2017 Minnesota T&F Athlete Interviews

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.

West Of Triton - An Interview Bill Peyton May 15, 2017

Courtney West is a junior at Triton High School.  She was a school record-breaking All-Conference runner last year in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs, and has improved in 2017 in those events to 5:10 and 11:13.

High Mileage - An Interview Mark Rice May 12, 2017

Maple Grove senior Alex Miley was the 2016 MN Gatorade XC runner of the year after his 15th-place finish at NXN, and with his victory in the Hamline Elite 1600, his track season is in good shape too.

Talking Tork - An Interview Mark Rice May 12, 2017

Southand senior Peter Torkelson has come a long way since some recklessness landed him in trouble in 7th grade, but he came out of that experience with a love for running that won't soon die.

All Dec'd Out - An Interview Bill Peyton May 10, 2017

Declan Dahlberg is a junior at Mounds Park Academy.  He won the Boys Class A XC title in 15:59.6 last fall, and was 4th in the 3200 and 6th in the 1600 in the 2016 Boys Class A Track & Field Meet.

Austin's Amber - An Interview Mark Rice May 10, 2017

After two years of doing track mostly out of fun, Austin senior Amber Hansen didn't really start to realize her potential until last year. When she did, she turned herself into a record-breaking, college-bound thrower.

Chilling With Schilling - An Interview Mark Rice May 7, 2017

Saint Peter senior Katie Schilling started her track career as a distance runner, and has tried a wide range of events, but eventually found her home in the hurdles where she is an All State athlete.