirty-five contestants answered correctly this week. Rachel Karel is in first place with nine points. Pat Foley and Jesse Schoen are tied for second with eight points.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.

Miles' Lists: Retired and Non-Championship Events

Here's the final installment of the Miles' Lists, the comprehensive 2010 and all-time Minnesota boys' high school track and field performance lists compiled by Tim and Bill Miles.

Find complete Miles' Lists -- for 2010 and previous years -- at THIS link.

Retired and Non-Championships Events


9.6 Mark Lutz, Rochester Mayo 1969-70
9.6 Merlin Schauer, Delano 1971
9.7 Pat Clark, Rochester Lourdes 1956
9.7 Butch Miller, Minneapolis Central 1960
9.7 Pete Shea, Richfield 1966
9.7 Bob Timm, Cooper 1967
9.7 Randy Timm, Cooper 1973
9.7 Mike Yost, Mounds View 1975
9.7 Rick Kjosling, Litchfield 1975
9.7 Elwin Burditte, Minnetonka 1976
9.7 Jeff Byrd, Minneapolis Central 1978
9.7 Jeff Brostrom, LaCrescent 1979
9.8 Clayton Burkstrand, Minneapolis Central 1952
9.8 Bob Hageman, Rochester 1953
9.8 Tom Caswell, Blake 1956
9.8 Jim White, Hibbing 1961
9.8 Bill Stevens, Blake 1962
9.8 Blaine Chatham, Minneapolis Central 1963-4
9.8 Dave Larkin, SP Mechanic Arts 1965
9.8 Terry Larson, Stillwater 1966
9.8 Ron Dachis, St Louis Park 1967
9.8 Paul Bearman, St Louis Park 1967
9.8 Dwayne Bowles, Minneapolis Central 1969
9.8 Greg Kloss, Brainerd 1976
9.8 Robert Blakely, SP Cental 1977-8

20.7 Mark Lutz, Rochester Mayo 1970
21.3 Jim White, Hibbing 1961
21.4 Frank Jordan, Mankato 1948
21.5 Tom Hardy, Austin 1962
21.6 Butch Miller, Minneapolis Central 1960
21.6 Mike Gillham, St Louis Park 1962
21.6 Jeff Haines, Minnetonka 1962
21.7 Burie Carmichael, Minneapolis Central 1952
21.7 John Goebel, Hill 1966
21.7 Pete Shea, Richfield 1966
21.8 Ray Nevala, Embarass 1951
21.8 Dan Barklind, Mechanic Arts 1962
21.8 Bill Terriquez, St. Louis Park 1966

1:22.90 David Platner, Eden Prairie 2009 [1:22.34 600m)
1:22.7 Mark Becker, Edina 1969
1:22.95 Frank Falzone, Stillwater 2009 [1:22.39 600m)
1:23.8 Jim Lieb, Minneapolis Southwest 1974
1:24.3 Barry Papermaster, St Louis Park 1972
1:24.3 Skip Chalker, Edina East 1974
1:24..7 Jim Bergen, Stillwater 1978

3:51.11 Ben Blankenship, Stillwater Area 2007 [equal 4:07.94 1600)
3:55.87 Andrew Richardson, Irondale 2007 [equal 4:13.05 1600)
3:59.69 Derek Mattila, Staples-Motley 1997 [equal 4:17.15 1600)

