Friday, September 19, 2014

News: Grant Wintheiser; Bailey; HS Race Results; Goucher

MIAC Friday feature on St. Olaf's Grant Wintheiser is HERE.

Winona Daily News story on Winona HS's Hunter Bailey is HERE

Farmington Invitational race results are HERE(boy's), and HERE(girl's)

Stillwater Gazette report on the Mayo Invitational HERE.

Northfield News report on Northfield teams at the Burnsville Invitational HERE

Duluth News Tribune XC rankings are HERE (scroll down to XC rankings)

Worthington Globe report on the Jackson County Central KKOJ/KRAQ Subway Invitational high school cross country meet HERE

Fairbault Daily News report on the NRHEG Invite is HERE

Kara Goucher talks about her return to racing at Philadelphia and the TCS NYC Marathon HERE.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

News: Emily Gordon; PP AOW; HS Results

UCLA Newsroom story on new Team USA Minnesota runner Emily Gordon is HERE.

Minnehaha Academy's Ephram Bird selected as one of the Pioneer Press' Athletes of the Week HERE. Boy's results HERE, girl's HERE.

 Strib preview of upcoming big meets for metro HS cross county teams HERE.

Pine Island Invitational results are HERE.

Burnsville Invitational results for boy's are HERE, girl's HERE.

News: Exercise and the Brain;Meb

Exercise and "sedentary behavior," impact on brain function for older adults HERE.

Meb Keflezighi provides tips on being successful at an age when most people write you off because of your age HERE.  (NOTE: Today 43-year-old Jens Voigt broke the cycling one hour record.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

News: NCAA DIII rankings; UMD; Salomon Autumn Trail Series; Runners Overcome Injuries; HS Results

NCAA DIII national rankings are HERE.

Interview with UMD women's XC coach Joanna Warmington HERE.

C Tolle Run video on the Salomon Autumn Trail Series is HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe article on three motorcycle accident survivors who overcame their injuries to finish the Turkey Day 10K this year HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe summary of the Lac qui Parle Valley Meet HERE.

Lake City Invitational results are HERE.

Waconia Invitational results are HERE.

Prescott Invitational results are HERE.

JA Curran XC Invite results are HERE.

Grasshopper Invitational results are HERE (go to Select Races and choose between Varsity and JV events)




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

USATF Minnesota Athletes of the Month for August

USATF Minnesota selected Wayzata's Connor Olson as male athlete of the month for August and the Minnesota Elite 4 by 100 relay team of Centennial HS's Jedah Caldwell, Kailynn Blanchard, Lashaura Porter, Meagan Blair, and Michaela Baker that won the AAU JO championship as the female athletes of the month for August.
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News: NCAA Rankings; NSIC Weekly XC Summaries; MIAC AOW; Bartnik; Wilson; Hopkins; Results

NCAA DI XC ranking is HERE  DIII NCAA Region ranking HERE

NSIC weekly Summaries, AOW  for women HERE, men HERE.

MIAC female athlete of the week HERE, male HERE.

Gopher's Aaron Bartnik Big 10 Male Athlete of the Week  HERE.

Former Gopher women's coach Gary Wilson inducted into SUNY Cortland C-Club HOF HERE.

Minnesota Daily story of Gopher women's XC coach Sarah Hopkins HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe coverage of the Eagle Invitational  HERE. Globe coverage of the Turkey Day 10K road race is HERE.

Pierz Pioneer Stampede results for boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

News: National Rankings; More College Results; Goucher; Heath, TC 10 Course Change

MileSplit boy's XC Team rankings HERE. Wayzata third, Stillwater thirteenth.

USTFCCCA NCAA DI Regional Rankings HERE.

UW-Parkside Midwest XC Open women's results are HERE.Team scores HERE,  men's results HERE. Winona State women's summary HERE, men's HERE.

Kara Goucher's comeback: the racing begins HERE

Spikes on traveling in Europe with Garrett Heath and Chris Loxsom of the Brooks Beasts HERE.

The course for the Medtronic TC 10-Mile will change because of the mud slide clean up on West River Parkway.  New course takes the runners across the Dinkytown Bridge and back onto the East River Road.  Map is HERE.

