Monday, February 28, 2011

Three-Peat: Gopher Men Win Big Tens Again

The University of Minnesota men's track and field team won its third consecutive Big Ten Indoor Championships with a narrow 117.33 to 104.5 victory over Indiana yesterday in Champaign, Illinois.

The results was the closest team finish at the meet since 2003, when Wisconsin edged the Gophers by just two points.

“This was such a hard-fought meet,” Minnesota head coach Steve Plasencia said afterward. “Being in the heart of the battle, with the meet tight all day, it’s all still kind of a blur. I haven’t appreciated that we won this thing yet but we have the trophy. I’m happy for the team.”

After Indiana scored 19 points in the 5000-meters, the meet's penultimate event, the Gophers, leading by 9.67 points, needed an error-free 4 x 400-meter relay to win the title.

“We told them what the situation was, that they just needed to run hard, avoid contact and hang on to that baton,” Plasencia explained.

The team of John Holton, Max Hanson, Jacob Capek and Harun Abda provided exactly that with a 5th-place finish in 3:15:35. Indian finished 8th in the event.

The Gophers were paced by individual titles from Harun Abda, who defended his 600m crown; Ben Blankenship, defended his mile title; the distance medley relay team of Nick Hutton, Abda, Travis Burkstrand and Blankenship; and Micah Hegerle who won the wight throw.

A key event for the Gopher was the 800m, where Travis Burkstrand, Nick Hutton, and Max Hanson finished 3rd-4th-5th and Wisconsin's Minnesota-bred star Zach Mellon, the #1 seed entering the meet, did not finish.

Wisconsin finished third as a team with 96 points.

The Gopher men have now won the last five Big Ten track and field title awarded -- indoors and outdoors.

Final results can be found HERE.

The Gopher women finished third at Big Tens with 73 points, behind champions Ohio State (122.5) and runners-up Penn State (86).

“We would have needed to have almost a perfect meet to get second place in this meet,” head coach Matt Bingle said. “We left a lot of points at home due to injury, but the athletes at the meet gave us whatever they had and you can’t ask for more."

Samantha Sonnenberg won the team's lone individual title with her pole vault win on Saturday.

Six teams finished within 20 points of the Gophers, who improved a place from last year's meet.

"It was a tight race from third to 10th and we just kept clawing away and fought hard. I’m happy with where we are. We’ll get back to work, hopefully get healthy, and give it a good run in the outdoor championships.”

Find complete women's results HERE.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gopher Teams in 2nd at Big Ten Indoors

The University of Minnesota men's and women's track and field teams are both in second place heading into today's final day of competition at their respective Big Ten Indoor Championships.

In Champaign, Illinois, the Gopher men, the two-time defending Big Ten indoor champions, trail only Ohio State in the team standings. The Buckeyes have scored 34 points so far, the Gopher have 30, Indiana has tallied 28.5.

The Gopher men's DMR of Nick Hutton, Harun Abda, Travis Burkstrand and Ben Blankenship won the Big Ten title yesterday in 9:50.58.

There's a recap of the Day 1 HERE. Day 1 men's results are HERE.

The Gopher women find themselves in second place, with 39 points, behind Indiana at 46 points. Hosts Purdue are currently third with 31.

On Saturday, the Gophers' Samantha Sonnenberg cleared 13-7 1/4 to win her first career Big Ten pole vault crown. She was the runner-up in each of the last two Big Ten Indoor Championships.

There's a recap of the Day 1 HERE. Day 1 women's results are HERE.

Follow today action with via live results HERE (men) and HERE (women)

USA Championships ... Amanda Smock finished runner-up in the women's triple jump at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday. The Melrose native hopped, stepped, and jumped 44-8 3/4.

Minnesota State, Mankato alumnus Jim Dilling finished 5th in the high jump at 7-1.

Laura Januszewski and Heather Kampf both advanced to today's 800m finals. Januszewski won her prelim heat in 2:08.98; Kampf took third in her heat in 2:04.73.

Follow today's USA Indoor action HERE.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Championship Links ...

In case you haven't heard, it's a big weekend for indoor track and field.

The Big Ten and Northern Sun conferences are holding their indoor championships this weekend, and down in Albuquerque, New Mexico the nation's top professionals will be racing at the USA Indoor Championships.

At Big Tens, the Gopher men will seek a third-straight conference indoor crown this weekend in Champaign, Illinois, while the Gopher women will try to get back atop the Big Ten heap in West Lafayette, Indiana. Both meets open on Saturday.

Follow those respective meets HERE (men) and HERE (women) via the host schools' web-sites.

Previews of the Gopher men's prospects can be found HERE, a women's preview should be posted HERE shortly.

Bemidji State his hosting the NSIC meet starting this afternoon. The Minnesota State, Mankato men and Augustana College (SD) women look to defend team titles at the meet. Minnesota State, Moorhead enters the meet as the conference's top ranked men's team at #18 in NCAA Division II. Augustana is ranked #23, Mankato is #25.

The University of Mary (ND) is the highest-ranking women's squad in the field at #11, followed by #16 Winona State and #24 Augustana.

Find live results of the meet HERE.

You can watch live action of Saturday and Sunday's USA Indoor meet -- featuring Minnesota-affiliated athletes like Amanda Smock, Jim Dilling, Heather Kampf, and Garrett Heath -- via THIS webcast.

Results of the USA Indoor Championships will be posted HERE.

H.S. Girls' All-Time Lists: 110-Meter Hurdles

We're moving on to the hurdle events of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performers.

Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

All-Time Girls' 110-Meter Hurdles

Jessica January, Richfield 14.33 2010
Heidi Lundbervold, Woodbury 14.35 1994
Chiamaka Okonkwo, Osseo 14.44 2009
Kayla Sawtell, Mounds View 14.45 2010
Lisa Ristau, Fairmont 14.50 1988
Maggie Bair, Blaine 14.52 2010
Anna Ratzloff, Little Falls 14.54 1990
Arika Sanders, Tracy Milroy 14.54 1994
Colleena Coleman, Cooper 14.55 2010
Trend Fields, Brainerd 14.59 1988
Caitlin Roemhildt, Minnetonka 14.60 2004
Alyssa Johnson, Mpls Henry 14.61 2003
Alison Gamache, Mounds View 14.63 2005
Katy Fawbush, Robbinsdale Armstrong 14.64 1992
Jacenta Spandl, Moorhead 14.65 2001
Danielle Simmons, St. Paul Central 14.66 1998
Kerri Newgard, Pipestone Jasper 14.67 1994
Sara Grineski, Moorhead 14.68 1997
Holly Janson, Bemidji 14.69 1995
Laura Pace, Pillager 14.69 2005
Amee Wiseth, Park Cottage Grove 14.70 1987
Sarah Menden, Eden Prairie 14.70 2001
Kelly Stalpes, Wayzata 14.70 2006
Kelly Schoberg, Plainview 14.71 1993
Kelsi Ring Brainerd, 14.72 2010
Greta Bauer, Sauk Rapids 14.73 1999
Kim Lieder, Eastview 14.74 2008
Emily Stalpes Wayzata 14.75 2008
Alicia Rue, Robbinsdale Armstrong 14.77 2006
Kara Hedin, Dassel Cokato 14.78 1996
Sasha Gangl, Elk River 14.79 2005
Melissa Steele, Eden Prairie 14.80 2001
Lynn Frauendienst, Crosby Ironton 14.81 1986
Gina Perich, Esko 14.81 1995
Chanel Miller, Apple Valley 14.81 2010
Grace Gerring, Hopkins 14.82 2010
Lueanne Sorrell, St. Francis 14.83 1990
Brenda Braun, Moorhead 14.84 1985
Martha Harris, Bryon 14.84 1990
Tanya Hensch, Fergus Falls 14.84 2003
Kelli West, Hibbing 14.85 1987
Nikola Holmes, Apple Valley 14.85 1997
Jenna Severson, Spring Lake Park 14.87 2008
Cheryl Henderson, Wayzata 14.91 1987
Madison Smith, Brainerd 14.91 2010
Jessica Butler, Grand Rapids 14.93 2007
Colleena Coleman, Robbinsdale Cooper 14.93 2009
Jessica Keesling, White Bear Lake 14.93 2009
Mindy Sutter, Moorhead 14.94 1985
Kristi Dean, Fridley 14.94 1987
Janene Gruetzmacher, Shakopee 14.94 1988
Biz Zimney, St. Louis Park 14.94 1988
Swen Minnema, Mankato West 14.94 1992
Katie Bestul, Coon Rapids 14.94 1996
Tammy Leur, Wayzata 14.94 1998
Staci Beckel, Waseca 14.94 2005
Kathy Gebke, White Bear Lake 14.95 1985
Mandy Kirtz, Mound Westonka 14.95 1992
Katie Drentlaw, Prior Lake 14.95 1997
Missy Schultz, Wells Easton 14.96 1986
Rachelle Dosch, Anoka 14.96 2003
Shelby Eykyn, Worthington 14.97 2002
Caitllin Winey, Burnsville 14.98 2005
Madison Smith, Brainerd 14.98 2008
Kirstie Townley, White Bear Lake 14.98 2010
Brenda Janisch, Coon Rapids 14.99 1985
Sammy Laatsch, Lakeville 15.00 2003
Kati Newgard, Pipestone Jasper 15.00 2003
Patti Woods, Blaine 15.00 2006
Gretchen Otto, Rochester Lourdes 15.01 1985
Rianna Avery, Park Center 15.02 1998
Skyler Kroschel, Stillwater 15.02 2007
Janelle White, Coon Rapids 15.03 1994
Emily Coborn, St. Cloud Cathedral 15.03 2002
Jenny Ojiaku, Park Center 15.03 2003
Stefani Kelly, Faribault 15.04 1993
Amy Anderson, Alexandria 15.04 2003
Kristin Hille, Sauk Rapids 15.04 2004
Rachel Fashant, Eastview 15.04 2007
Holly Smith, Burnsville 15.05 1989
Jill Cattrysse, Irondale 15.05 1998
Jennifer Hale, Concordia Academey 15.06 1992
Jennifer Albers, Coon Rapids 15.06 2000
Alex Andrews, Triton 15.06 2005
Shannon Sorensen, Eagan 15.07 1998
Sarah Ofedahl, South St. Paul 15.08 1997
Brigette Stuewe, Norwood Y-America 15.10 1988
Melanie Hoheisel, Greenway 15.10 1999
Nicole Hayes, Red Wing 15.10 2001
Bree Woelber, Pipestone Jasper 15.10 2009
Katlyn Sawtell, Luverne 15.10 2010
Erin Zempel, Westbook 15.11 2001
Jennie Romsdahl, Mt. Lake Butterfield 15.12 2010
Laura Weber, Eden Prairie 15.13 2008
Bree Woelber, Pipestone Jasper 15.13 2010
Tracee Wolff, Rocori 15.14 1985
Kay Fuller, Bertha Hewitt 15.14 1993
LIz Goergen, Eastview 15.14 2001
Lisa Dixon, Mpls North 15.15 1985
Erin Nygaard, Coon Rapids 15.15 1993

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pick 10: Big Ten and USA Indoor Championships

Track and field is heating up on the indoor circuit. A championship weekend is coming up for both the Big Ten and USA Indoor Championships. Pick Ten will make its first appearance in 2011 to follow many of the top Minnesota athletes competing this weekend.

USA Indoor Championships will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday and Sunday. The Big Ten Indoor Championships will be held in two locations, one for each gender. The women will travel to Purdue and the men will compete at Illinois. Both meets will also occur on Saturday and Sunday.

Pick Ten has a simple concept: predict the finish place for each of 10 Minnesota athletes/teams at the USA Champs/Big Ten meets. You will score points for each athlete who scores at or above the finish place you predict for them, following the 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system.

For example: If you pick Zach Mellon to place first in the Big Ten 800-meters, and he places first, you get 10 points. If you pick Mellon to place first and he finishes second, you get zero points. If you pick Mellon to finish third in the race and he places first, second or third, you get 6 points, since you that's the place you picked him for.

To play Pick Ten, cut and paste the list of names/events below into an e-mail and add your place predictions -- 1st or 2nd or 3rd...8th. Send your predictions by 10:00 A.M. CST on Saturday, February 26th to DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Make sure your full name is in the e-mail. As with our Yes/No contests, we don't offer any prizes, so no one needs to fear running afoul of NCAA or other anti-gambling regulations. (The glory you could capture by winning, however, is immeasurable!)

We'll announce the winner of this week's contest and compile results of all of the year's Pick Ten contests to name a grand champion for 2011.

