Saturday, October 21, 2017

NSIC XC Championship Results

Lexi Zeis Wins women's title
NSIC Men's 8K Results HERE. Women's 6K HERE
Men's race summary HERE. Women HERE
Augustana men win 9th straight men's team title

Emily Covert and Max Manley are USATF Minnesota’s September Athletes of the Month

Emily Covert
Photo by Gene Niemi
Emily Covert and Max Manley are USATF Minnesota’s September Athletes of the Month HERE
Max Manley(3871)
Photo by Gene Niemi

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Research on Berkie Participants Tells Researchers About Exercise Habits

The Birkie Health Study was  launched in 2014 to examine  the role of social support in forming and keeping healthy exercise habits.
“Why people choose to get out in the first place, and what keeps them staying active, especially when we’re talking about the social aspect of it which is super huge for girls and women – I’m interested to look at the results and glean some things from it that we can apply to Fast and Female so that we can continue to make our programming more effective, and really work towards achieving our mission of keeping girls and women involved in sports for their whole lives,” World Champion skier Kikkan Randall HERE..

2017 Minnesota Gopher Women’s Cross Country Performance List

2017 Minnesota Gopher Women’s Cross Country Performance List HERE

Monday, October 16, 2017

Minnesota Coaches Association Boy's AA Cross Country Rankings



Week 7 (released 10/16/2017)
Teams:
1              Wayzata
2              Stillwater
3              Edina
4              Minnetonka
5              White Bear Lake
6              Minneapolis Washburn
7              Mounds View
8              Eden Prairie
9              Hopkins
10           Sartell
11           Red Wing
12           Rosemount
 Other Teams receiving votes:
St. Michael-Albertville
  
Individuals:
1              Acer Iverson, Roseville
2              Khalid Hussein, Wayzata
3              Max Manley, Edina
4              Adam Wilkinson, Minnetonka
5              Luke Labatte, Rosemount
6              Eli Hoeft, Hopkins
7              Blake Buysse, Wayzata
8              Nicholas Scheller, Chanhassen
9              Mitchell Tolander, Wayzata
10           Tom Breuckman, Andover
11           Myles Fleming, Henry Sibley
12           Joseph Minor, Washburn
Other Athletes receiving votes:

Grant Price, Wayzata; Addison Stansbury, Stillwater

NCAA Men's DI Regional Rankings

NCAA Men's DI Rankings HERE

NCAA DI Women's Regional Rankings

NCAA DI Women's Regional Rankings HERE

NSIC Women's Cross Country Weekly Summary, AOW


                             NSIC Women's Cross Country Weekly Summary, AOW HERE

NSIC Men's weekly summary, AOW


                                             NSIC Men's weekly summary HERE

NSIC Conference Cross Country Championships this Weekend

More Info HERE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Litchfield Invitational Results

    Litchfield Invitational Results HERE

EVW-K Invitational Results

EVW-K Invitational Results HERE

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION CLASS A RANKINGS

Oct. 16th, 2017        
                                 
BOY'S INDIVIDUALS
1.       Geno Uhrbom              Greenway/NK
2.       Matt Steiger                     LaCrescent
3.       Declan Dahlberg   Mounds Park Acad.
4.        Keiser Freetley   Lac Qui Parle Valley
5.       Emmett Anderson      Staples-Motley
6.       Lucas Pierson                     St. James
7        Owen Keiser                            Jordan
8.       Harris Anderson  Math&Science Acad
9.       Jake Paron                      North Shore
10.     Jacob Bright          West Central Area
11.     Nick Meyer           Wabasha-Kellogg
12      Cooper Lennox                         Mora

TEAMS
1.       Perham                                    
2.       Mankato Loyola/Cleveland      
3.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB        
4.       Greenway/NK                          
5.       St. James Area                          
6.       Nova Classic                           
7        LaCrescent                                
8.       North Shore                              
9.       Mora                                       
10.     Jordan                                      
11.     Esko                                         
12      Minnehaha Academy                
        