Boy's HS Class AA XC Rankings

Boys AA Cross Country Rankings
Minnesota Coach’s Association
 Week 3 (released 9/15/2014)

Teams
1              Wayzata
2              Edina
3              Stillwater
4              Hopkins
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              White Bear Lake
7              Eden Prairie
8              Rosemount
9              Shakopee
10           Minnetonka
11           Bemidji
12           Robbinsdale Armstrong 
Other Teams receiving votes: Alexandria, Centennial, Chanhassen, Red Wing

Individuals
 1             Connor Olson, Wayzata
2              Joe Klecker, Hopkins
3              Chase Cayo, Stma
4              Jaret Carpenter, Wayzata
5              Bailey Hesse-Withbro, Stillwater
6              Ian Eklin, Wayzata
7              Logan Ramlet, Edina
8              Eli Krahn, Stillwater
9              Alex Berhe, Rosemount
10           Nick Wareham, Woodbury
11           Justin Hytinnen, Farmington
12           Faysal Mahmoud, Burnsville
Other Athletes receiving votes: Ashenafi Hatte, Washington Technology; Owen Hoeft, Hopkins; Matthew Lundstrom, Detroit Lakes​

Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon Photo Album

Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon photos are HERE.

Girl's HS Class A Rankings

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION
CLASS A RANKINGS
Sept. 15th

TEAMS                          
1.       Annandale                               
2.       Waseca                                    
3.       Perham                                 
4.       Lac Qui ParleValley-DB         
5.       Trinity of River Ridge         
6.       Dover-Eyota                              
7.       Holy Family Catholic                 
8.       Luverne Area                       
9.       Minnehaha Acad.                 
10.     Lanesboro/Fillmore Central    
11.     Holdingford                              
12.     Fairmont                                     

INDIVIDUALS
1.      Madison Schandelmeier   Luverne Area
2.      Tierney Winter                WEM-JWP
3.      Emily Donnay                 Eden Valley-Watkins/K
4.      Theresa Mueller             Trinity of River Ridge
5.      Kayla Huhnerkoch         Redwood Valley Area
6.      Kailee Kiminski                     Esko
7.      Annika Voss                          Proctor
8.      McKenzie Kirtz            Grand Meadow/L.O./S
9.      Alaysia Freetly              Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB
10.    Anna Donnay                Eden Valley-Watkins/K
11.    Elizabeth Schlafke              Annandale
12.    Ellie Nelson                         Roseau

Boy's HS Class A Rankings

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION
CLASS A RANKINGS
Sept. 15th
         
TEAMS                                
1.       Martin County West                        
2.       Glencoe/Silver Lake                 
3.       Waseca                                     .     
4.       Perham                                     
5.       Mora                                           
6.       St. Cloud Cathedral                  
7        Minnehaha Acad.                       
8.       Holy Family Catholic            
9.       Canby/Minneota/LinHI              
10.     Holdingford                               
11.     Lake City                                 
12      Eveleth-Gilbert               

INDIVIDUALS
1.       Shane Streich        Waseca 
2.       Isaac Overmyer     Park Rapids
3.       Ephraim Bird        Minnehaha Academy
4.       Andrew Zachman  Holdingford
5.       Mike Destache      St. Paul Academy
6.       Billy Beseman        Perham
7.       Evan Ferlic         Mounds Park Academy
8.       Ben Burgett        Willmar Community Christian
9.       Jonah Mayo         Martin County West
10.     John Roth            Lake Crystal/WM
11.     Zack Emery           LaCrescent
12.     Zach Carlson         Royalton


Girl's HS Class AA Cross Country Rankings

Girl's Class AA Cross Country Rankings – Sept 15
Teams
1 Willmar                                          
2 Wayzata                                                                         
3 Eden Prairie                 
4 Edina                                               
5 Forest Lake                
6 East Ridge                     
7 Eagan                                               
8 Minnetonka                                  
9 Marshall                                         
10 Lakeville South         
11 Hopkins                                       
12 Totino Grace
 Others receiving votes:  Moorhead, St Michael-Albertville, Chaska, Bemidji