Pick 10 ... Big Ten and USA Indoor Track and Field Championships:

Garrett Heath - USA Mile:
Jim Dilling - USA High Jump:
Heather Kampf - USA 800:
Gabriele Anderson - USA Mile:
Amanda Smock - USA Triple Jump:
Zach Mellon - Big Ten 800:
Brock Spandl - Big Ten Pole Vault:
Joey Schwecke - Big Ten Heptathlon:
Chimerem Okoroji - Big Ten 60 meters:
Jordan Helgren - Big Ten Triple Jump:

To Help You Make Your Picks ...

Finalized entries and heat sheets for these meets were not posted at press-time Thursday morning. However, we suggest you check the meet websites on Friday for updated information:

Big Ten - Men,
Big Ten - Women
USA Indoor

We offer the following information, but caution that it comes strictly from Big Ten performance lists and USA Indoor list of declared athletes -- not final seedings and heat sheets.

Garrett Heath has the fastest seed time in the mile by about 2.5 seconds. Heath has run 3:55.87 indoors this year. Jim Dilling is currently ranked third among declared athletes in the high jump. The Minnesota State - Mankato alum has a seed height of 7-4 1/4.

Heather Kampf is currently ranked fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:05.31. She is also currently entered in the mile. Speaking of the mile, that's where Kampf's former University of Minnesota teammate and current Team USA Minnesota teammate Gabrielle Anderson will be competing in her specialty. Anderson has the fourth fastest indoor mile time going into the meet. Amanda Smock is ranked third among triple jumpers this year. Smock has jumped 43-11 3/4 this year.

Wisconsin's Zach Mellon will bring his NCAA automatic qualifying 1:47.87 800 time to the Big Ten Championship this year. Mellon, a Buffalo High School graduate, is ranked #2 in the 800 currently. The Gophers' Brock Spandl has the second highest pole vault in the Big Ten behind his teammate Ben Peterson. The U of M senior has scaled 17-3 in 2011. Joey Schwecke of the U of M is currently ranked #4 in the Heptathlon with his 5551 effort at Iowa State in January.

Gopher Chimerem Okoroji is looking to better her current #5 ranking among 60 meter participants. The junior ran a personal best at the Jack Johnson meet in January. Wayzata alumnus Jordan Helgren of Wisconsin sits at #3 on the Triple Jump list. She jumped 40-4 in early February.

Good luck!

The fantasy contest question from last week was: "Yes/No: Will three or more women vault 13-6 or higher at the Parents' Day Open?" The answer was no. Samantha Sonnenberg vaulted 13-11 1/4, but no one else got over 13-6. Twenty five players answered correctly last week, led by overall leader Chris Rivers. Rivers is perfect on the year and followed closely by eleven contestants with three points.

The 2010 Pick Ten contest was won by Mike Henderson. The rest of the 2010 top-5 included Jesse Schoen, Mitch VanBruggen, Rachel Karel and Ben Weihrauch

For full standings of both contests, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.

McGregor, Lehmkuhle Earn USATF-Minn. Award

Katie McGregor and Jason Lehmkuhle were named USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for February 2011, the organization announced yesterday.

McGregor, a member of Team USA Minnesota, was honored for her 4th-place finish at last month's USA Women's Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas. McGregor, who won three USA road racing titles in 2010, including the USA 10 Mile held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, ran one hour, 12 minutes and 13 seconds for the 13.1 mile distance.

Lehmkuhle, also of Team USA Minnesota, is recognized for finishing 5th in the USA Men's Half Marathon Championships also contested in Houston. Lehmkuhle ran the distance in 1:02:49. The race marked the fourth time Lehmkuhle has finished in the top-5 at the USA Half Marathon Championships in his career.

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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

USATF - Minnesota Honors State's Best

USA Track and Field Minnesota honored the state's top athletes, teams, officials, and contributors at its annual Awards Celebration held last Saturday evening in Edina.

In all, more than 50 awards were presented at the celebration, emceed by 2004 Olympian Carrie Tollefson.

A complete listing of award winners can be found HERE, the USATF-Minnesota web-site.

A photo gallery from the event -- including the photo above of Tollefson and Ben Olson, the Bantam Boys Athlete of the Year -- can be found HERE.

Photo by Craig Yotter.

Gopher Men Rise to #20 in NCAA Rankings

The University of Minnesota men's track and field team rose to #20 in the NCAA Division I rankings compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The ranking represents a five-position rise in the national pecking order since last week.

The two-time defending Big Ten outdoor champions, however, find themselves looking up in the rankings at four conference schools as they head to Champaign, Illinois of the Big Ten meet this weekend. Indiana is ranked #4, Penn State is #10, Iowa is #15, and Wisconsin is #15.

Ohio State is ranked close behind the Gophers at #22.

Find complete national rankings HERE.

The USTFCCCA rankings are based on the rankings of each teams athletes on the national level. Last year, the Gopher men, at #17 in the NCAA, ranked as the third-best conference team going into the Big Ten Indoor Championships, but won the meet in grand fashion.

The University of Minnesota women will head to West Lafayette, Indiana for the Big Ten women's meet as the #39-ranked team in D1. Michigan leads the Big Ten in the rankings at #13. Indiana is ranked #29, while Ohio State ranks #38.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gopher Thinclads Grab More Accolades

Heading into this weekend's Big Ten Indoor Championships, three University of Minnesota stars will enter the competitions in Champaign, Illinois (men) and West Lafayette, Indiana (women) as the conference's Athletes of the Week.

Micah Hegerle, the sophomore throwing star from Kasson-Mantorville, was named the Big Ten's Field Event Athlete of the Week after marking a school record 71-3 1/2 in the weight throw at Friday night's Snowshoe Open at the U of M Fieldhouse.

Hegerle’s throw is the top mark in the Big Ten this season and ranks him #2 in the nation.

Ryan Todhunter, a Gopher hurdler from Grand Forks, North Dakota, earned Big Ten Track Event Athlete of the Week honors after his 60-meter hurdles victory on Friday in 8.00. The sophomore moves up to #7 in the Big Ten standings heading into conference. In Gopher history, Todhunter’s time ties him for #3 on the all-time.

Gopher pole vaulter Samantha Sonnenberg earned her second consecutive Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week honor after clearing a season-best 13-11 1/4 to win the U of M's Parents’ Day Open on Saturday.

The Gopher All-American owns the top vault in the Big Ten this season.

Big Ten Indoor Championships action gets underway on Saturday. Follow the lead-up to the meets HERE (men) and HERE (women).

