Weekly Minnesota Track and Field Round-Up #5

Lakeville North boys after breaking the school 4x400 record


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

Heather Kampf
Rosemount High School
Minnesota Distance Elite

Kampf ran in The Track Meet presented by On Running and finished in 7th place in the 1500m with a time of 4:10.19. Her 1500m PR is 4:04.46 back in 2016 at the Furman Elite 1500 meet. 

Elizabeth Acheson
Northfield High School
University of Mary

Former MSHSL 800m state champion Elizabeth Acheson, added a collegiate title in that same event at the Northern SU Intercollegiate Conference track and field championships. Shan ran a 2:12.11 to take the title barely over Isabelle Brezinka of Duluth.

Shane Streich
Waseca High School
Lipscomb University

Streich keeps on turning heads after his transfer from the University of Minnesota to Lipscomb University. At the ASUN Championships, he ran in the 800m and 1500m and won both events on the same day of the meet. In the 800m dash, he ran a 1:49.26 to win the title by a second over teammate Jonathan Schwind.

In the 1500m, Streich won the event handily in 3:42.02 and set a new ASUN Championship meet record in the event. 

Luke Labatte
Rosemount High School
University of North Dakota

Might we have another great Minnesotan Steeplechaser with the likes of Obsa Ali and Mason Ferlic?!? Labatte broke his own school record at UND in the 3000m steeplechase at the Summit League Outdoor Track and field Championships with a time of 9:08.11 as a freshman. It sure seems like a bright future for him in the steeplechase. 

Laura Thompson
Fairmont High School
Class of 2022

Thompson broke the Fairmont High School school record in the 3200m with a performance of 11:02.90 to break the school record held by Becky Lund since 1989.

Joe Klecker
Hopkins High School
On Athletic Club

Klecker, picked up the Olympic Qualifying Standard in the 10k at the Sound Running track meet. Klecker finished in third place with a time of 27:23.44. This is a promising start for Klecker in the lead-up to the USA Olympic Trials in a little over a month. 

Read about Klecker below:
Joe Klecker Runs Olympic Qualifying 5k | Video: Joe Klecker First Sub-Four Mile on Colorado Soil | Hopkins Alumni Fahnbulleh and Klecker Shine at Next Level

Jack Vetsch
Waseca High School
University of North Dakota

Vetsch broke the 33-year-old UND record for the decathlon previously held by Jon Wrzesinski. Vetsch scored 7,162 points to finish in 2nd place at the Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He is the first UND athlete to break the 7,000-point barrier at UND with a final tally of 7,162 points, a mere 14 points shy of The Summit League crown. Vetsch won the 110-meter hurdles (14.46) and the javelin throw (179-0) with personal-bests in both events and the third-fastest hurdle time in UND history.

Bethany Hasz
Alexandria High School
University of Minnesota

Hasz kept on winning like she has all year at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She won the 10k with a time of 33:30.04 and finished as the runner-up in the 5k with a time of 15:50.01. In the 5k she only finished behind Jenna Magness with a new meet record time of 15:38.82.

Read more about Bethany below:
Track Honors Aplenty for Bethany Hasz this Track Season | Bethany Hasz Wins Big Ten Cross Country Title | Minnesota Girls All-Decade Team: Distance Events

Silas Green
Rochester Century High School
Class of 2021

Green broke the Century school record in the 800m set by in 2013 by Mikey Allen. Green ran a 1:56.22 to beat the old record of 1:58.24 set by Allen at the 2013 State T&F Championships. 

Maggie Larson
Maple Lake High School
Class of 2021

Larson improved on both of her school records she owned in the long jump and triple jump. She jumped 18'3" in the long jump and 40'3" in the triple jump. Her old bests were 17'2.5" and 39'8" respectively. 

Laura Thompson
Fairmont High School
Class of 2022

Thompson, who has been one of the breakout distance runners this season, broke the Fairmont school record in the 3200m with a time of 11:02.90 at the Buc Quad #2 on May 13th. 

See Where she ranks among all girls distance runners this season below:
1600m | 3200m

Ellie Hernes
Fairmont High School
Class of 2022

Another talented Fairmont athlete and another school record. Hernes set the new school record in the triple jump with a mark of 37'3.5". She beat the longtime school record and state champion mark of 36'3.25" by Shanna Dawson from 2004. 

Ava Cinnamo
Rosemount High School
Class of 2022

Cinnamo set a new Rosemount school record for the triple jump with a mark of 37'6". The old record was previously held by Arianna Passeri in 2018 with a mark of 37'3.75". Cinnamo finished 2nd in a meet for the first time this season. She finished behind Prior Lakes Samantha Barrett

This is the second school record Cinnamo has alongside the 4x400m mark set in 2019. 

See 2021 T&F Rankings:
Top 100 Minnesota Girls Track and Field Marks (All Events) | Top 100 Minnesota Boys Track and Field Marks (All Events)

Olivia Goebel
Albany High School
Class of 2024

Goebel set a new Albany school record in the 1600m. She ran a 5:10.66 to break the old record of 5:12.88 set by Rachel Stangler at the 2003 MSHSL State T&F Championships. 

See where she ranks among Minnesota girls in her class (Not all performances are in our database yet)

Paige Bauer
North Branch High School
Class of 2021

Bauer set a new North Branch school record in the long jump with a leap of 17'1". 

Logan McGee, Andrew Casey, Bryce Stachewicz, and Jack Kocher
Lakeville North High School

A 41 year old record has gone down at Lakeville North High School. McGee, Casey, Stachewicz and Kocher combined to set a new school record of 3:25.34 in the 4x400m. The old record, set in 1980, was 3:26.09. 

Mary Miller
Maple Lake High School
Class of 2021

It's not often you set two school records in the same night, but Miller did just that. She set a new 1600m record of 5:18.31 and a new 3200m record of 11:35.30.