RINK & RUN UPDATE: USA Half-Marathon to Duluth
The most prize money in the history of the USA Half-Marathon Championships will be offered in 2012 and 2013 when the event for men and women comes to Duluth in conjunction with Grandma’s Marat... Posted on 5/4/10 at 12:47 PM
It’s rather fitting that the only way to keep Marisa Shady from competing is to have medical staff tell her it’s not advised. Shady was one of a number of Carlton County athletes who competed in the State High School track meet last weekend in St. Paul.
Thomas Udenberg is one to watch at this week’s Section 7AA track and field meet. The fifth-year varsity shot put and discus thrower for the Lumberjacks is a favorite to advance to his first state meet in both categories Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at Malosky Stadium in Duluth. See update at bottom after Wednesday's competition.
Thomas Udenberg, now a 6-foot-3, 270-pound senior, helps anchor the Lumberjacks’ largest track and field team under ninth-year Coach Tim Prosen, who estimated 140 students are participating in the ever-increasing program this year.
Josh Cisar isn’t your prototypical track athlete. Standing 6-foot-2, weighing 190 pounds and built primarily of muscle, the steady Moose Lake senior speedster is freakishly fast, yet superbly strong on the oval.
To top that, he’s a rookie at the sport.
Esko finished with 465.5 overall points, nearly 40 ahead of Blue Earth as distant runner-up at 426. Longtime Eskomos girls Coach Tim Lindquist said that convincing victory was nice to see, crediting all involved.
Since leaping his first varsity hurdle freshman year, Landen Straub has progressed steadily, bettering both his time and technique. Perhaps that’s because the Cloquet senior’s toughest challenger suits up on the same team.
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