Individuals
1    Megan Hasz, 11                          Alexandria                    
2    Bethany Hasz, 11                      Alexandria                         
3    Anna French, 12                        Wayzata                             
4    Rachel King, 11                           St Michael-Albertville 
5    Anna Van Wyk, 12                   Eagan                                  
6    Tess Misgen, 10                         Shakopee                                           
7    Emily Covert, 8                         Mpls Washburn             
8    Anastasia Korzenowski, 10      Chanhassen
9   Annika Lerdall, 10                     Wayzata                             
10   Emma Benner,  10                  Forest Lake                       
11  Jasmyn Armstrong , 8            Red Wing                           
12  Jenna Truedson, 12                 Bemidji                  
 Others receiving votes: Elizabeth Klecker, 10, Hopkins;  Claire Boersma, 10,  Marshall; Samantha Hanson, 12,  Willmar; Jane Baude, 10,  North St Paul; Lauren Peterson, 8,  Farmington; Emily Betz, 12, East Ridge; Maria Berg, 11 New Prague 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christy Cazzola Wins Magnificent Mile

Christy Cazzola(left) accepts congratulations for her
win from race founder Sarah Witt. The event is a fund
raiser for research into upper motor neuron disorders.
Multiple NCAA DIII champion Christy Cazzola, who ran for Wisconsin Oshkosh won the Magnificant Mile women's race on Sunday in Raleigh, NC in 4:41.1 Full results are HERE.

News: HS & College Results

Eden Prairie Invitational results for boy's are HERE, girl's HERE

Les Duke Invitational men's 8K results are HERE, Women's 6K results are HERE. Carleton men's summary is HERE, women's HERE.  Bethel men's summary HERE, women's HERE.

Wisconsin-River Falls Falcon Invitational  women's results are HERE, men's results are HERE.  Macalester women's summary is HERE.  St. Kate's summary is HERE.  Augsburg men's 8K summary is HERE, women's 6K is HERE.

Luther Invitational women's results are HERE, men's HERE.  St. Ben's summary is HERE.  St. John's Summary is HERE. Hamline women's summary is HERE, men's HERE.


Brit's Pub Vault Captured on Video

IdeaTap Studios short film(3:27) on the Brit's Pub Vault is HERE.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Garrett Heath 2nd, Kampf PRs in NYRR 5th Ave Mile

Women's finish at the 5th Avenue Mile. Photo courtesy of NYRR
Team USA Minnesota' s Heather Kampf finished fourth in the women's race in the NYRR 5th Avenue Mile Saturday in 4:21.4, a new PR. Flo Track video and results of the women's race HERE. "Wow!!! Super fast!" wrote Kampf on Twitter.

A Mile that looks like a 100 meter finish. Photo by Jane Monti, RRW
Garrett Heath also had a PR, running 3:51.0 to finish second in a photo finish in the men's race.  Will Leer was twelfth in 3:55.9, and Benjamin Blankenship finished fifteenth in 3:57.8.  Results and video of the race are HERE. Post race interview with Heath is HERE.  Leer interview HERE.
What's a tenth of a second worth?

Gopher Women Win BYU Team Title; Men win UC Riverside Invite

The University of Minnesota's women's XC team won the BYU Autumn Classic XC meet on Saturday. Becca Dyson finished second in the individual race in 18:10.2 for the three mile course.  Gopher Summary is HERE.

The Gopher men, led by Aaron Bartnek's runner-up finish took the team title at the UC Riverside Invitational.  Results are HERE, summary HERE.

Gabe Grunewald 6th in Continental Cup 3K; Willis 6th in 1500

Team USA Minnesota's Gabe Grunewald finished sixth in the IAAF Continental Cup 3K in 9:05.58.  Results are HERE.  Nick Willis was also sixth in the 1500 in 3:50.00.  Results are HERE.  "2014... More of a nightmare than a dream season," wrote Grunewald on Instagram. "But guess what? It's OK. I'm grateful for the ups and the downs, the wonderful adventure of being a professional athlete. I'm leaving Marrakech hopeful that this year's struggle = next year's strength. Thank you to all my awesome supporters!"

Continental Cup Info

The last big international meet of the season is underway today in Morocco.  The Americas team members are listed HERE with a short summary of the event.  Team USA Minnesota's Gabe Grunewald is running in the 3K.  Medtronic Twin Cities Mile participants Nick Willis and Nicole Sifuentes are running the 1500.The IAAF event schedule with startlists and results is HERE.  IAAF Twitter feed is HERE. Video coverage from Universal Sports is HERE. IAAF radio and blog coverage HERE. USATF list of broadcast options HERE.

