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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Javi Shimming practices running with poles alongside the rest of the Nordic team Dec. 2. The overlap of participants in Nordic and Cross Country has assisted team members in staying in shape.

Overlap between cross country, Nordic builds community

Jacob Khabie December 6, 2021

When junior Rachel Katzovitz first started participating in Nordic skiing, she had no intention of joining the cross country team the following year. However, according to Katzovitz, joining the cross...

Freshman Nora Lindeman runs at the state meet on Nov. 6. Lindeman finished in 104th place at the MSHL state meet.

Underclassmen make State run

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith November 15, 2021

Mid-way through her Sections race, freshman Nora Lindeman received the news from her coach that she was on the cusp of securing a spot at State. According to Lindeman, this was all the motivation she needed...

Freshman Nora Lindeman runs at the state meet on Nov. 6. Lindeman finished in 104th place at the MSHL state meet.

Cross country finishes strong at sections

Sophia Curran-Moore November 9, 2021

After freshman Nora Lindeman spared no effort in sections, she said she pushed herself to her limit to qualify for state. “It was really hard. I gave it my all. I was racing one girl down in the last...

Freshman Casey Howard rounds a corner in the boys varsity 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 8th place at the Metro West Conference Championships.

Cross country reigns victorious

Sophia Curran-Moore October 20, 2021

Park cross country brought home three medals at the Brookside invitational Oct. 12. Senior Henry Nelson said it was exhilarating, particularly because it was one of the last races he’ll ever be able...

Freshman Caleb Teichman pushes past his limits in the boys JV 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 12th place.

Park steps it up

Sophia Curran-Moore October 5, 2021

As the runners lined up to start the race, junior cross country captain Auden Whitlow said she had high hopes for her team. “I hope that they’re all able to have the race that they want to, because...

Varsity runners run during practice Sept. 29. The cross country team will face St. Michaels at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Michael Recreation Center.

Cross country prepares for upcoming race

Sophia Curran-Moore October 4, 2021

As the team prepares for its next meet, sophomore Griffin Krone said he feels assured that the team will triumph over their opponent. “I’m confident the team is in a really good spot. I think we...

Senior Ben Matthews competes in a cross country meet Sept. 17. Park finished the meet in fifth place.

Cross country endures difficulties

Sophia Curran-Moore September 20, 2021

After a year of running mostly in solitude, sophomore Ayelel Meyen said she is ecstatic to run in a team again. The Lakeville Apple Jack Invitational Sept. 18 was a great opportunity to race with other...

Senior captain Erin Brousseau runs in her last sections meet Oct. 14. The girls team placed 6th out of 16 teams.

Cross country finishes the season strong

Lilly Strathman and Anna Benishek October 23, 2020

After a season filled with uncertainties and challenges, the cross country teams persevered in their last sections meet. Reflecting on the final cross country meet of the season, senior captain Erin Brousseau...

Eighth grader Paxon Myers dashes to overtake Benilde-St. Margaret runner in the last stretch of the race. Myers finished the race with a time of 19:31.

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Talia Lissauer October 9, 2020

As her fifth and final season running cross country came to a close, senior Erin Brousseau said winning the conference was a special way to end even though the season was modified because of COVID-19.  “(Winning...

Eight graders Sela Myers and Nora Lindman run alongside a Bloomington Jefferson runner Sept. 4. Park began their season by hosting their first home meet in 20 years.

Cross Country starts off strong at home opener

Maria Perez Barriga September 6, 2020

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in their first meet in a newly designed course at St. Louis Park Middle School against Benilde St. Margaret’s and Bloomington Jefferson. Senior...

Sophomores Charlie Poulter and Miles Rider, along with other Park students, spectate the girls’ varsity tennis match Aug. 26. Spectators were encouraged to wear masks and social distance by the Park sports administration.

Procedures for attending fall sports events

Emmy Pearson and Lauren Thon September 4, 2020

Attending St. Louis Park High School sporting events in the fall of 2020 will look different than the past years. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present precautions become necessary for spectators. These...

Senior Abby Meyer competes in a tennis match Sept. 22, 2019. Tennis, cross country, soccer and girls’ swimming will begin modified seasons Aug. 17.

Fall sports to continue with restrictions

Anna Benishek and Talia Lissauer August 8, 2020

Despite being able to play club volleyball throughout the summer, senior Hannah Howell will have to wait until the newly created fourth season in March to play in the Minnesota State High School League. “I...

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