Find complete big Ten indoor performance lists HERE.

H.S. Girls' All-Time Lists: 3200-Meters

Here's this week's opening installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performers.

Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

All-Time Girls' 3200m

Bria Wetsch, Holy Family 10:10.50 2006
Elizabeth Yetzer, Lakeville North 10:12.09 2006
Shannon Bergstedt, Hopkins 10:26.61 2004
Lisa Dyer, Moorhead 10:27.80 2001
Joanna Deeter, Eden Prairie 10:29.75 1996
Lisa Waanen, Maple Grove 10:29.94 2003
Carrie Tollefson, Lac Qui Parle 10:30.28 1994
Michelle Marthaler, Belgrade Brooten 10:32.56 1986
Lani Granowski, Owatonna 10:33.94 1979
Bonnie Sons, Norwood Y-America 10:34.14 1983
Heidi Lindeman, Coon Rapids 10:38.40 2003
Tracy Dahl, Anoka 10:39.74 1988
Nancy Gieske, Henry Sibley 10:40.74 1980
Jamie Piepenburg, Alexandria 10:41.29 2010
Maria Hauger, Shakopee 10:41.87 2010
Molly Moulton, Rush City 10:42.37 1991
Hannah Grinnaker, Detroit Lakes 10:43.67 2005
Kim Kauls, Forest Lake 10:43.98 1986
Alex Gits, Edina 10:44.01 2007
Pam Drietz, Canby Minneota 10:44.59 1991
Missy Peterson, Sartell-St.Stephen 10:45.43 1994
Emily Naslund, Bloomington Jefferson 10:45.56 1998
Eva Ljungstrom, Minnetonka 10:45.79 1978
Kara Parker, BILLP 10:47.06 1986
Jill Slettedahl, Granite Falls 10:47.23 1984
Kara Wheeler, Duluth East 10:48.47 1993
Danielle Brendt, Bloomington Kennedy 10:49.30 2006
Chrissy Monson, Albert Lea 10:49.44 2010
Kaila Urick, Chaska 10:49.61 2010
Barb Jones, St. Paul Central 10:49.88 1995
Mallory Van Ness, Mounds View 10:50.23 2005
Donna Ganly, Edina West 10:50.44 1978
Jennifer Diedrich, Marshall Co. West 10:51.36 1991
Ladia Albertson, Stillwater Area 10:52.22 2003
McKenzie Melander, Eastview 10:52.32 2007
Christine Abbott, Winona 10:52.72 1987
Heidi Peterson, Sartell-St.Stephen 10:52.79 2010
Maddie McClellan, Perham 10:52.98 2010
Alison Liewen, Minnetonka 10:53.02 2003
Catherine Ferrell, St .Paul Academy 10:53.11 2001
Victoria Moses, Irondale 10:53.25 1998
Laura Hughes, Mankato West 10:53.41 2007
Marta Watson, Stillwater Area 10:53.44 1979
Annie Yetzer, Lakeville 10:53.47 2004
Lisa Witty, Plainview 10:53.50 1988
Snuffy Alto, Alexandria 10:53.61 1989
Amy Wicker, Duluth East 10:54.90 1998
Nikki Swenson, Dawson-Boyd 10:55.15 2004
Alyssa Salava, North 10:55.65 2009
Nicole Calabrese, Kingsland 10:55.85 2004
Jessica Goeden, Grand Rapids 10:55.88 1998
Stephanie Herbst, Chaska 10:56.15 1984
Casey Klein, Henry Sibley 10:56.63 2002
Laura Docherty, Cretin Derham Hall 10:56.80 2009
Jenny Trump, Bloomington Jefferson 10:56.92 2000
Charlene Hubbard, Becker 10:56.97 1984
Carolyn Baird, Stillwater Area 10:57.14 2005
Zoe Nagell, Armstrong 10:57.73 2000
Rachel Drake, White Bear Lake 10:57.75 2009
Michelle Volz, Lakeville North 10:57.82 2007
Angela Aukes, Elmore 10:58.10 1985
Julie Gifford, Tracy-Milroy 10:58.24 2000
Rachel Stangler, Albany 10:58.40 2003
Katie Dyson, Roseville Area 10:58.41 2006
Jen Hess, Paynesville Area 10:58.95 2002
Gretchen Farkas, Totino Grace 10:59.12 1986
Jill Peterman, New London Spicer 10:59.21 1988
Emily Schwitzer, Hopkins 10:59.25 2005
Sarah Fredrickson, Elk River 10:59.31 2003
Julie Anderson, Pillager 10:59.77 1984
Sarah Gandrud, Bloomington Jefferson 11:00.27 1986
Megan Brandeland, Prior Lake 11:00.59 2005
Emma Bates, Elk River 11:00.65 2007
Sara Hartman, Albert Lea 11:00.96 1987
Kari Higdem, Willmar 11:01.18 2003
Disa Hillstrom, Northland 11:01.27 1993
Maggie Zirbes, Glencoe-Silver Lake 11:01.50 2003
Nicole McCann, Owatonna 11:01.71 2001
Callie Malone, Eden Prairie 11:01.89 2005
Rebekah Yetzer, Lakeville 11:01.96 2000
Kendall Wheeler, Duluth East 11:02.14 1998
Ann Bokman, Blake 11:02.40 1987
Stacy Johnson, La Crescent 11:02.94 1994
Connie Hayden, Minnetonka 11:03.14 1983
Donna Gathje, Rochester Lourdes 11:03.24 1977
Tami Holker, Hopkins Lindbergh 11:03.24 1981
Tina Forthmiller, St. Francis 11:03.37 1991
Beth Tacl, St. Cloud Cathedral 11:03.40 2005
Denise Ward, Aurora 11:03.41 1985
Sheila Pexsa, Alexandria 11:03.57 1987
Lauren Burks, Park Cottage Grove 11:03.79 2002
Jenna Carlson, Edina 11:03.89 2005
Jill Field, Barnsville/Rothsay 11:04.02 1996
Caitlin Olson, Stillwater Area 11:04.05 2005
Chelsea Pettit, Academy of Holy Angels 11:04.07 2009
Monica Schliep, Rochester Lourdes 11:04.15 1981
Linda Keller, Paynesville Area 11:04.25 2009
Kristin Asp, Lamberton 11:04.30 1981
Sho Kroeger, Lake Crystal 11:04.58 1993
Mara Olson, St. Louis Park 11:04.75 2008

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lehmkuhle Wins Ohme 30K in Japan

Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle became the first American in 28 years to win Tokyo's challenging Ohme 30K Road Race with his victory there on Sunday.