Friday, September 12, 2014

News: HS College & Results; Gophers; Cross Country; Dennis Hahn Photos from 2013 MSHSL Championships: Fashion Week

If the Shoe fits....
U-Mary women win Randy Smith Invitational, men finish third.  Full results are HERE.

Worthington Globe report on the MCW boy's team win in the Turkey Trot HERE.  JCC freshman Jessica Christopher leads the field in the girl's race HERE.

Rochester Post-Bulletin story on the boy's race at the Mayo Invitational is HERE. Boy's results are HERE, girl's HERE, girl's summary story is HERE.

Stillwater Gazette story on Faribault Invitational is HERE.

Duluth News Tribune partial results from the Golden Bear Invitational are HERE.

Waseca County News summary of Hutchinson Invitational is HERE.

Rum River Invitational results are HERE(for boy's), and HERE(for girl's)

Gophers travel to UC Riverside in CA. Young team comprise the traveling squad for the men HERE. Women to compete in the BYU Invitational HERE.

"Cross country is arguably the purest form of running"--Mary Wittenberg, NYRR president and CEO HERE

Dennis Hahn's photo album from the 2013 MSHSL Championships is HERE.

Runners, including Kara Goucher, get some "runway time" during fashion week in NYC HERE.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

News: HS Results; Megan Beam, Minnesota Mile; High jump; Race DQ rules; Running as Punishment

Lakeville Applejack Invite results for boy's race HERE, girl's HERE

Myron Ahle Lucky Lindy Invitational results are HERE for boy's, and HERE for girl's

Minnesota Daily
story on Gopher's Adam Bartnik is HERE.

Bismark Tribune story on U-Mary's Megan Beam is HERE.

WDIO report on the Minnesota Mile HERE.
Ever wonder how high the best high jumpers are going. Here's one
way to put it in perspective.  If he could carry a ball with him a
slam dunk would be easy. Photo by Adam Schmenk.  And , yes, he did
photoshop the basketball backboard and post.

Interesting legal analysis of the DQ of the French steeplechaser at the Euro championships is HERE

Running as punishment legislation in the UK changed HERE

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

News: UMD/Warmington; Minnesota mile Recap; Dirth; Gophers; Lovas; Eli Krahn; HS Results, RT HS XC Rankings, Goucher

USTFCCCA interview with UMD women's track and XC coach Joanna Warmington HERE.

C Tolle Run video recap of the Minnesota Mile is HERE. Duluth News Tribune Minnesota Mile story HERE.

Minnesota Daily preview of the men's and women's XC teams HERE.

 Sun Sailor story on Hopkins coach Nick Lovas HERE.

Apple Valley girl's track coach Geri Dirth selected to State HS Coaches Association Hall of Fame HERE.

St. Paul Pioneer Press story on Eli Krahn HERE.

St. Peter Herald story on St. Peter HS results from Norwood Young America Lions Invitational HERE boy's results HERE, girl's HERE

Sun Current story on Richfield HS results at the Dakota Classic HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe story on Marshall Invitational is HERE.

Fairbault Invitational boy's results HERE, girls's HERE.

Ron Kretsch Invitational  team results for boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Bluejacket Invitational results boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Dover-Eyota Invitational results boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Byron Invitational boy's results HERE, girl's HERE. Photos HERE.

Park Rapids Enterprise report on Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational is HERE.

Running Times High School rankings for girl's HERE, boy's HERE. Wayzata boys and girls ranked second.

Kara Goucher and NYC Fashion Week HERE.

Benjamin Blankenship Returns from a Broken Toe, Racing the Fifth Avenue Mile this Weekend

Two days before this summer's Prefontaine Meet, Benjamin Blankenship broke his toe.  The good news: it was a "clean" break, says Blankenship, and it healed quickly.  He was running again in just about a month, he says, but the summer track season was "toast."