GIRL'S TEAMS:                          
1.       Perham                                    
2.       Stewartville                                  
3.        Fairmont                               
4.       Belle Plaine                          
5.       Mora                                     
6.       Annandale                          
7.       Cotter                                    
8.       Lake City                                
9.       Howard Lake/W/W                 
10      Minnehaha Academy               
11.     Luverne 
12.     Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB
          
INDIVIDUALS:
1.       Grace Ping                                 Cotter
2.       Tierney Wolfgram    Math&Science Acad.         
3.        Lauren Ping                             Cotter
4.       Marissa Whitehead Martin County West
5.       Kayla Christopherson        Austin Pacelli
6.       Kailee Malone                Stewartville
7.       Makenna Thurston Lake Cyrstral WM/N
8.       Abby Orvis                    Stewartville
9.       Natasha Sortland   Zumbrota-M/K-W
10      Ava Hill                         Mesabi East
11.     Tenley Nelson                      Luverne
12.    Morgan Gehl     Murray County Cent.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lake Conference Championship Results

Lake Conference Championship Results HERE

Joe Klecker 9th in Red 8K, Nick Wareham 37th in Black 8K at Pre Nationals

Joe Klecker 9th in Red 8K, Nick Wareham 37th in Black 8K at Pre Nationals
Red race results HERE. Black HERE.

Perham Invitational Results

Perham Invitational  Results HERE

Alexandria Invitational Results

Alexandria Invitational Results  HERE

IMAC Championship Results

IMAC Championship Results HERE

NWSC Championship Results

NWSC Championship Results HERE

HOL Conference Results

 HOL Conference Results  HERE

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gopher men 12th at Nuttycombe Invite

Obsa Ali in Madison
 Gopher men 12th at Nuttycombe Invite.   Results HERE.
Summary HERE

Gopher Women 10th

Gopher Women 10th   at Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Results HERE.
Summary HERE 
Maddie Strandemo, top Gopher finisher, closely followed by the Hasz twins

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Simley Invitational Results

  Simley Invitational Results HERE

Minneapolis Conference Championships Results

Minneapolis Conference Championships Results HERE

Freeman Park Invitational Results

Freeman Park Invitational  Results HERE

PEM Invitational Results

PEM Invitational Results HERE

Packer Invitational Results

Packer Invitational Results HERE

MCAA Conference Championships Results

MCAA Conference Championships Results HERE

NCAA DI Women's National Coaches' Poll

NCAA DI Women's National Coaches' Poll
HERE

Athletics Weekly reports on the female athlete triad

  Athletics Weekly reports on the female athlete triad HERE

NCAA DII Regional Rankings

NCAA DII Regional Rankings
HERE

Monday, October 09, 2017

Bob Waxlax Invitational Results

Bob Waxlax Invitational Results HERE

2017 Girls AA Rankings

 10/9/2017
Teams:
1 Wayzata                                                      
2 Minnetonka                                                                                     
3 St Michael Albertville                                             
4 Edina                                   
5 Willmar                                           
6 Mpls. Washburn                                          
7 Eden Prairie                        
8 Marshall                                                      
9 Forest Lake
10 Henry Sibley                                                                      
11 Becker                                           
12 Stillwater                                                                           
 Honorable Mention: Roseville, Farmington, Rosemount

Individuals:
1       Emily Covert, 11, Mpls Washburn                             
2       Sophie Whicher, 12, Minnetonka   
3       Anna Fenske, 9, Farmington 
4       Emma Atkinson, 10, Wayzata                                   
5       Emily Kompelien, 12, Edina
6       Caroline Sasson, 10, Wayzata 
7       Brianne Brewster, 11, Lakeville South                      
8       Ali Weimer, 8, St Michael Albertville                        
9       Annalise Davis, 11, St Michael Albertville 
10     Liesl Paulsen 10 Eden Prairie                                    
11     Elizabeth Halbmaier, 12, Minnetonka 
12     Bergen Haag 8 Roseville                                                                           
Honorable Mention:  Lauren Peterson, 11, Farmington; Ingrid Bulceag-Ara, 10, Sartell; Sadie Hamrin, 12, Bemidji; Annalise Johnson 9 Minnetonka; Elena Hayday, 12, Bloomington Jefferson; Courtney West, 12, Kasson-Mantorville 

