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 1:47 PM
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.
Esko wasn’t the only Carlton County town represented at the state track and field meet last weekend. Other Northlanders were there, too.
Half a dozen individuals competed well at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday, as the northern part of the state was well-
represented in the lanes, pits and field events amongst the state’s most select company.
Friday and Saturday, the Esko girls competed in the Class A Minnesota track and field state meet in St. Paul where they finished seventh out of 76 participating teams – Esko’s highest finish since they won the state crown back in 1995.
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