Wednesday, July 21, 2010

January, Sandle Gain USATF-Minn. Honors

The Minnesota Association of USA Track & Field recently honored Jessica January and Michael Sandle as its Athletes of the Month for July 2010.

January, a ninth-grader at Richfield High School, was recognized for winning the Class AA girls’ 100m and 300m hurdle events at the Minnesota State High School League State Meet in June. January set a new All-Time State Meet record with her 14.33 clocking in the 100m hurdles. She ran the 300m hurdles in 44.05.

Sandle, a junior at Eden Prairie High School, was honored for his record-setting victory in the Class AA boys’ triple jump at the MSHSL State Meet. Sandle leaped 49 feet, 5 ½ inches to set a new All-Time State Meet record in the event, helping Eden Prairie to the Class AA boys' team title.

USA Track & Field Minnesota selects Athletes of the Month to honor excellence in track and field and its related sports in Minnesota. USA Track & Field is the governing body of the sport in the United States and the Minnesota Association of USATF sanctions and sponsors track and field, cross country, road racing, and racewalking events for athletes of all ages in the state.

A complete listing of 2010 USATF Minnesota Athletes of the Month can be found HERE.

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