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Patrick Djerf recognized as sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota

Patrick Djerf recognized as sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota

Talia Lissauer

November 16, 2019

After being named the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota, senior Patrick Djerf said he was proud to be recognized for the continuous work he put in during the summer. “I was named as the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota this year,” Djerf said. “...

Cross country finishes season

Cross country finishes season

Ayelet Prottas

October 18, 2019

Boys’ and girls’ cross country completed their season with the Metro West Conference Championships Oct. 15. The girls’ team placed second and the boys’ team placed fifth out of seven teams.  According to coach Alyssa Nash, the girls’ team had a rough start to the season, but they learned to...

Cross country competes in Roy Griak Invitational

Cross country competes in Roy Griak Invitational

Tobias Khabie

October 1, 2019

Both boys’ and girls’ cross country put on strong showings Sept. 28 at the Roy Griak Invitational. The girls’ team placed 2nd and the boys team placed 29th, both out of 50 teams. According to sophomore Kate Holden, the girls’ team got off to a fast start, which allowed them to place well. ...

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018

How long have you been running cross country? I’ve been on the team since eighth grade, so this is my fourth year. Why did you become captain in the middle of the season? I think I became captain in the middle of the season because coach said I had displayed leadership traits that he wanted ...

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Emma Leff

October 4, 2018

How long have you played soccer? I have played soccer since I was six. How long have you run cross country? I went to cross country captains’ practice last summer, but this is my first season competing. Why did you decide to play soccer and run cross country this fall? I really want...

Girls’ track breaks school record by two seconds

Girls’ track breaks school record by two seconds

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

May 27, 2018

Despite intense heat hitting athletes at the Metro West Conference meet, junior Nyah Johnson, eighth grader Freya Wade, sophomore Sidney Hayenga and junior Anna Jennissen, the members of Park’s girls’ 4 by 2 team, ran a record-breaking race that defeated the school record by 2 seconds. According ...

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

European history teacher takes on Boston Marathon

Maddie Schutte

May 11, 2018

With 40 degree weather and a 25 mph wind facing the runners in the 2018 Boston Marathon, St. Louis Park High School teacher Jeff Cohen said this marathon continues to be his most rewarding race. Cohen said he qualified for the Boston Marathon for a third time with a 3 hour 13 minute time in an Id...

5k fundraiser delivers positive community experience

5k fundraiser delivers positive community experience

Katie Hardie and Sophie Olmen

May 7, 2018

When police advisory commission member Ellen McDaniel decided to initiate a 5k fundraiser for the city of St. Louis Park, she knew she would need the help of Park’s police department. “I personally had the idea with one of the head coaches of the Park Flyers team probably about five years ago...

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Nicole Sanford

April 30, 2018

Senior Abati Dedefo said while being a multi-sport athlete as a track runner and soccer player, he chose to continue running track at the collegiate level because he believes it offers him the most potential. “To be honest, I grew up playing soccer, and soccer is fun, (but) then I just decided...

Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Yonit Krebs

April 20, 2018

Senior girls’ track and field captain Anna duSaire said she made the decision to attend Ohio Wesleyan University where she will also be running track. duSaire said the small-school dynamics of Wesleyan’s track program made it very appealing to her. “It's a small school and so a relativel...

Meet the Athlete: Alex Peterson

Meet the Athlete: Alex Peterson

Jacob Stillman

April 12, 2018

How long have you been running track? I ran all through middle school and then the winter of freshman year, school of freshman year and winter of sophomore year. In the winter it was with a different organization, and then I just got back into it this spring. What do you like the most about track? I l...

Meet the girls’ track captains

Meet the girls’ track captains

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

March 28, 2018

As track concludes its second week of practices, senior captain Anna duSaire said she hopes to build a closer-knit team this year. “I think the team can be a little bit more cohesive than it has been in the past,” duSaire said. “A lot of times it ends up being the sprinters in one area and the d...

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