14:34.06 Elliott Heath, Winona 2007

14.08 Niles Deen, St Paul Como Park 1994
14.97 Rupert Bannerman-Thompson, Roseville Area 2005

19.0 Bill McNee, Alexander Ramsey 1965
19.0 Tom Luckemeyer, St Cloud Tech 1974
19.2 Roy Henriksen, Alexander Ramsey 1960
19.2 Tony Lynch, Intl Falls 1962
19.2 Ralph Wirtz, Coon Rapids 1967
19.2 Bob Daly, St Louis Park 1967
19.2 Kevin Ault, White Bear Lake 1969
19.2 Mike Jauss, Montevideo 1972
19.3 Al Montgomery, SP Washington 1966-7
19.3 Jeff Luedeke, Richfield 1967
19.3 Mark Becker, Edina 1969
19.3 John Bonstrom, Richfield 1970
19.3 Dave Carlson, St Louis Park 1970
19.3 Jerry Johnson, Moorhead 1971
19.3 Rich Nodland, Alexandria 1972
19.3 Greg Schmidt, Alexander Ramsey 1972
19.3 Jim Billingsley, White Bear Lake 1973
19.3 Larry Raddatz, South St Paul 1973
19.3 Jeff Hawkins, Elk River 1974
19.3 George Csathy, Robbinsdale 1977

55.02 Peter Stuart, Blaine 2001
55.17 Niles Deneen, St Paul Como Park 1994
57.42 Steve Floyd, Park Center 2000
57.46 Michael Williams, St. Cloud Tech 2002
57.60 Chris Mattke, Elgin-Millville 2000
57.5 JJ Beckstrand, Atwater-GC/Cosmos 1992

(no water jumps)
4:43.0 Ron Graham, SP Highland Park 1973

(with water jumps)
5:54.04 Luke Watson, Stillwater 1998
5:57.78 Jake Watson, Stillwater 2004
6:02.5 Derek Mattila, Staples-Motley 1997
6:10.44 Eric Klingaman, Staples-Motley 1998
6:11.2 Scott Hebel, Burnsville 1986
6:11.83 Josh Gerber, Wayzata 2005
6:11.98 Jon Francis, Stillwater 2000
6:14.75 Ryan Kollman, Centennial 1996
6:16.00 Keith Donovan, Chaska 1989
6:20.61 Jackson Wiley, Eden Prairie 2007
6:20.87 John Davis, Eden Prairie 2007
6:22.3 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie 1984
6:22.3 Pat Hoard, Wayzata 1992

9:28.2 Tim O'Donnell, Simley 1975
9:29.18 Pat Hoard, Wayzata 1993
9:34.87 Luke Watson, Stillwater 1998
9:39.3 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie 1984
9:42 Bob Fahey, Cretin 1976
9:48.10 Derek Mattila, Staples-Motley 1997
9:51.19 Forrest Tahdooahnippah, St. Paul Central 2002
9:56.3 Dave Sjogren, Mounds View 1986

3:25.60 Buffalo 2009
(Ben Stevens, Tim Ernster,
Taylor Vick, Zach Mellon)
3:27.2* Burnsville 1978 (3:28.5*)
3:27.4 Edina East 1974 (3:28.7y)
3:28.1 White Bear Mariner 1979
3:28.2 Rochester JM 1976 (3:29.5y)
3:28.3* White B Mariner 1978 (3:29.6*)
3:28.4 Mounds View 1976 (3:29.7y)
3:28.8 Wayzata 1977 (3:30.1y)
3:29.16 Bloom Jefferson 1984
3:29.0 Albert Lea 1977 (3:30.3y)
3:29.47 Stillwater 1996
3:29.2 Albert Lea 1976 (3:30.5y)
3:29.5 Rochester JM 1972 (3:30.8y)
3:29.85 Burnsville 1996
3:30.1 Rochester JM 1974 (3:31.4y)
3:30.36 Stillwater 1986
3:30.2 Rochester Mayo 1976 (3:31.5y)
3:30.4 White Bear Lake 1978 (3:31.7y)
3:30.79 Park 1992
3:30.91 Stillwater 1998
3:30.7 Mounds View 1975 (3:32.0y)
3:30.7 Stillwater 1977 (3:32.0y)
3:30.7 Burnsville 1977 (3:32.0y)
3:30.98 Stewartville 1996
3:30.8 Moorhead 1972 (3:32.1y)
3:30.8 Simley 1976 (3:32.2y)
3:31.10 St Cloud Apollo 1983
3:31.19 Stewartville 1995
3:31.0 Northfield 1985
3:31.26 Stewartville 1994
3:31.1 Edina East 1975 (3:32.5y)
3:31.2 Moorhead 1971 (3:32.6y)
3:31.53 Stillwater 1991
3:31.3 White Bear Lake 1972 (3:32.7y)
3:31.63 Eagan 1994
3:31.4 Edina 1970 (3:32.8y)
3:31.4 St Paul Cretin 1975 (3:32.8y)
3:31.69 Stillwater 1992
3:31.5 Minnetonka 1988
3:31.6 Rochester JM 1975 (3:33.0y)
3:31.8 Rosemount 2008
3:32.12 Blaine 1983
3:31.9 Rochester JM 1978 (3:33.3y)