Minnesota Coaches Association Boy's AA Cross Country Rankings



Week 6 (released 10/9/2017)
 Teams:
 1              Wayzata
2              Stillwater
3              Edina
4              Minnetonka
5              White Bear Lake
6              Minneapolis Washburn
7              Eden Prairie
8              Mounds View
9              Sartell
10           Red Wing
11           St. Michael-Albertville
12           Hopkins

Other Teams receiving votes: Rosemount


Individuals:
1              Acer Iverson, Roseville
2              Khalid Hussein, Wayzata
3              Max Manley, Edina
4              Adam Wilkinson, Minnetonka
5              Grant Price, Wayzata
6              Luke Labatte, Rosemount
7              Nicholas Scheller, Chanhassen
8              Blake Buysse, Wayzata
9              Andrew Brandt, Wayzata
10           Myles Fleming, Henry Sibley
11           Grant Matthews, Wayzata
12           Addison Stansbury, Stillwater

Other Athletes receiving votes: Tom Breuckman, Andover

High school football participation down

High school football participation down. At some schools more boys are on the cross country team than the football team HERE

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION CLASS A RANKINGS


Oct. 9, 2017
                                 
BOY'S TEAMS:                          
1.       Perham 
2.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB 
3.       Mankato Loyola/Cleveland         
4.       Greenway/NK                          
5.       St. James Area                          
6.       LaCrescent                           
7        Nova Classic                             
8.       North Shore                             
9.       Mora                                       
10.      Esko                                         
11.     Annandale                                
12      Jordan                                      
                                 
INDIVIDUALS:
1.       Geno Uhrbom              Greenway/NK
2.       Matt Steiger                     LaCrescent
3.       Keiser Freetley   Lac Qui Parle Valley   
4.       Declan Dahlberg   Mounds Park Acad.
5.        Emmett Anderson      Staples-Motley
6.       Lucas Pierson                     St. James
7        Harris Anderson Math&Science Acad
8.        Owen Keiser                            Jordan
9.       Jake Paron                      North Shore
10.      Nick Meyer           Wabasha-Kellogg
11.     Jebadiah Merkle             SW Christian
12       Cooper Lennox                         Mora
        
GIRL'S TEAMS:                          
1.       Stewartville 
2.       Perham    
3.        Belle Plaine  
4.       Annandale  
5.       Fairmont                              
6.       Cotter  
7.       Howard Lake/W/W 
8.       Lake City   
9.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB   
10      St. Paul Academy  
11.     Luverne 
12.     Mora  

 INDIVIDUALS:
1.        Grace Ping                                 Cotter
2.        Tierney Wolfgram    Math&Science Acad.         
3.        Lauren Ping                             Cotter
4.       Ava Hill                         Mesabi East
5.      Makenna Thurston Lake Cyrstral WM/N
6.       Kailee Malone                Stewartville
7.       Abby Orvis                    Stewartville
8.       Natasha Sortland   Zumbrota-M/K-W
9.       Grace Mallak        Howard Lake/W/W
10      Morgan Gehl     Murray County Cent.
11.     Lexi Bright           West Central Area
12.     Laura Thompson                 Fairmont

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Timing Error

USATF 10 Mile women’s champion Sara Hall will receive a $10,000 bonus matching the one awarded to men’s champ Shadrack Kipchirchir, after race officials discovered a mistake in the timing of the staggered starts of the women’s and men’s fields at the USATF 10 Mile Championships on Sunday.
At the race, held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, the women’s field is given a head start and the first USATF champion to cross the finish line – female or male --  is awarded the $10,000 “Equalizer Bonus” in addition the championship’s other prize money.
Twin Cities In Motion race officials discovered today that the men’s race started only six minutes and 10 seconds after the women, rather than the 6:18 announced before the competition. The race-within-a-race received increased attention this year, when the men caught the women just before the finish line and Kipchichir finished first.
“I hold the stopwatch that counts down the time between the start of the women and the start of the men, and I called for the starting gun at 6:18 on the watch,” Twin Cities In Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said.  “The timing computers show only a 6:10 gap between the starts, so there was clearly a mistake in the process.”

