Ben Olson has achieved a lot in the running world – setting record times and qualifying to some of the most elite racing programs.
The 13-year-old Coon Rapids resident recently returned from participating in the North American Final of the Hershey’s Track and Field Games in Hershey, Pa., Aug. 1-4.
Blaine sophomore Taylor Morgan came into the state meet with high hopes for shining in the 100-meter dash and two relays.
Hurdles standout CJ Janu, a Spring Lake Park student who will run with the University of Iowa in the fall, won the state 110-meter high hurdles with a finals time of 14.37 seconds, beating longtime rival and friend Ben Ojika of Irondale and Cody Walton of Forest Lake in the Class AA State Track and Field meet at Hamline University June 8.
Four area schools will be represented at the Class AA State Track and Field Meet after successful performances at the Section 5AA meet held on the same track as the state meet.
Section True Team track and field meets took center stage across the state May 7.
The top scoring boys and girls team from each of the eight sections earned the right to compete for a state True Team title at Hamline University May 17.
Blaine track and field swept the boys and girls Section 5AAA True Team titles and will compete Class AAA State True Team meet at Hamline University May 17.
The season’s first big boys’ and girls’ track meet of the season went off without any signs of a snowflake or rain drop on the track at the Hamline Elite Meet in St. Paul April 26.