Mark Rice

Winning With Ricardo Twinawe Mark Rice Apr 20, 2017

Senior Ricardo Twinawe is a triple jumper from Woodbury High School, so you know he must be good. And with a career best of nearly 45 feet, he has champion-sized goals both this year and beyond.

Kicking It With Christian Leonard Mark Rice Apr 17, 2017

Christian Leonard went from 8th-to-2nd in the last 200 meters when he qualified for State in the mile as a sophomore, and the Elk River senior still has a lot of kicking left to do.

Mulling Around With Lucas Mueller Mark Rice Apr 16, 2017

Lucas Mueller went from being hardly able to stand to finishing 8th at last fall's Class A XC Meet in a span of three weeks. And the Nova Classical Academy senior has a work ethic to match his toughness.

Owning With Owen Keiser Mark Rice Apr 15, 2017

Jordan junior Owen Keiser suffered an ill-timed stress fracture just before Sections last track season, killing his All-State dreams that year. But as he proved last fall in XC, he's back and stronger than ever.

Listening To Malachi Lossow Mark Rice Apr 15, 2017

Minneapolis South senior Malachi Lossow achieved All-State honors in both the 100 and the 200 last year, and he lists among the contributions to his success his four sprint coaches and a pink plastic fish.

On Record With Eric Rousemiller Mark Rice Apr 14, 2017

Eric Rousemiller is off to a great start this season as he already possesses a nearly-62 foot throw, but the Lakeville South senior also has received rave reviews for both his football skills and dancing ability.

Just Joshing With Josh Heiman Mark Rice Apr 14, 2017

Ely's Josh Heiman was a mere 8th-grader the first time he competed at State in the triple jump. Now a senior, the All-State football and track star is one of the premier jumpers in the state.

Looking Into Luke Heitman Mark Rice Apr 13, 2017

Hurdling was in Luke Heitman's blood, as his dad was the former school record holder at Borup High school (before they were Ada-Borup), which he aims to break this year. That, along with  winning State too...

A Visit With Vishe' Rabb Mark Rice Apr 13, 2017

Springfield senior Vishe Rabb isn't exactly the biggest fan of the 400 meter dash, but that didn't stop her from being the Class A runner-up in the 400 last spring.

Showing Off With Zach Scholten Mark Rice Apr 12, 2017

Hills-Beaver Creek senior and triple-sport star Zach Scholten is a rare breed of track athlete, as both an All-State jumper and successful thrower. He aims for his third State appearance for high jump in 2017.

Jaunting With Jeremy Gilbertson Mark Rice Apr 12, 2017

Few of Minnesota's top runners have come as far as Wayzata senior Jeremy Gilbertson, who was a thrower in middle school before joining the distance team to get in shape for hockey. 

See What's Up With Tate Sweeney Mark Rice Apr 11, 2017

Senior Tate Sweeney, yet another superb talent from Edina High School, is the 2016 Class AA runner up in the 800 meters and made history with her 4x800 teammates last year as well.

A Walk With Matt Wilkinson Mark Rice Apr 11, 2017

Matt Wilkinson started his cross country career as a freshman by accidentally doing a hill workout with Minnestonka's Varsity squad, but everything ended up working out just fine for the now-All-State senior.

A Q&A With Katie Eidem Mark Rice Apr 10, 2017

Rochester Century senior Katie Eidem can both jump and run with the best in the State, but if her seven-inch improvement in the high jump last year was any indication, she might just be scratching the surface.

Flying With Anthony Fleischfresser Mark Rice Apr 10, 2017

Reigning Class AA high jump champion Anthony Fleischfresser, a senior from Spring Lake Park, has his eyes set on the oldest record in the book this spring, and he might just be determined enough to do it.

Keeping Up With Keylan Jackson Mark Rice Apr 9, 2017

Keylan Jackson has been running since we was six, and winning national medals for nearly as long. Now, the St. Paul Johnson junior has a great opportunity to put his name in the record books.

A Quick Chat With Isaiah Nelson Mark Rice Apr 7, 2017

Isaiah Nelson of Hutchinson chose to follow in the footsteps of his birth father in becoming a triple jumper, and is aiming to make it back to State for the third time in that event. 

Mixing It Up With Tess Misgen Mark Rice Apr 6, 2017

Shakopee's Tess Misgen is on the comeback trail after missing last track season with an injury, but a 4th-place finish at the XC State Meet last fall is a good indication that she is even stronger than ever.

Checking In With Gemechu Meskele Mark Rice Apr 5, 2017

Wayzata Senior Gemechu Meskele didn't move to the US from Ethiopia until five years ago, and didn't start running until he moved to the US. But it didn't take long for him to emerge as an All-State athlete.

Approaching Molly Roach Mark Rice Apr 4, 2017

Molly Roach of Bloomington Jefferson is one of Minnesota's top returning 800 meter runners, and a key part of their great relay teams, but nevertheless struggles with disposing old uneaten pre-meet snacks.

Compliments Of Kompelien Mark Rice Apr 3, 2017

Edina junior Emily Kompelien made history with her teammates last spring as they became the first Minnesota high school ever to break 9 minutes in the girls 4x800, one of many stellar accomplishments.

A Few Passes With Alex Spillum Mark Rice Apr 1, 2017

Alex Spillum certainly made a lot of noise as Chanhassen's star quarterback last fall, but he is equally skilled at leaping into sand pits, and he figures to make a lot of noise doing that this spring as well.

Interview With Selin Dikmen Mark Rice Mar 30, 2017

Belle Plaine senior Selin Dikman is adding a new event to her already-impressive repertoire, and could make as much impact in the 200 meters as she did as the reining Class A 100 hurdles runner-up., 

Interview With Emma Gilbert Mark Rice Mar 29, 2017

Emma Gilbert of International Falls is not only one of Minnesota's top returning throwers for the 2017 season, but she also has high aspirations to help her relay teams return to State as well.