Olympic triple jumper Amanda Smock headlines a program celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX on October 1 at the College of St. Benedict. The program will take place at 7:30PM in the Gorecki Center at CSB. It is free and open to the public.
Several track and cross country runners will be or have been inducted into Athletics Hall of Fames recently. Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame, including Kara Bloomquist Drekonja `96 (Cross Country), Brett Gross `96 (Track & Field), This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 5 PM on Saturday, Sept. 29.
St. Olaf inducted seven to its Athletics Hall of Fame last Saturday including Rob Glover (Track and Field).
St. Thomas's Keaton Wendroth (sophomore from Rochester/Mayo) is making up for lost time. He didn't run XC as a freshman, then missed 2011 with an injury. Healthy this year, Wendroth has placed high in all three races he's run. Last Friday at the Blugold Invitational, he clocked 25:32.1 and outran all 88 conference runners (St. Olaf, St. John's, Hamline, UST) and more than 300 runners with a fourth-place finish, cutting one minute and nineteen seconds off his previous 8K best. Wendroth won his two other races running 19:34 for 6K at St. Kate's on August 31, and 26:51 for 8K at the Crown Invitational September 8.