RINK & RUN UMD women ranked in cross country
The NCAA Division II women's preseason cross country poll has Minnesota Duluth at No. 6. The poll for men and women is here.
The Bulldogs, led by junior Morgan Place, are No. 2 in the Central Regiona... Posted on 8/25/10 at 10:29 AM
Marisa Shady, the seasoned senior, and Kiminski, a speedy sophomore, helped steer the Eskomos to the Class A girls team title at the Minnesota state high school cross country championships Saturday morning on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
Marisa Shady again carried the Eskomos at last Thursday’s Section 7A cross country meet, where the 5-foot-6 superstar won her third straight individual title and led Esko to their fourth consecutive championship at the Cloquet Country Club, on a course that was soggy from an early morning rain that changed to wind and snow for the section meet.
Saturday morning, the Swain belonged to Cloquet eighth-graders Isaac Boedigheimer and Anja Maijala, as each won the 62nd Swain Invitational middle school races, carrying the Cloquet Middle School Lumberjacks to both boys and girls titles at Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.
Dylan Marvel set a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 16 minutes, 46.4 seconds in placing 12th in Class AAA at Saturday’s Milaca Mega Meet at the Stones Throw Golf Club in Milaca, Minn. Posting the top individual time for Cloquet, Marvel led the Lumberjacks to an eighth-place team finish.
Racing to catch his breath after his best-ever state cross country performance, Jackson Lindquist stood near the finish line Saturday afternoon as his hardest critic.
“That time was OK,” he said, winded.
Battling a side ache and collapsing in exhaustion after her third-place run at state, Marisa Shady found the energy afterward to congratulate Blake’s Clare Flanagan with a hug.
From one state champion to the next.
Steve Knutson was honest when asked how many miles he put on his family’s van in their all-day, statewide journey Saturday.
“I didn’t really keep track,” he said, as he quickly estimated their trek from Esko to Northfield, Minn., then up to Grand Rapids and back home to Esko. “I’m guessing between 550 and 600. It wasn’t too bad.”
Arms raised, wearing a smile that was pure sunshine, Marisa Shady approached the finish line triumphantly. Not knowing what to do moments after, she broke down in tears. That’s when it hit her. She was a state champion.
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