Maddie Dahlien Concludes Historic Sprint Career for Edina


Coming into the 2022 track and field season expectations were high for Maddie Dahlien after winning three state titles in 2021 in the 100m, 200m, and 400m. While the state titles didn't come as easy this year with an elite competitor in Jordyn Borsch, Dahlien still came away with the Class AAA state titles in the 200m and long jump. 

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Dahlien concluded her historic sprinting career at Edina with 5 state titles, 5 runner-up finishes at state, 10 section titles, and three top-ten marks all-time in the 100m, 200m, and 400m. She had a truly historic sprinting career that is matched or surpassed by very few. 

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Dahlien went undefeated in the long jump in 2022 and only lost four times overall, to Jordyn Borsch, in all competitions. 

See Dahlien's PRs, 2022 state ranking, and all-time state ranking below (wind-legal and FAT only): 

EventTimeMN State Ranking (2022)All-Time MN Ranking
Long Jump18' 8.5"1stT-26th

If we look at her numbers across the events all-time for Minnesota girls (in our database, wind-legal, and FAT), only two other Minnesota girls track runners compare to her across the three events:


Vanessa Clarida


Maddie Dahlien


Jordyn Borsch


Vanessa Clarida who won ten state titles and junior Jordyn Borsch are the only other girls that can really compare to Dahlien across all three events. If we move that down to just the 100m and 200m it looks like this.

With just the 200m and 400m it looks like this:

Honour Finley - Bloomington Kennedy High School24.2353.961:18.19
Vanessa Clarida - Bloomington Kennedy High School23.9354.361:18.29
Jordyn Borsch - Maple Grove High School24.5954.271:18.86
Maddie Dahlien - Edina High School24.3954.761:19.15
Brieasha Hobbs - Cretin-Derham Hall24.4255.081:19.50

There's no denying that Dahlien is graduating as one of the best female sprinters that Minnesota has ever seen. Unfortunately for us track fans this is the conclusion of her track career as she is committed to play soccer for UNC.