Lehmkuhle ran the challenging course in 1:32:08 -- sub-5:00 pace for 18.6 miles -- edging Japan's Toyoyuki Abe by one second.

There's a report on the race and a photo of Lehmkuhle sprinting to the finish, HERE, on the English language Japan Running News web-site.

(The official web-site for the race is HERE, but, alas, it's written in Japanese.)

Greg Meyer, the last American champion at the Boston Marathon in 1983, was the last American to win the Ohme 30K prior to Lehmkuhle, doing so the same year.
Some 15,000 runners ran in the 30K event and another 5,000 participated in the accompanying 10 km, according to a Team USA Minnesota media release.

“I was with the lead pack from the beginning, occasionally leading,"Lehmkuhle said. "I was wary of the course though, and I didn’t want to press early on. I made a little move at the turnaround then another at around 22 km up a big hill that broke up the remaining pack of five. I had a little gap by 23 or 24K, but Toyoyuki Abe caught me at the 25K and we ran the rest of the way in together. I had just enough left to get him by a second at the line."

“The course was definitely difficult, more so than I had expected,” Lehmkuhle said. “It’s an out-and-back that rises about 250 feet from the start to the turnaround point, and there are a couple of big hills through the middle. It was a very nice day for running, about 50 degrees, and cloudy with a little breeze. The crowd was tremendous and lined the street the whole way."

Lehmkuhle is scheduled to run the New York City Half Marathon on March 20 and then the London Marathon on April 17.

“I think [Ohme] displayed that the London preparations are going well," Lehmkuhle acknowledged.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yes/No: Three Women Over 13-6 in Pole Vault?

This week brings us to the final track meet for the Gophers before the Big Ten Conference Championships. Many local colleges and universities will gather to compete as the Gopher men host the Snowshoe Open on Friday and the women host the Parents' Day Open on Saturday.

Some of the events will be relatively tame because athletes are resting up for the Indoor Conference and National meets. But the women's pole vault seems to be a competition to watch.

How high will they fly? Take a guess on this question ...

Y/N: Will three or more women vault 13-6 or higher at the Parents' Day Open?

North Dakota State's Leslie Brost is the top seed at 13-11. Alicia Rue and Samantha Sonnenberg, the former and current Gopher All-Americans, are next in line with identical marks of 13-9 1/4. Another Gopher, Becca Pilkerton, is just behind with a seed of 13-7 1/4. Lauren Stelten from Minnesota State, Mankato is listed at 13-1 3/4.

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, February 19th. 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 Trey Davis throw over fifty-six feet in the shot put on Saturday at Iowa State? The answer was no. Davis missed the mark by a mere 5 1/2 inches. Only five contestants answered correctly last week and there are now two players tied for the lead. Chris Rivers and Matt Rantala are the leaders with three points.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.

H.S. Girls' All-Time Lists: 1600-Meters

Here's the week's final installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performers.

Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

All-Time Girls' 1600m

Elizabeth Yetzer, Lakeville North 4:43.12 2005
Shannon Bergstedt, Hopkins 4:48.56 2004
Jeanne Kruckeberg, Blooming Prairie 4:48.79 1986
Bria Wetsch, Holy Family 4:49.42 2006
Jamie Cheever, Mpls Southwest 4:51.11 2005
Molly Lehman, Minnetonka 4:52.16 2006
Michelle Marthaler, Belgrade Brooten 4:53.44 1986
Nikki Swenson, Dawson-Boyd 4:53.67 2006
Lisa Dyer, Moorheadq 4:54.35 2001
Heidi Lindeman, Coon Rapids 4:54.75 2003
Lani Granowski, Owatonna 4:55.14 1979
Val Horan, Rochester John Marshall 4:55.24 1977
Tracy Dahl, Anoka 4:56.14 1988
Kendall Wheeler, Duluth East 4:56.14 2000
Lisa Waanen, Maple Grove 4:56.34 2004
Kim Kauls, Forest Lake 4:56.46 1987
Sarah Renk, Winona 4:56.53 1987
Eva Krueger, Robbinsdale Cooper 4:57.14 1976
Jamie Pipenburg, Alexandria 4:57.23 2010
Jody Eder, Stillwater Area 4:57.44 1981
Kasandra Hendricks, Hutchinson 4:57.80 2000
Liz Palkie, Carlton/Wrenshall 4:58.01 2003
Molly Moulton, Rush City 4:58.49 1992
Carrie Tollefson, Lac Qui Parle 4:58.49 1992
Mary Stepka, Lakeville 4:58.54 1978
Michelle Volz, Lakeville North 4:58.68 2007
LIsa Koelfgen, Robbinsdale Armstrong 4:58.74 1982
Becca Dyson, Roseville Area 4:59.07 2010
Emily Naslund, Bloomington Jefferson 4:59.09 1998
Charlene Hubbard, Becker 4:59.14 1984
Julie Gifford, Tracy-Milroy 4:59.21 2000
McKenzie Melalnder, Eastview 4:59.25 2007
Heather Doyle, Moorhead 4:59.26 1987
Maria Hauger, Shakopee 4:59.40 2010
Hannah Grinaker, Detroit Lakes 4:59.42 2005
Cassy Opitz, Eden Prairie 4:59.53 2009
Snuffy Alto, Alexandria 4:59.80 1989
Mary Beth Spencer, Anoka 5:00.00 1975
Zoe Nagell, Armstrong 5:00.01 2000
Emma Bates, Elk River 5:00.13 2010
Lynn Ranfranz, Rochester John Marshall 5:00.34 1979
Mara Olson, St. Louis Park 5:00.63 2010
Anita Menden, Eden Prairie 5:00.71 1999
Catherine Ferrell, St. Paul Academy 5:00.92 2000
Kara Wheeler, Duluth East 5:00.92 1996
JoAnna Deeter, Eden Prairie 5:00.93 1996
Kailaa Urick, Chaska 5:00.95 2010
Virginia Senf, St. Paul Como 5:01.10 2005
Cara Daniels, Anoka 5:01.14 1986
Nicole Calaabrese, Kingsland 5:01.35 2005
Steph Bruening, Alexandria 5:01.38 1989
Mallory Van Ness, Mounds View 5:01.43 2005
Chelsea Pettit, Holy Angels 5:01.45 2009
Annie Yetzer, Lakeville 5:01.59 2002
NIcole Kuznia, BOLD 5:01.67 1997
Stephanie Herbst, Chaska 5:01.74 1984
Dana Peters, Kenyon Wanamingo 5:01.85 2003
Jill Slettedahl, Granite Falls 5:02.22 1983
Caitlin Hewes, Stillwater Area 5:02.54 2008
Chrissy Monson, Albert Lea 5:02.58 2010
Ladia Albertson, Stillwater Area 5:02.84 2002
Laura Hughes, Mankato West 5:02.86 2007
Tammy Fenske, Elgin Millville 5:02.94 1981
Nicole Sherr, Morris 5:02.94 1988
Katie Moraczewski, White Bear Lake 5:02.95 2007
Diane Krueger, Robbindale Cooper 5:02.98 1980
Peggy Saracino, Hill Murray 5:03.14 1980
Bonnie Sons, Norwood Young America 5:03.14 1983
Jill Stevenson, Tartan 5:03.14 1983
Heather Dorniden, Rosemount 5:03.17 2005
Colleen Flaherty, Hopkins 5:03.20 1997
Marie Borner, Park Cottage Grove 5:03.21 2004
Rebekah Yetzer, Lakeville 5:03.23 2002
Julie Golla, Rochster John Marshall 5:03.25 1993
Jen Hess, Paynesville Area 5:03.29 2001
Alison Liewen, Minnetonka 5:03.44 2003
Leslie Seymour, Regina 5:03.44 1978
Sho Kroeger, Lake Crystal WM 5:03.54 1993
Pam Willey, Eden Prairie 5:03.54 1981
Erica Seidenkranz, Monticello 5:03.77 2010
Katie Anderson, Blaine 5:03.93 2004
Molly Kafes, Maple Grove 5:03.99 2008
Sheila Wagner, Barrett 5:04.06 1980
Nancy Gieske, Henry Sibley 5:04.14 1980
Loree Haugland, Owatonna 5:04.15 1980
Danielle Berndt, Kennedy 5:04.26 2007
Kayla Uphoff, Lakeville South 5:04.26 2010
Emily Meese, Minnetonka 5:04.28 2007
Emily Schwitzer, Hopkins 5:04.31 2005
Alison Titcomb, Robbinsdale Armstrong 5:04.32 1980
Julie Kramer, Fulda 5:04.40 1986
Trina Steffes, St. Cloud Tech 5:04.48 1991
Victoria Moses, Irondale 5:04.71 1998
Kaylea Brase, Centennial 5:05.01 2008
Stephanie Sjostrom, Champlin Park 5:05.03 2009
Danielle Burke, Waseca 5:05.11 2006
Lauren Bergstrom, Rochester Century 5:05.18 2004
Megan Mahle, Plainview 5:05.24 1993
Anne Hills, Mounds View 5:05.44 1984
Christine Patten, Holy Angels 5:05.53 1980