3:32.23 Apple Valley 1991
3:32.0 Hill-Murray 1987
3:32.0 Mounds View 1977 (3:33.4y)
3:32.38 Rosemount 2007
3:32.3 Bloom Lincoln 1978 (3:33.7y)
3:32.56 Moorhead 1987
3:32.4 Albert Lea 1973 (3:33.8y)
3:32.4 Osseo 1976 (3:33.8y)
3:32.72 White Bear Lake 1998
3:32.5 Edina 1969 (3:33.9y)
3:32.5 Minneapolis Washburn 1970 (3:33.9y)
3:32.5 White B Mariner 1974 (3:33.9y)
3:32.5 Simley 1975 (3:33.9y)
3:32.77 Apple Valley 1983
3:32.6 Albert Lea 1980
3:32.6 Alex Ramsey 1973 (3:34.0y)
3:32.6 Bloom Kennedy 1973 (3:34.0y)
3:32.6 Blue Earth 1976 (3:34.0y)
3:32.7 White B Mariner 1976 (3:34.1y)
3:32.98 Bloom Jefferson 1985
3:32.8 St Paul Park 1970 (3:34.2y)
3:32.9 Osseo 1975 (3:34.3y)
3:32.9 Park Center 1977 (3:34.3y)
3:32.9 Blaine 1984
3:33.17 St Cloud Apollo 1987
3:33.18 Bloom Jefferson 1982
3:33.0 Burnsville 1981
3:33.0 Minneapolis South 1984
3:33.33 Forest Lake 1995
3:33.1 Edina 1971 (3:34.5y)
3:33.1 Austin 1973 (3:34.5y)
3:33.1 White Bear Lake 1985
3:33.34 Faribault 1996
3:33.41 Minneapolis South 1993
3:33.41 Wayzata 1994
3:33.2 Bloom Lincoln 1970 (3:34.6y)
3:33.2 Burnsville 1972 (3:34.6y)
3:33.2 Robb Cooper 1979
3:33.2 Forest Lake 1985
3:33.2 Stillwater 1985

10:10.68 Willmar 2007
(Kaafi Adeys, Zack Coquyt,
Abdi Awale, Mustufa Yusuf)
10:12.67 Lakeville South 2007
10:13.43 Winona 2004
10:22.23 Stillwater Area 1998
10:22.87 Rochester Mayo 1976 (10:27.0y)
10:29.3 Austin 1986
10:30.9 Rochester JM 1976 (10:35.0y)
10:31.57 Wayzata 2010
10:33.53 Burnsville 2005
10:33.7 Rochester JM 1974 (10:37.9y)
10:34.4 Winona 1985
10:34.82 Burnsville 2006
10:35.2 Minneapolis Southwest 1974 (10:39.4y)
10:35.7 Mounds View 1969 (10:39.9y)
10:35.9 Winona 1974 (10:40.1y)
10:36.57 Mounds View 2000
10:37.5 St Louis Park 1964 (10:41.7y)
10:38.3 Rochester JM 1978 (10:42.5y)
10:38.4 Winona 1978 (10:42.6y)
10:39.0 Rochester JM 1986
10:39.1 Rochester JM 1981
10:39.2 Owatonna 1981
10:39.3 North St Paul 1969 (10:43.5y)
10:39.94 Winona 2007
10:39.9 Rochester Mayo 1980
10:40.4 Owatonna 1976 (10:44.6y)
10:40.8 Faribault 1985

