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Athletic passions continue despite COVID-19 pandemic

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

Henry Nelson

April 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus spread throughout the world, I was immediately concerned about my track and field season and if it was still going to take place. Throughout the school year, I had been looking forward to this year’s season. I had previously joined the Nordic skiing team, in order to prepare an...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ doesn’t win the race

Fair use from Paramount Pictures: Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) and Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) scream after the top of Wachowski’s vehicle was removed by a robot.

Noah Orloff

February 17, 2020

Walking into “Sonic the Hedgehog,” I expected either a children’s movie or a film designed for strong fans of the video game, two categories I do not fall under. To my pleasure, neither of these expectations were met, but the movie still had flaws. The storyline revolves around Sonic (Ben Sch...

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

Senior Patrick Djerf practices for Nike Cross Regionals Oct. 30. Djerf was recently named 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

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

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

Senior David Klein dashes to the finish line of the Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 28. Klein finished the five kilometer race with a time of 19.40.4 which places him 294th of 561 competitors.

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

Junior Anna Jenson practices grabbing the baton from her partner sophomore Sidney Hayenga during a track practice.

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

History teacher Jeffrey Cohen trains at the St. Louis Park High School track after racing the Boston Marathon April 16. He ran a time of 3:21:44.

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

Junior Libby Ramsburger runs with her dog alongside fellow classmate Ben Klepfer during the 5k run held on April 29.

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 Abati Dedefo attends track practice April 23. Dedefo will be attending the University of Sioux Falls next year running 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 girls' track captain Anna duSaire and sophomore Anna Keith jump over hurdles April 13. Athletes warm up during practice.

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...

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