Sunday, March 16, 2014

Francis and Grunewald USATF Minnesota Athletes of the Month

US 3K national champ Gabe Grunewald of Team USA Minnesota and pole vaulter Shawn Francis were selected as USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for February 2014.

Grunewald won her first US title in the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque and represented the US at the IAAF Indoor Championships in Sopot.  Francis finished second in the pole vault at the US Championships with a PR of 18' 2.5".  Francis won the MSHSL Class AA pole vault title while at Hastings.  In college he vaulted for NDSU, won several conference titles, and was known for his "lucky socks, " striped knee high tube socks during his sophomore year. His younger brother Kyle also vaulted for Hastings and NDSU.

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