4 x 1600 METER RELAY (w/ Baton)
17:22.17 Willmar 2007 (17:29.09y)
(Kaafi Adeys, Mahad Hassan,
Mustufa Yusuf, Mohamed Bedel)
17:31.28 Lakeville North 2006 (17:38.26y)
17:44.3 Stillwater 2004
17:49.8 Stillwater 1998
17:54.5 Osseo 1985
18:03.4 Minneapolis Central 1964 (18:10.5y)
18:18.5 Minneapolis Southwest 1974 (18:25.7y)
18:20.6 Mounds View 1969 (18:27.9y)
18:21.1 Stillwater 2006
18:21.9 Osseo 1972 (18:29.2y)

186-8 Edwin Alberts, Winona 1929
177-10 Louis Alberts, Winona 1926
176-8 Paul Hecimovich, Coleraine 1932
176-0 Karl Schjoll, Northfield 1919
174-4 Clarence Munn, Mpls North 1928
172-5 Lloyd Parsons, Mpls Roosevelt 1936
170-8 Ken Dollarhide, Montevideo 1933

“Straddle Style” HIGH JUMP
6-6.75 Tom Stuart, Breckinridge 1963

5418 Kevin Wolf, Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony 2007

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spandl Shares Big Ten Weekly Honor

Minnesota pole vaulter and multi-eventer Brock Spandl was named the Co-Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week after his debut decathlon last weekend.

Spandl placed second at the California Invitational Decathlon scoring 7384 points, the sixth-best score in Gopher history in the event. His score tops the Big Ten this season and ranks #17 in the nation.

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Spandl’s highest-scoring performance in the decathlon was, not surprisingly, the pole vault. Spandl cleared a season-best 17-0 3/4 in the event.

Spandl shared the weekly honor with Penn State thrower Joe Kovacs.

Miles' Lists: Boys 300-Meter Hurdles

Here's the penultimate installment of the Miles' Lists, the comprehensive 2010 and all-time Minnesota boys' high school track and field performance lists compiled by Tim and Bill Miles.

Tomorrow, we'll close the book on 2010 boys' high school performances with retired and non-championship event lists.