Blankenship had only raced twice prior to the break of the big toe on his right foot, the season had been planned for post-Pre meets.  So, this weekend's Fifth Avenue Mile will be his first race of the summer.  "I would have liked to race prior (to the NYC event)," said Blankenship, but that didn't work out.  Instead Blankenship and his  OTC Elite teammate Andrew Wheating formed an unlikely training partnership and have been training together in Eugene.

Blankenshhip and Wheating training at Hayward Field
"Wheating and I linked up surprisingly well," said Blankenship.  "I never expected we would click(as training partners)."  In the logic of opposites may be well suited to help each other, the duo makes sense.  Wheating, Blankenship notes, is a speed guy who does lower mileage.  Blankenship has been working on strength, more mileage, longer runs.

Each can push the other in their chosen path.  "There's a lot of races still to come," says Blankenship, and first up is the Big Apple.  Last year Blankenship got sick right after winning the Minnesota Mile in Duluth and wasn't full strength for the Fifth Avenue Mile.  He hopes he's ready this year.  As usual he'll be putting it all on the line this weekend.

On the horizon there are "a lot of races still to come,"  Blankenship said.  Road races.  Some 5Ks.  He's planning on racing a bit more than usual, making up for lost time this summer.  Another thing on his mind is an all time list for the mile by Minnesotans.  Who has run the fastest?  That question is easy to answer, but in doing so a lot of interesting statistics appear.  The title, for now of Minnesota's fastest miler goes to Steve Holman, who leads the rest with a time of 3:50.40 in Oslo at the Bislett meet in 1997.  Not only that, Holman also has the next five fastest times: 3:50.60 in Oslo in 1996; 3:50.76 in Zurich in 1995, 3:50.91 in Oslo in 1994 and 3:51.38 in Atlanta in 1996.  Second on the all-time list is Will Leer with his 3:51.82 in Dublin this summer.

The rest of the Minnesota sub-four runners list is: Holman again running 3:52.73 in Berlin in 1993 and Paris in 1998, 3:52.86 in Eugene in 1996,  3:52.89 in Eugene in 1995. Then 3:53.02 in Stockholm in 1998. Next comes Garrett Heath’s 3:53.15 in London 2013. Holman again, 3:53.31 in Oslo in 1992 and  3:53.35 in Berlin in 1995.

Heath ran 3:53.61 in Saline and 3:53 76 in Eugene this year. Blankenship 3:54.10 in 2011.  Holman again in  3:54.24 in 1997 in Melbourne, 3:54.86 in London in 1999, 3:55.13 in Eugene in 1999, 3:55.44 in Uniondale in 1999, 3:55.50 in Zurich in 1994, 3:56.01 in 2000 in Brussels.  Heath ran 3:56.21 in Falmouth in 2012.  Blankenship 3:56.27 in Falmouth in 2013.

Leer had two 3:56.39s, one in Dublin in 2012, the other in Eugene in 2013. He also ran 3:56.45 in Falmouth in 2013.  Blankenship, in Cork, 3:56.66 in 2013.  Leer in Eugene in 2014 in 3:56.72 and in Dublin in 2008 3:56.75. Heath ran 3:57.18 in Dublin and 3:57.25 in Walnut in 2012. Leer back in Falmouth in 2009 in 3:57.28. Holman in Eugene in 1997 in 3:57.37.

Then Garrett's brother Elliott Heath ran 3:57.91 in Falmouth in 2013.  Leer in 3:58.16 in Eugene in 2008. Jeff Jirele in 3:58.26 in Stockholm in 1978.  Steve Plasencia 3:58.34 in London in 1982.  Leer in Falmouth in 2011 in 3:58.41. Elliott Heath in Cork in 2012 in 3:58.48.  Leer in 3:58.65 in Eugene in 2012.  Holman in 3:58.85 in Gateshead in 1994.  Ted Nelson 3:59.4 in 1966.  Leer  in 3:59.46 in Eugene in 2008. Mike Slack 3:59.62 in Wichita in 1977 and 3:59.7 in Austin in 1974.

The full All-Time List can be found HERE. Lots of familiar names, including one Sir Roger Bannister who is listed 4,022 in the latest compilation.

This isn't a complete list as the compilation these marks came from only appears to list outdoor meets, not times indoors.  Nor road miles, which probably have their own category somewhere.  So nobody can add a mark to the all time list in the Big Apple this weekend, but they'll all be trying to win, run their best.