Mark Rice

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.

Interview With Alyssa Lind Mark Rice Mar 28, 2017

Bloomington Jefferson Senior Alyssa Lind may not (yet) have run any open events at State, but has been an integral member of very successful relays for her team.

Interview With Zac Miller Mark Rice Mar 26, 2017

Senior Zac Miller has enjoyed the opportunity not only to run with perennial powerhouse Edina High School, but also with the prestigious team from Chaska High School as well.

Interview with Rhianna Rinke Mark Rice Mar 25, 2017

Some might know North Branch senior Rhianna Rinke due to her many State Championships and Elite Meet appearances, but did you also know that she was named after a song?

Interview With John Schwinghamer Mark Rice Mar 24, 2017

John Schwinghamer is the third of Mora's talented senior trio in our interview series, and he is looking to make up for some disappointments in past seasons with a strong final year of high school track.

Interview With Patrick Roos Mark Rice Mar 23, 2017

Coming off an individual Class AA championship in cross country last fall, Edina senior Patrick Roos has very ambitious goals to cap off his high school career this spring, and doubt only serves to fuel him more.

Interview with Michael Mitchell Mark Rice Mar 22, 2017

Michael Mitchell of The Blake School is a six-time qualifier for the State XC championships, and a two-time top-ten finisher, but must first must get fully healthy to finish his high school career strong.

Interview With Abdihafid Sahal Mark Rice Mar 19, 2017

As one-third of the finest hurdling trio of any team in the State, Edina senior Abdihafid Sahal is not only battling for an individual state championship, but also possession of a school record in that event.

Interview With Matthew Van Eps Mark Rice Mar 18, 2017

Matthew Van Eps had already established himself as an All-State sprinter, but last fall also showed off his distance skills by finishing 11th in the Class A Cross Country Championships as a senior rookie.

Interview with Christopher Udalla Mark Rice Mar 17, 2017

Elk River senior Christopher Udalla returns as possibly Minnsota's best all-around jumper, in addition to a talented sprinter, but did you also know he is a self-taught gymnast?

Interview With Jessa Hanson Mark Rice Mar 16, 2017

Jessa Hanson served as one of Willmar's three-headed senior monster that helped carry Willmar to national success last fall, and hopes her running career still has a ways to go.

Interview With Amanda Anderson Mark Rice Mar 15, 2017

St. Francis senior Amanda Anderson had some of the biggest shoes to fill after being the self-picked successor to Maggie Ewen, but has filled them very well by becoming a champion thrower herself.

Interview With Molly Reighard Mark Rice Mar 14, 2017

Molly Reighard has served as the anchor for two champion relays from Waconia and has a lot of individual success as well, being one of Minnesota's top returners in four events.

Interview With Riley Mcginnity Mark Rice Mar 13, 2017

While an injury set her back during cross country last fall, Spring Lake Park's Riley Mcginnity is ready to return strong in track as the defending Section 5AA champion in both the 1600 and 3200.

Interview With Honour Finley Mark Rice Mar 12, 2017

She is the fastest female 400 runner in Minnesota high school history, and the two-time defending Class AA champion, and Honour Finley still has one more season to add to her legacy.

Interview With Anna Donnay Mark Rice Mar 11, 2017

Anna Donnay from Eden Valley-Watkins finished her High School cross country career on a high note with an career-best race at the NXN Regional last fall (Photo from Images by Marguerite)

Interview With Millie Klefsaas Mark Rice Mar 9, 2017

Staples-Motley's Millie Klefsaas won a rare double in the 100 hurdles and pole vault at the 2016 State Meet, including setting the Class A record with a 12-foot vault. She hopes more records fall in 2017.