Boys' 300-Meter Hurdles

2010 BESTS
37.89 R.J. Alowonle 10 Park
37.97 Brian Grand 12 North Branch
38.07 Jerome Begin 11 Buffalo
38.52 Zach Vraa 12 Rosemount
38.72 Will Darling 12 Austin
38.76 Jordan Jarland 12 Lanesboro/Fillmore Central
38.83 Brady Johnson 12 Woodbury
38.86 Larry Frazier 12 Robbinsdale Cooper
38.90 Aaron Courtright 12 Blaine
39.03 Joel Bauman 12 Benson/Kerkhove-Murdock-Sunburg
39.21 Emeche Wells 10 Roseville Area
39.25 Rashawn Fountain 10 Eden Prairie
39.30 Trevor Koester 12 Glencoe-Silver Lake
39.35 Anthony Puckett 12 Mayer Lutheran
39.45 Nathan Carr 12 Blue Earth Area
39.48 Dan Knapper 12 Renville County West/MACCRAY
39.52 Matt Buhmann 12 Elk River
39.87 Tommy Tjepkes 12 Plainview-Elgin-Millville
39.89 Dustin Britten 12 Grand Rapids
39.95 Tony Szech 12 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
39.97 Naakoo Omot 11 Worthington
40.03 Graham Stock 12 Mankato West
40.04 Marshall Davis 11 Stillwater Area
39.8 Blake Bordson 12 Hutchinson
40.06 Travis Collins 11 Delano
40.07 Luke Beigle 11 North St. Paul
40.13 Matt Zietlow 12 Rochester Mayo
40.15 Mark Rice 12 Maple Grove
40.15 Sam Stokes-Cerkvenik 11 Virginia
40.24 Mark Pederson 11 Rocori
40.27 Connor Neal 10 Shakopee
40.28 Michael Golling 12 Moorhead
40.29 Luke Pennington 10 Little Falls
40.36 Rashad Cohen 10 Minnetonka
40.39 Vincent Richardson 12 Simley
40.46 Anton Hesse 11 Minneapolis Southwest
40.47 Chris Rader 12 Coon Rapids
40.48 Antonio Haynie 11 Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony
40.52 Enrique Gutierrez 11 Shakopee
40.52 Wilbur Hubbard 11 Roseville Area
40.55 Michael Jenson 12 Zimmerman
40.64 Adam Bungum 10 Trition
40.66 Cole Fuchs 10 Byron
40.68 Conor Manning 10 Rosemount
40.68 Amos Schmidt 12 Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale
40.70 Dylan Hass 11 Princeton
40.70 James Greiner 11 Eveleth-Gilbert
40.74 Mike Richter 12 White Bear Lake Area
40.78 Justin Emmerich 11 Andover
40.83 Shandon Jones 12 Pipestone Area
40.84 Seth Treptow 11 United South Central/Alden-Conger
40.86 Andrew Gutknecht 10 Buffalo
40.86 Greg Muller 12 Luverne
40.95 Justin Murray 12 North Branch
40.96 Cameron Young 11 Minneapolis Washburn
40.99 Marty Mueller 12 St. Michael-Albertville
41.01 Chris Parrill 12 Irondale
41.03 Eric Krupke 10 Eastview
41.03 Lamont Diggs 12 Fridley
41.07 Davis Ellingson 11 Stillwater Area
41.08 Jeremy Schendel 11 Willmar
41.08 Jesse Kipp 12 Fergus Falls
41.10 Will Diepholz 12 Eagan
41.10 Dan Vagle 12 St. Paul Highland Park
41.12 Angus Stoudt 10 Minnetonka
41.14 Justin McMurty 11 Fairmont
41.17 John Brisbois 10 Eden Prairie
41.17 Derrick Mora 11 Eagan
41.19 Derek Heussner 12 Orono
41.19 Jordan Sefon 11 Richfield
41.20 Ryan DeRoeck 12 Sartell-St. Stephen
41.20 Gathin Veldhuizen 11 Pipestone Area
41.21 Brandon Berger 11 Worthington
41.0 Denis Mikulic 12 Mounds View
41.26 Erik Bye 10 Moorhead
41.27 Cody Cannon 11 Morris Area
41.28 Louis Gilbertson 12 Mahtomedi
41.29 Nathan Kudo 12 St. Paul Central/Open
41.29 Taylor Bodin 12 Renville County West/MACCRAY
41.33 Braxton Ball 12 Hermantown

1 RJ Alowonle, 10, Park Cottage Grove 37.89
2 Brian Grand, 12, North Branch 37.97
3 Brady Johnson, 12, Woodbury 38.83
4 Aaron Courtright, 12, Blaine 38.90
5 Jerome Begin, 11, Buffalo 38.92
6 Emeche Wells, 10, Roseville 39.21
7 Zach Vraa, 12, Rosemount 39.89
8 Matthew Buhmann, 12, Elk River 40.49
9 Mark Rice, 12, Maple Grove 41.34

1 Jordan Jarland, 12, Lanesboro/FillmoreCen 38.76
2 Anthony Puckett, 12, Mayer Lutheran 39.42
3 Joel Bauman, 12, Benson/Kerk-Murd-Sunb 39.44
4 Nathan Carr, 12, Blue Earth Area 39.45
5 Tommy Tjepkes, 12, Plainview-Elgn-Milvll 40.03
6 Trevor Koester, 12, Glencoe-Silver Lake 40.51
7 Tony Szech, 12, LongPrairie-GreyEagle 41.02
8 James Greiner, 11, Eveleth-Gilbert 41.09
9 Dan Knapper, 12, Maccray 41.56

