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Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

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


Filed under Meet the Athlete

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


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Spring sports

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


Filed under Spring sports

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


Filed under Meet the Athlete

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


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

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...

Track begins captains’ practices

Track begins captains’ practices

Yonit Krebs

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Junior girls’ track and field captain Olivia Mosby said although there were practices for distance runners Feb. 28 and March 2, upcoming captains’ practices after school March 7 and 9 will continue to prepare the whole team for the start of the season the following week. Mosby said track began...

Bikers ride through the park

Bikers ride through the park

Mimi Fhima

October 19, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment

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