2017 Minnesota T&F Athlete Interviews

Vetter Is Better - An Interview Bill Peyton Aug 12, 2017

Mankato West senior Jenny Vetter's 2017 track season ended months before it began due to a knee injury, but the talented jumper is now healthy and ready to make up for lost time in all three of her sports.

The Scheffler Shuffle - An Interview Bill Peyton Aug 6, 2017

LeSueur-Henderson senior hurdler Kim Scheffler missed out on State this spring after finishing 8th in the 300 hurdles in 2016, but she's already tweaking and preparing to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Simply DeVaughn - An Interview Bill Peyton Aug 3, 2017

The well-rounded Minneapolis Washburn senior Charlotte DeVaughn pairs her All-State abilities as a sprinter with superb soccer skills, Ivy League-level academics, and a love of theater and song.

What A Dahl! - An Interview Bill Peyton Jul 31, 2017

Mounds View's soon-to-be-senior David Dahl will help spearhead one of Minnesota's most formidable squads this fall, and could very likely make some big waves as an individual too.

Great Scott! - An Interview Bill Peyton Jul 28, 2017

The versatile Grace Scott of Southwest Christian is currently preparing for her last high school XC season, but it is her All-State success as a sprinter which has set her apart the most.

Jumping Hacks - An Interview Bill Peyton Jul 25, 2017

Concordia Academy's incoming senior Casey Hackett and his career best jumps of 22-1 and 45-0.25 have helped make last year's Class A jumping field one of the deepest competitions in recent memory.

Looking Up At Brooke Young Bill Peyton Jul 23, 2017

Brooke Young, electing to forgo hockey and instead focus on following in her mother's footsteps, will take over the reins of being the senior leader for Wayzata's storied program this upcoming XC season.

Lady Lardy - An Interview Bill Peyton Jul 20, 2017

After impressive improvements from each of her pervious two seasons, Allison Lardy's junior season at Fairmont saw her soar to the brink of a Class A title in the shot put.

A Sweet And Sauer Conversation Bill Peyton Jul 17, 2017

Rocori High School's multi-talented soon-to-be-senior Brynn Sauer helped lead her team to remarkable success at True Team State this year, even in spite of a hamstring injury that kept her out for much of it.

How To Cooke Up State Records Bill Peyton Jul 15, 2017

Jebeh Cooke will be a senior at North St. Paul for the 2017-18 school year.  Along with helping win two State relay titles and shatter a state record, she came home with a nice fifth-place finish in the 200 meters.

A Last Look At Morgan Lawler Bill Peyton Jun 23, 2017

Morgan Lawler  is a graduated senior at Rosemount High School who qualified for State in the 800 meter run this year, and she also made it as part of a 4 X 400 relay at the end of her sophomore year.

Golden Noah - An Interview Bill Peyton Jun 20, 2017

Noah Shafer's senior season for Lakeville South could hardly have gone better. Last year's 7th-place Class AA pole vaulter won the Hamline Elite Meet and vaulter 15-3 before taking home the State title.

Aiming High With Isaac Boedigheimer Bill Peyton Jun 16, 2017

The success of Cloquet's graduated 5'4" senior Isaac Boedigheimer, twice an All-State XC runner and last fall's 6th-place Class AA finisher, provides yet another reminder that talent can come in all sizes.

Hey Haland! - An Interview Bill Peyton Jun 5, 2017

Ellie Haland is a senior at Math & Science Academy of Woodbury.  She has participated in the state cross country meet twice, and was 6th in the 800 meter run for Class A last spring.

Jump High, Run Far - An Interview Bill Peyton Jun 2, 2017

Lexi Erickson is a senior from International Falls.  She has qualified for State four times in XC and twice in track, and excels in one of the most unique event combos in high school track; high jump and distance.

In Rod We Trust - An Interview Mark Rice May 30, 2017

Mankato East senior Roderick Miller is an integral part of Mankato East's sprinting crew, who intend to defend their 4x400 State title. And he can make some waves in the individual competition at State as well.

A Little More Boersma - An Interview Mark Rice May 26, 2017

Claire Boersma helped head her Marshall teammates to remarkable success, including a runner-up finish at XC State in 2015. She hopes to finish out her high school career on a strong note and a great 4x800 effort.

Brynnan - An Interview Mark Rice May 25, 2017

Perham senior Brynnan Covington helped lead the Perham girls to their first XC Championship in 2015, and in 2016 finished 3rd at State. And as her high school career winds down, she's leaving nothing behind...

Fly High Aliyah! - An Interview Mark Rice May 24, 2017

Mankato West junior Aliyah Dawkins helps form one of Minnesota's best high jumping duos together with Erica Benson, and adds a mean long jump and solid hurdling ability to the mix as well.

No Qualms About Quam - An Interview Mark Rice May 23, 2017

Mara Quam is wrapping up a legendary athletic career at Kenyon-Wanamingo, including All-State honors in each of her three sports. Another State Championship would be a fitting way to end it.

IceBerg - An Interview Bill Peyton May 16, 2017

Isaac Berg of Bemidji has gone to State for cross county three times, peaking last fall with a 9th place finish in 16:11 for Class AA.  He also ran in the 4x800 relay in the 2016 State Track & Field Championships.