36.97 Dan Bannister, Minneapolis North 1987
37.39 Mitch Potter, St Michael-Albertville 1999
37.65 Soliman Sayedi, Burnsville 2001
37.78 Peter Stuart, Blaine 2001
37.80 Snonsio Boyd-Weah, Park Center 2009
37.85 Nick Lagos, White Bear Lake 2001
37.89 R. J. Alowonle, Park 2010
37.90 Mike Hoven, Bemidji 1982
37.93 Jim Luff, Chisago Lakes 1983
37.97 Brian Grand, North Branch 2010
38.01 Mike Siskin, Wayzata 1978
38.01 Brent Langford, Fairmont 1984
37.8 Bob Sobieck, Alexander Ramsey 1981
38.07 Jerome Begin, Buffalo 2010
38.10 Kevin Constable, Hopkins 1983
38.12 Kirk Johnson, Minneapolis Central 1982
38.13 Jared Lazer, Sauk Rapids-Rice 2002
38.14 Lawrence Lipsey, Bloomington Kennedy 2004
38.22 Adam Kress, Roseville 1996
38.0 Randy Christopherson, Marshall 1978
38.25 Matt Griswold, Totino Grace 2007
38.29 Craig Fredrickson, Detroit Lakes 1996
38.30 P.J. Nelson, Grand Rapids 2003
38.32 Tim Meyer, Moorhead 1987
38.33 Nicholas Dalske, Coon Rapids 2007
38.36 Mosic Greenprice, Buffalo 2007
38.38 Havis Wade, St. Paul Harding 1989
38.39 Roberto Tapiz, Monticello 1999
38.41 Tom Peterson, Jefferson, 1978
38.42 Niles Deneen, St P Como Park 1994
38.43 Tim Warner, Owatonna 1981
38.2 Terry Babler, Borup 1979
38.2 Rick Steblay, Elk River 1979
38.2 Tim Boeck, Westbrook 1982
38.44 Steve Grove, Northfield 1996
38.44 Riza Mahmoud, Champlin Park 2001
38.2 Eric Asfeld, Wadena-Deer Creek 2006
38.45 Scott Ferguson, Alexandria 2000
38.46 James Kent, Apple Valley 1997
38.48 P.J. Theisen, New Prague 2003
38.50 Dave Rarick, Rocori 1981
38.50 Fran Swenson, Armstrong 1987
38.51 Uche Ogbonnaya, Irondale 2008
38.52 Andy O’Donnell, Rosemount 2006
38.52 Zach Vraa, Rosemount 2010
38.3 Bill Tolbert, Moorhead 1978
38.55 Ryan Parsons, Blaine 2004
38.56 Erik Rosenkranz, Anoka 1990
38.57 Darrin Babcock, Rocori 1988
38.57 Paul Mallory, Fairmont 2008
38.58 Paul Eischen, Hastings 1987
38.58 Chris Mattke, Elgin-Millville 2000
38.58 Matthew Weeks, Moorhead 2008
38.59 Rupert Bannerman-Thompson, Roseville Area 2005
38.60 Sean Lumpkin, Benilde-St Margaret 1988
38.63 Tom Ellingworth, Redwood Valley 2003
38.4 Rick Ratte, Stillwater 1978
38.4 Ryan Melena, Mounds View 1999
38.64 B.J. Hermerding, Buffalo 2001
38.66 Matt Meyer, Richfield 1989
38.68 David Mayhew, Holy Angels 1997
38.69 Adam Leibman, Minnetonka 1997
38.70 Matt Swenson, Bemidji 1988
38.71 Chris Cox, Rochester Mayo 1993
38.71 Donovan Duncan, North St. Paul 2006
38.71 Sean Duling, Mounds View 2007
38.72 Pete Garber, Mahtomedi 1984
38.72 Will Darling, Austin 2010
38.5 Randy Schulz, Mankato East 1978
38.75 Eric Rajala, Coon Rapids 1988
38.76 Jordan Jarland, Lanesboro/Fillmore Central 2010
38.77 Jon Lenz, Coon Rapids 2006
38.81 Jamie Kunstleben, Holdingford 1996
38.82 James Butler, Tartan 2009
38.83 Brady Johnson, Woodbury 2010
38.6 Larry Leerssen, Coon Rapids 1975
38.6 Tony Spandl, Staples 1979
38.84 Tony Paul, Marshall Co. South 1993
38.84 Adam Lilla, Winona Cotter 1998
38.84 Craig Dahl, Mankato East 2003
38.85 David Booker, Minneapolis North 1988
38.85 Steve Hentges, Irondale 1992
38.86 Mike Williams, St. Cloud Tech 2002
38.86 Larry Frazier, Robbinsdale Cooper 2010
38.87 Mike Leither, St. Cloud Cathedral 2004
38.87 Drew Daggett, Frazee 2007
38.88 Steve Mathre, Northfield 1985
38.89 Scott Samounetry, Hopkins 2008
38.90 Aaron Courtright, Blaine 2010
38.91 Peder Naatz, Wheaton 1986
38.92 Jay Adams, Edina 1983
38.93 Laquone Robinson, Brooklyn Center 2008
38.7 Steve Pullens, Blake 1978
38.7 Pete Birkeland, White Bear Lake 1979
38.7 Pete Keely, Apple Valley 1983
38.94 Russ Mark, Alexander Ramsey 1986
38.98 Dale Flankey, Cloquet 1987
38.98 Tom Phillips, Albert Lea 1984
38.99 Aaron Wheatcraft, Apple Valley 1992
38.99 Dedric Payne, SP Highland Park 1997
38.99 Maceo Wright, Burnsville 1999
38.99 Blake Wageman, Austin 2007
38.99 Greg Kufahl, Hopkins 2009