“We think it’s only fair to award both Sara and Shadrack $10,000 equalizer bonuses, since the execution of the equalizer was in error,“ Brophy Achman added. “We regret the error and will review our process for the future.”

NCAA DII National Coaches Poll

                                         NCAA DII Women's National Coaches Poll
                                                                            HERE

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Gene Niemi's Marathon Photo Album: THE CONTENDERS

Dominic Ondoro in the final 
yards 
The leaders came through
the half marathon
 1:06:05 seconds,
then negative split the 

uphill second half 

                                               Despite being "under the weather,"
                                                 Kibii was  1rst Woman and 15th overall
                                                      Joe Moore finished 10th

  Joe Moore finished 10th
Conor Wells was 11th
                                                             Trent Lusignan was 16th
                                                          Full results are HERE

Gene Niemi's TC Marathon Album: The Crowd


Looking back at the finish and the Cathedral
Photo by Gene Niemi
The crowd welcomes the runners to the finish
Photo by Gene Niemi
                                       
                                                             Down the stretch they go!
                                                               Photo by Gene Niemi

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Gene Niemi's TC 10 Mile Photo Album


Natosha Rogers(Left) and  and Sara Hall(Right) near the halfway point of the TC 10 Mile
Photo by Gene Niemi
                            Emma Bates solo along the River Road.  Bates finished 6th in the 10 Mile.
                           Bates said that she would probably try the marathon next, possibly next year.
                                                                  Photo by Gene Niemi


NDSU Grad Maddie Van Beek finished 9th.  Said she never felt comfortable.  Just didn't have it.
                                                              Photo by Gene Niemi

Aliphine Tuliamuk(20101) joins the leaders.
Tuliamuk was the current leader in the USATF Road Racing Circuit series going into the TC race.
Photo by Gene Niemi
The men's chase pack. 2nd place finisher Leonard Korir(20001) is near the front of the pack.  Jonathan Grey, who would finish 9th, is  in the middle of the pack(20004).6th place finisher Biya Simbassa (20011)is next to and slightly behind Grey(20004)Grey is moving back to Minnesota in December.  Simbassa is running his first race in two months.He had a foot injury.
Photo by Gene Niemi

Side View.  Korir up front, Grey and Simbassa in the middle. Shadrack Kipchirchir(#20006)
near the back.
Photo by Gene Niemi


Monday, October 02, 2017

Boys AA Cross Country Minnesota Coaches Association Rankings

Week 5 (released 10/2/2017)
Teams:
1              Wayzata
2              Edina
3              Stillwater
4              Minnetonka
5              White Bear Lake
6              Minneapolis Washburn
7              Eden Prairie
8              Sartell
9              Mounds View
10           Red Wing
11           St. Michael-Albertville
12           Hopkins

Other Teams receiving votes:
Chanhassen
  
Individuals:
1              Max Manley, Edina
2              Khalid Hussein, Wayzata
3              Acer Iverson, Roseville
4              Adam Wilkinson, Minnetonka
5              Grant Price, Wayzata
6              Addison Stansbury, Stillwater
7              Luke Labatte, Rosemount
8              Blake Buysse, Wayzata
9              Andrew Brandt, Wayzata
10           Isaac Basten, Buffalo
11           Grant Matthews, Wayzata
12           Myles Fleming, Henry Sibley

Other Athletes receiving votes:

Tom Breuckman, Andover; Joseph Minor, Washburn; Benjamin Olson, Blaine; Mitchell Tolander, Wayzata