Blaine eighth-grader Sarah Olson likes to think about a running quote on the course or a motivating song to keep her legs moving throughout a cross country race.
Led by senior Nathan Engstrom and junior Alec Lorimer, Andover secured one of two places in the Class AA boys state cross country meet with a runner-up finish at the Section 7AA meet.
Blaine eighth-grader Sarah Olson captured the Northwest Suburban Conference title over Spring Lake Park junior Erin Guse by 14 seconds Thursday afternoon. Olson won the conference championship race set at the Elk River Golf Course in 15 minutes, 4.9 seconds, which should boost her confidence going into the section meet.
As we mark start of the final push toward the end of the cross country season, the Blaine Invitational offered runners a chance to test themselves against a very strong field.
Thursday afternoon 18 cross country teams converged on the course outside Anoka High School for the annual Rum River Invite.
Four distinguished athletes and one coach will be among the second class to be inducted into the Anoka High School Hall of Fame on Sept. 11.
Anoka The defending Section 5AA champion and Northwest Suburban Conference runner-up girls team returns several runners from last fall but graduated its two strongest performers. Returners include Isabelle Brezinka, Maria Kalkman and Sydney Paulson with captains Sarone Paulzine and Emma Steffens. The boys will be guided by captains Mark Leonard and Harrison Redepenning. Coach Pete […]