Weekly Minnesota Track and Field Round-Up #4


Every week our current and former MSHSL athletes do noteworthy things that aren't always highlighted or known about. This new weekly article will highlight those athletes that have done notable things on the track, outside of school, on the roads, and anywhere in between. We have so many amazing current and former athletes, and we'd love to highlight every single one if we could.

If you have any noteworthy accomplishments that you think warrant inclusion in this article, please reach out to State Editor, Ryan Kotajarvi, at ryankotajarvi@gmail.com

Talia Tomhave
Nova Classical Academy
Class of 2024

Talia set the Nova Classical Academy girls 3200m school record with a time of 12:23.97 at the Gryphon Invitational. She beat the old school record set by Bridget Tetmeyer back in 2018. With Talia only being a freshman, we are excited to see how low she can take her record. 

3200 Meter Run

Nova Classical Academy
Nova Classical Academy
Nova Classical Academy
Nova Classical Academy

Carson Kiehne, JT Rein, Seth Semmen, and Ben Snyder
Lanesboro High School

The speedy guys above combined to run a 44.27 4x100m relay to set a new school record at Lanesboro High School. Check out where they rank statewide at the link below.

Check it our: 2021 Mens Track and Field Rankings

Shane Streich
Waseca High School
Lipscomb University

Streich is one of the most talented distance runners in Minnesota history. He won the 2013, 2014, and 2015 800m state titles, the 2014 Class A XC state title, and the 2014 and 2015 1600m state title. He was recently named the ASUN Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for his performance in the 800m at the Virginia Grand Prix. Streich ran an 800m PR of 1:46.78 to set the new Lipscomb school record and take first place at the meet. Check out where he ranks among collegiate men nationally below. 

Check it out: 2012 Outdoor T&F College Mens Rankings

Check out more articles about Shane below:
Alumni Transfer: Shane Streich | Minnesota Boys All-Decade Team: Mid-Distance | Minnesota Runners Show Up CollegiatelyMinnesota Boys All-Decade Cross Country Team

Gary Afram
Rosemount High School
Class of 2021

One of the standouts and most improved athletes this season has been Gary Afram. He has gone undefeated in the 100m/200m and has run some of the best if not the best times in the state. Last week he set the Rosemount school record in the 100m dash with a time of 10.80. The old record has held by 2014 graduate Grant Jackson with a time of 10.89. 

Check out the State Rankings Below:
Top 100 Minnesota Boys Track and Field Marks (All Events) | Top 100 Minnesota Girls Track and Field Marks (All Events)

Bethany Hasz
Alexandria High School
University of Minnesota

Hasz keeps flexing her talent and re-writing the University of Minnesota record book. Last week she broke her own school record in the 5k with a time of 15:41.98.