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Web-Site to Help Budding Professionals

Want to make it as a professional distance runner?

Now, thanks to Team USA Minnesota and USA Track and Field, there's a web-site to help you do exactly that -- provided, of course, you can contribute the talent and dedication.

Yesterday, the Twin Cities-based elite long distance training group launched the web-site, which it developed with the support of a 2010 Excellence Challenge Grant from USA Track & Field. The site aims to put in one place all the pertinent information aspiring elite athletes need to become professional distance runners.

Work on the site began last fall with design and content provided by Team USA Minnesota athletes and board members. A companion four-day camp for selected recent graduates will be held in Minneapolis this summer.

"Our intent is to provide promising collegiate distance runners with a comprehensive overview of what it takes and what is involved in becoming a professional runner," Team USA Minnesota president Pat Goodwin said in a media release.

"If we can attract more talented runners to the sport - from the 800-meters up through the marathon - the U.S. will continue its re-emergence toward competitive excellence in long distance running both nationally and internationally."

Sections on the site include information about training centers, agents, elite competitions in track, cross country and the roads, financial and health support, anti-doping, and USATF, among other topics. The site plans to post interviews with runners and others in the distance running field, as well as news and announcements.

The target audience for the web site and camp is collegiate distance runners, coaches and parents/families with secondary audiences of training centers, current athletes, future elite runners, elite recruiters, agents, and anyone else interested in the sport of distance running.

USATF's Excellence Challenge Grants support the advancement of performance excellence in five areas including long distance running. The 2010 awards were announced last July.

H.S. Girls' All-Time Lists: 800-Meters

Here's the next installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performers.

Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

All-Time Girls' 800m

Jeanne Kruckeberg, Blooming Prairie 2:08.24 1984
Jennifer Watson, Anoka 2:10.39 1991
Heather Dorniden, Rosemount 2:10.42 2005
Andrea Wahlin, Rocori 2:10.55 2004
Elizabeth Yetzer, Lakeville 2:10.77 2004
Molly Lehman, Minnetonka 2:11.32 2005
Ada Anderson, Roseau 2:11.60 2001
Megan Smith, Eden Prairie 2:11.87 2007
Nikki Swenson, Lac Que Parle 2:12.08 2006
Maggie Carruth, Minnetonka 2:12.14 2010
Danijela Vicanovic, Minnetonka 2:12.19 1986
Haylie Zenner, Fergus Falls 2:12.19 2010
Paula Class, St. Paul Academy 2:12.30 1977
Dana Glidden, Mounds View 2:12.50 1977
Ruth Harris, Henry Sibley 2:12.80 1975
Lisa Koelfgen, Armstrong 2:12.80 1982
Missy Levine, Hopkins 2:12.90 1982
Laura Roach, Lakeville North 2:12.92 2006
Alissa Kurke, Anoka 2:13.02 2004
Lori Phipps, Elgin Millview 2:13.10 1981
Sarah Renk, Winona 2:13.23 1987
Anne Hills, Mounds View 2:13.40 1983
Cindy Seikkula, Cooper 2:13.50 1974
NIcole Calabrese, Kingsland 2:13.62 2005
Nicole Scherr, Morris 2:13.77 1986
Sarah Schellinger, Sartel 2:13.85 2007
Erin Krause, Wayzata 2:13.86 2010
Kelly Brinkman, Hutchinson 2:13.92 1999
Paula Leu, Anoka 2:13.96 1983
Cassy Opitz, Eden Prairie 2:13.98 2009
Lori Bearson, Lanesboro 2:14.10 1978
Ann Klein, Hill Murray 2:14.10 1980
Gabriele Anderson, Perham 2:14.14 2004
Hannah McAllister, Brainerd 2:14.15 2007
Megan Manthe, Anoka 2:14.16 2001
Tammy McGrane, Park Rapids 2:14.30 1978
Toni St. Pierre, Hopkins Eisenhower 2:14.30 1973
Colleen Flaherty, Hopkins 2:14.34 1998
Emma Lucken, Roseville Area 2:14.38 2010
Melissa Varpness, Montevideo 2:14.42 2008
Amber Affeldt, Coon Rapids 2:14.43 1994
Nikki Schultz, Cedar Mountain 2:14.48 2006
Karla Zylstra, Hendricks Ivanhoe 2:14.49 1985
Lauren Domski, Woodbury 2:14.53 2010
Megan Lundgren, Mankato West 2:14.54 2005
Lauren Bergstrom, Rochester Century 2:14.56 2003
Mollie Hupp, Eden Prairie 2:14.57 2001
Brittany Gigstead, Perham 2:14.58 2006
Savana Weller, Sauk Centre 2:14.62 2008
Megan Brinkman, Northfield 2:14.64 1999
Megan Daymont, Northfield 2:14.64 1999
Tanna-Marie Simmons, St. Louis Park 2:14.65 1999
Laura Joyce, Wayzata 2:14.75 1996
Anne Ferguson, Eastview 2:14.76 2007
Kathy Lee, Rochester Lourdes 2:14.80 1975
Trina Steffes, St. Cloud Tech 2:14.87 1991
Katie Class, St. Paul Highland 2:14.90 1980
Jenna Halverson, Barnum 2:14.90 2006
Ruth Swanson, Alexander Ramsey 2:14.90 1980
Christine Fries, Eastview 2:14.94 2007
Virginia Senf, Woodbury 2:15.00 2007
Avery Buresh, Wadena Deer Creek 2:15.14 2002
Heidi Evans, Roseau 2:15.14 2003
Anita Menden, Eden Prairie 2:15.15 1999
Sarah Becker, Rocori 2:15.16 2003
Jody Eder, Stillwater Area 2:15.20 1981
Sarah Decker, Rocori 2:15.21 2002
Tatum Garrity, Hibbing 2:15.25 2009
Emily Montgomery, Woodbury 2:15.25 1991
Carrie Tollefson, Lac Que Parle 2:15.26 1995
Heather Brun, Rogers 2:15.28 2007
Alice Lehman, Minnetonka 2:15.28 2005
Ally McSherry, Totino Grace 2:15.31 2010
Annie Yetzer, Lakeville 2:15.34 2003
Jenny Reff, Fergus Falls 2:15.36 2001
Lisa Johnson, LaCrescent 2:15.40 1984
Kelly Valliere, Henning 2:15.42 1980
Hailey Jerabek, Benilde St. Margaret's 2:15.49 2010
Kelly Anderson, Monticello 2:15.52 1996
Jenny Guibert, Rochester Century 2:15.54 2010
Mikaya Larson, Edina 2:15.55 2006
Katie Shelerud, Esko 2:15.59 2010
Cindy Schmiesing, Sauk Centre 2:15.60 1985
Sarah Chapman, Apple Valley 2:15.63 2004
Savana Weller, Sauk Centre 2:15.77 2010
Tatum Garrity, Hibbing 2:15.79 2010
Paige Foster, Prior Lake 2:15.80 2010
Ann Lundin, Columbia Heights 2:15.80 1980
Kelly Moss, White Bear Mariner 2:15.80 1978
Kim Magee, Bloomington Jefferson 2:15.83 2001
Chelsea Haviland, Thief River Falls 2:15.84 2000
McKenzie Melander, Eastview 2:15.94 2007
Michelle Danielson, Fergus Falls 2:15.95 1993
Shannon Bergstedt, Hopkins 2:16.06 2004
Shelia Haugh, Rosemount 2:16.06 1984
Bobbi VanAmber, Alexandria 2:16.10 1983
Jamie Cheever, Mpls Southwest 2:16.11 2002
Kristin Mulliner, Mankato West 2:16.20 1988
Christal Armendariz, Janesville 2:16.28 1985
Jessica Faith, St. Cloud Apollo 2:16.30 1994

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gopher Pole Vaulters Earn Big Ten Awards

University of Minnesota pole vaulters Samantha Sonnenberg and Ben Peterson earned Big Ten Field Event Athlete of the Week honors thanks to their high-flying exploits over the weekend.

Sonnenberg, a Waukesha, Wisconsin native, won the pole vault event Iowa State Classic on Friday, clearing a season-best 13-9 1/4. The mark is currently the top clearance in the Big Ten this season and ranks Sonnenberg #13 in NCAA Division I.

Sonnenberg shared the award with Michigan State thrower Beth Rohl.

Peterson, a Cody, Wyoming native and the defending Big Ten champion, cleared a career-best 17-9 to win at Iowa State. Peterson’s vault, the fifth-best in Gopher history, currently ranks him first in the Big Ten and #4 in the nation this season.

Rising in the Rankings ... The Gopher men rose six spots to #25 in the latest NCAA Division rankings released yesterday. The Gopher women, ascended twelve places to #39.

Complete rankings can be found HERE.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tollefson to Get Cold, Wet for Special Olympics

2004 Olympic 1500-meter semi-finalist Carrie Tollefson will brave the elements for a good cause next Saturday.

The 13-time Minnesota State High School League champion will participate in the Polar Plunge to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics on February 26. Tollefson (pictured) will brave the icy waters at Crystal Beach in Burnsville along with her husband, Charlie Peterson, and the video production crew for her podcast C Tolle Run.

"I’ve never done a Polar Plunge before and what a great way to do it," Tollefson said in a media release. "Knowing that these athletes will benefit from me freezing my buns off is awesome! It is just another way to spread the word about what athletics and physical fitness means to each and every one of us.”

The local Polar Plunge consists of 14 different plunge events held across the state, in which participants plunge into a frozen lake. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 to participate, with the proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics. In its fourteenth year, the Polar Plunge last year raised $1.4 million and had more than 7000 participants.

