CROSS COUNTRY: Jacks send boys team, girls duo to St. Olaf | Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys cross country team missed out on the Class AA state meet for the first time in six years a season ago, but this year, the Lumberjacks are once again headed to St. Olaf College, along. We use Meet Pro Results platform for our Track and Field Events. Meet Pro is a powerful TFRRS is the site used by the NCAA for Track and Cross Country result reporting. . 1/25/ St. Olaf Quad St. Olaf Rosemount High School 5/21 St Olaf Invitational Cross County Meet - Saturday, September 21, St. Olaf High School Cross Country Showcase - Saturday, September .
And I loved being coached; it felt like you were doing something important, beyond just learning plays. Many pioneers, like Daymont, fell into that role by default.
As she readily admits, she was making it up as she went along, just trying to make a living doing something she loved. Chris Schilly was a cheerleader in high school.
During her tenure — to — there were no other sports offered for girls at Central Square High School. When she got to Hartwick College in the fall ofshe was convinced her future lay in basketball: In the fall, Katy joined the boys cross country team because there was no girls equivalent, but at the first meet some coaches filed a grievance pointing out that cross country was not on the list of coed sports.
She was not allowed to run in the meet.
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They won, Katy was allowed to compete on the boys team, and six months later that case was instrumental in mandating equal opportunities for girls in the form of Title IX. Katy continued to work out with the Syracuse Chargers, recruiting Chris for a 4x, her first regulation race.
And that race flipped a switch: She did a bit of everything — hurdles, meters,pentathlon — but a sub clocking in her very first seemed to indicate that was her event. That first year out for track, she qualified for the AAU national meet, and eventually worked down to a PB of 54 seconds. Things went according to plan until the head coach was fired abruptly in October But I was treated very well by the other coaches, who were all men.
Of course, while Syracuse was happy to have her as a handy — and unpaid — interim coach, she assured the administration that she had no intention of applying for the job when it was posted in the spring of She joked with Jugan that maybe they should just swap jobs, but two weeks later she was studying a map to see where Northfield, Minnesota, was.
The next year we had 14 women, and the year after that It grew really really fast. They went on one date when she went back to upstate New York for Thanksgiving, another couple dates during the Christmas break, were engaged over spring break, and married in July Dick followed Chris to Minnesota.
He and Dick Daymont were, and still are, close friends.
My impressions were that they were really smitten, that this was the real thing, and that Chris would be successful. Paul before returning to St. Olafshe is proud of developing a program that built average runners into national contenders. Physically, but mentally, too.
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They loved being coached, and the opportunity to compete was so new. They latched onto it like I had.
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The Math and Science Academy girls' did not have enough runners to score as a team, but the boys' team finished in 22nd place. Sophomore Harris Anderson finished 10th with a time of East Ridge The East Ridge boys' cross country team lead area squads by placing ninth.
Junior Joseph Reimann led the boys' varsity runners by finishing ninth overall with a time of 16 minutes, 59 seconds. Reimann qualified for the Class 2A state meet last season as a sophomore. Other top-five finishers included Ryan Imse The East Ridge girls' cross country team finished 14th as senior Abby Witte paced the Raptors with a 44th place finish in Witte qualified for the Class 2A state meet last season.
Eighth-grader Halle Mestery was less than 10 seconds behind her teammate as she crossed the finish line in Rounding out the top-five were Gwyneth Gerlach Woodbury Royals senior Peter Michalowicz led the Royals by finishing 26th with a time of The Woodbury boys' team placed 10th in the meet while the girls finished 20th. Rounding out the Royals' boys' varsity scorers were Grant Wittman Last year's state qualifier sophomore Tiffany Holiday led the girls' team with a 30th place finish in