37.85 Nick Lagos, White Bear Lake 2001
38.07 Jerome Begin, Buffalo 2010
38.33 Nicholas Dalske, Coon Rapids 2007
38.43 Mitchell Potter, St MIchael-Albertville 1998
38.56 Niles Deneen, SP Como Park 1993
38.58 Chris Mattke, Elgin-Millville 2000
38.67 Dan Banister, Minneapolis North 1986
38.69 Bob Sobieck, Alexander Ramsey 1980
38.70 Riza Mahmoud, Champlin Park 2000
38.72 Pete Garber, Mahtomedi 1984

37.89 R.J. Alowonle, Park 2010
38.89 Roberto Tapiz, Monticello 1997
39.03 Jerome Begin, Buffalo 2009
39.04 Mitchell Potter, St Michael-Albertville 1997
38.9 Paul Eischen, Hastings 1985
39.21 Emeche Wells, Roseville Area 2010
39.22 Rupert Bannerman-Thompson, Roseville Area 2003
39.25 Rashawn Fountain, Eden Prairie 2010
39.27 Nick Lagos, White Bear Lake 2000
39.34 Lawrence Lipsey, Bloomington Kennedy 2002

39.6 Jim Grebin, Austin Pacelli 1981
40.23 Rashad Cohen, Minnetonka 2009
40.62 Scott Ferguson, Alexandria 1997
40.63 Chris Ashby, Luverne 2005
40.88 Chris Mattke, Elgin-Millville 1998
40.92 Lawrence Lipsey, Bloomington Kennedy 2001
41.07 Jordan Bremer, Apple Valley 1998
41.17 Soliman Sayedi, Burnsville 1998
41.18 Troy Wyatt, Byron 1991
41.26 Blake Wagermann, Austin 2004