Photos courtesy of the University of Colorado Athletics and University of Florida Athletics
Minnesota High School track & field and cross country alumni are showing off all over the world, but it's not every day that they're among the best in the world or the best Americans ever. Hopkins alumni Joseph Fahnbulleh and Joe Klecker both did that this past week.
Joseph Fahnbulleh currently a sophomore at the University of Florida ran a blistering 20.42 indoor 200m at the Tyson invite. His 20.42 200m currently has him ranked second in the world and second overall in the NCAAs just behind Terrance Laird of LSU at 20.41. Fahnbulleh's 20.42 puts him in fourth place indoors all-time for the University of Florida, with first place John Capel at 20.26 in sight.
Fahnbullehs previous career bests were 20.60 collegiately and 20.67 Minnesota state record for high school.
Fellow Hopkins alumni Joe Klecker is showing up at the same time as a pro runner for On Athletic Club. Klecker competed in the 2 mile at the New Balance Grand Prix in Staten Island and clocked a 8:14.20 which is good enough for sixth all time by an American. Kleckers time was good enough for second place just behind Canadien Justyn Knight.
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