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Hundreds Gather To Remember Monticello Track Star

Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.

09/14/2013

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Eagan Sisters Head To Jr. Olympics

Natalie and Elena Windels share both a last name and a passion for track and field. “I like how you just get to accelerate and, like, just use all your power and try and finish and do the best that you can,” Elena said. Her sister Natalie is more succinct. “I just like running,” Natalie said. James Pipkens, the head sprints coach for Apple Valley High School, works closely with the sisters. He says there may be some sibling rivalry going on.

07/19/2013

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Cretin-Derham Hall Track Star Shines On

There’s something Cretin-Derham Hall sprinter Megan Linder tells herself every time she steps in the blocks. “Just, ‘I believe I can do it.’ It’s kind of hard to say you can do it, because I’m a really humble person. I don’t always say, like, ‘I just gonna win.’ It’s never like that for me. It’s like, ‘Gotta believe it to achieve it,’” Linder said.

06/08/2013

St. Thomas senior Taylor Berg is seeded first nationally in the 5,000-meter run heading into the NCAA championships. (credit: GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National Title

One day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen’s one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.

05/22/2013

Hamline senior Becky Culp already has three All-American honors on her resume, but wants two more -- and could possible add an NCAA title to it, too. (credit: Hamline University)

Beyond Bounds: Becky Culp Could Take Home An NCAA Crown

Disclaimer: Male readers especially, unless you are eager for a self-conscious day at the gym tomorrow, I’d advise you to stop read right … about … now. When Hamline’s three-time All-American thrower Becky Culp hits […]

05/18/2013

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H.S. Sports Teams Cope With Frigid Spring

It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.

04/17/2013

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Cabin Fever Skyrocketing For MN HS Sports

Minnesota high school spring sports started practice this week. But with the weather being what it is, they’ve been relegated indoors.

03/22/2013

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Anchor Olympics: Track And Field

Last week, WCCO anchors competed in basketball, beach volleyball and badminton as part of the Anchor Olympics. On Thursday, it was track day, and Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro got a much needed lesson on running sprints.

08/09/2012

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Find The Right Shoes For National Running Day

The first Wednesday in June is designated as National Running Day, which means it’s time to get your running shoes on.

06/05/2012

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Prep Blog: Spring State Tournaments Starting Up

We’re entering the really busy stretch of the high school spring sports season. That’s right, it’s early June and it’s championship week for several spring sports around the state.

06/04/2012

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Leapin’ Leonard Gives Back To His Alma Mater

The year was 1990, and Leonard Jones was jumping. He combined with teammate Martez Williams to win a state team track title.

06/02/2012

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Irondale H.S. Athlete Competes In Wheelchair

Many great athletes come from humble beginnings, but for his entire life, Mark Braun has been fighting to overcome obstacles. He was born with spinal bifida, a birth defect that left his legs upside down and crossed.

05/28/2012