As part of the Polar Plunge, Tollefson will be documenting the experience for an episode of C Tolle Run, a new video podcast about Tollefson and her racing comeback targeting the 2012 Olympics. The podcast features “Day In the Life” episodes about Tollefson and her family, as well as informative videos about running and other endurance sports.

Videos are available at The Polar Plunge episode will air Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Photo by Victor Sailor/Photo Run.

H.S. Girls' All-Time Lists: 400-Meters

Here's this week's opening installment of "Moorhead's Lists," Champlin Park coach Kevin Moorhead's compilation of the all-time best Minnesota high school girls' track and field performances.

Moorhead encourages corrections and amendments. He can be contacted at:

Kevin [DOT] Moorhead [AT] anoka [DOT] k12 [DOT] mn [DOT] us

All-Time Girls' 400m

Vanessa Clarida, Bloomington Kennedy 54.36 2001
Jane Oas, Mound Westonka 54.60 1971
Sasha Davis, Park Center 55.09 2010
Sade Pollard, St. Paul Harding 55.09 2005
Christy Viste, Rochester Mayo 55.10 1977
Bridget Sweeney, Hopkins 55.14 2010
Lindsy Mattson, Grand Rapids 55.18 2010
Heather Dorniden, Rosemount 55.29 2004
Amber Affeldt, Coon Rapids 55.67 1995
Ashley Tingelstad, East Grand Forks 55.83 2008
Deborah Cordner, St. Louis Park 55.91 1998
Anne Hillier, Blake 55.93 2001
Kou Lougon, Park Center 55.94 2001
Jessica Mittelstadt, Mankato West 55.99 1999
Shade Pratt, Rosemount 56.06 2010
Jessica Shuster, Mpls Washburn 56.06 1997
Renee Crep, Bemidji 56.07 1987
Wren Schafer, Buffalo Lake 56.10 1977
Lexy Brown, Eastview 56.17 2008
Anne Hills, Mounds View 56.20 1984
Jennifer Bell, Bloomington Lincoln 56.20 1982
Sue Chopskie, Park Cottage Grove 56.22 1986
Paige Stratioti, Duluth Denfeld 56.27 2010
Sandy Jorgensen, Woodbury 56.29 2004
Dana Watts, St. Paul Central 56.30 1978
Sue Faus, Rocori 56.31 1987
Lisa Michkelson, Burnsville 56.33 1988
Erica Dombro, St. Paul Highland Park 56.44 2009
Laura Hermanson, Burnsville 56.54 2004
Heather Van Norman, Windom 56.56 1988
Shanda Larsen, Holdingford 56.62 2002
Nancy Golie, Irondale 56.66 1985
Danijela Vicanovic, Minnetonka 56.69 1985
Leighton Lerum, Providence Academy 56.71 2009
Sophie Charlton, Rochester Mayo 56.73 2008
Trisha Schumacher, Planview 56.76 1993
Kristi Kropp, Anoka 56.79 1982
Shade Pratt, Rosemount 56.80 2008
Cathy Anderson, Stillwater 56.80 1980
Lisa Bublitz, Winona 56.80 1979
Teresa Huberty, South St. Paul 56.80 1979
Kelsey Conrad, Robbinsdale Cooper 56.81 2006
Emily Bartusek, Albert Lea 56.84 2000
Niki Martineau, Park Cottage Grove 56.85 1993
Jennifer Pietenpol, Rochester Mayo 56.90 1981
Tara Kazemba, Winona 56.90 1977
Kristi Buerkle, Forest Lake 56.91 2007
Jeanne Kruckeberg, Blooming Prairie 56.91 1983
Bridget Sweeny, Hopkins 56.92 2009
Cassie Toepfer, Egan 56.94 2006
Collen Everson, Murray Cnty Central 56.95 2008
Malayshia George, Breck 56.95 2010
Laura Mottaz, Maple Grove 56.96 2004
Stacy Slapnicher, Bemidji 57.00 1981
Deanne Olson, Elbow Lake 57.00 1977
Nikki Swenson, Dawson Boyd 57.01 2007
Jessica Smith, Mankato East 57.02 2005
Megan Geyen, Watertown Mayer 57.03 2006
Maureen Leonard, Minnetonka 57.03 1986
Carol Peterka, St. Cloud Apollo 57.03 1980
Kelsey Leonard, Hermantown 57.04 2006
Amanda Mueller, Forest Lake 57.10 2001
Kris Rens, Little Falls 57.10 1977
Barb MacLeod, Moorhead 57.10 1975
CeeCee Cox, Mounds View 57.10 1974
Karma Suttles, Mankato West 57.12 1988
Karen Ryan, Chaska 57.13 1986
Kaitlyn Marsolek, Bemidji 57.14 2004
Alana Eason, Champlin Park 57.15 2008
Kelsey Ostberg, Visitation 57.15 2002
Jenny Higgins, Hutchinson 57.17 1996
Beth Johnson, Mahtomedi 57.18 1994
Amber Bohman, Park Rapids 57.20 1993
Sarah Parks, Owatonna 57.20 1981
Katherine McQuin, Mankato West 57.27 1998
Liz Tracy, Mankato West 57.29 2001
Kris Berg, Burnsville 57.29 1998
Jane Timm, St. Peter 57.30 1984
Kathy Merkel, Eleveth 57.30 1977
Kyndal Hargrow, Blake 57.32 2003
Diana Hassell, Anoka 57.32 1996
Paula Behrendt, Rush City 57.33 1981
Brooke Campbell, Lakeville North 57.39 2007
Laura Schnitker, Maple Grove 57.39 2009
Paige Stratioti, Duluth Denfeld 57.39 2009
Meri Schwartz, Red Wing 57.40 1989
Frani Loftness, Winona 57.40 1983
Laura Hernke, Cannon Falls 57.40 1979
Katie Gewerth, Cedar Mountain 57.41 2004
Andrea Harens, Apple Valley 57.41 1994
Denise Bullocks, Mt. St. Benedict 57.41 1981
Katie Bierlein, Eastview 57.46 2002
Kayla Steeves, Mounds View 57.48 2007
Brigitte Stuewe, Norwood Young America 57.48 1986
Tracy Brown, Brainerd 57.50 1986
Jane Hale, Mpls Washburn 57.50 1978
Kathy Schmitz, Park Rapids 57.50 1977
Angela Olson, Eagan 57.52 2004
Caitlin Perra, Zumbrota Mazeppa 57.52 2004
Christy Mueller, Thief River Falls 57.54 1985