Friday, February 27, 2015

Wayzata Runners Alumni Report - Week Ending 3/1

Welcome to the Wayzata High School Alumni Indoor Track Report for the week ending March 1, 2015. Let's take a quick tour around the country to see how Wayzata graduates are faring for their colleges.

Note: This story will be updated as the weekend progresses. Please check back for updates. In addition, if you have a Wayzata alum athlete that is missing from this story, please email me
with updates so I can include them.  

Monday morning edition

McKenna Evans (Class of '14) - University of Nevada

McKenna is running in the Mountain West Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, she anchored the Women's DMR to a 7th place finish with a time of 12:08.55. 

Friday's ResultsSaturdays's Final ResultsFinal Team Scores. Wolfpack Team recap.

Up next: NCAA Indoor Championships, March 13-14.





Evans takes the anchor hand-off.

Mary Franke (Class of '14) - Colorado State


Injury issues have interrupted Franke's freshman year, and she has been red-shirted. She continues to workout with the Rams team and is currently gearing up for the outdoor season where she will run unattached. Next race TBD.










Annika Halverson (Class of '14) - Bethel (MN)


While the majority of the Bethel team was at the Kilt Classic, hosted by Macalester on Feb 27, a small contingent attend the Ole Opener in Northfield. Annika anchored the Women's DMR to a 3rd place finish with a time of 12:08.19.

"The day actually started for the women at the meet in Northfield as the Royals sent their distance medley relay team to St. Olaf to try to secure a spot in the national meet. The women broke the school record with a time of 12:08.19, which currently places them 12th in the nation with the top 15 teams qualifying for nationals."



Ole Opener ResultsBethel Team recap.

Up next: MIAC Championships, March 6-7.


Alayna Sonnesyn (Class of '14) - Vermont

Alayna is skiing in the EISA Championships (at St. Lawrence) Feb 27-28. On day 1, she finished 4th overall on the Women's 5K freestyle.

Day One Results 

Day One Team Recap

"The Vermont women finished 3-4-5-6 in the freestyle Nordic race. Stephanie Kirk earned her first podium appearance of the season, placing third with a time of 16:09.9. Teammates Alayna SonnesynMarion Woods and MK Cirelli, followed in fourth through sixth, respectively, as the Catamounts dominated the top-10 finishers."

On Saturday, Alayna finished 9th in the 15K Classic event.

"In the women's classic race four Catamounts finished in the top-10, led by Marion Wood's fifth place finish, her best of the season. Woods crossed the finish line in a time of 53:51.6.
 
Annika Taylor of New Hampshire won the race with a time of 53:10.8 and the Middlebury duo of Heather Mooney and Kelsey Phinney rounded out the podium.
 
MK Cirelli was the second Catamount across the finish line to place seventh overall. Alayna Sonneysen and Stephanie Kirk followed in ninth and 10th place, respectively."

Day Two Results.

Vermont team recap.

Up next: NCAA Championships. March 11-14

Marit Sonnesyn (Class of '13) - Gustavus


Marit just finished the Nordic season at NCAA Regionals this weekend. She finished 12th overall in the Women's Freestyle 5K. Full Results. She also finished 18th overall in the Women's Classic 15K race. Full Results

Marit plans to compete in outdoor track this coming season.









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Adam Brandt (Class of '13) - University of St. Thomas


Adam ran in the 3000 at the Ole Opener in Northfield on Feb 27. His time was 9:20.06.

Ole Opener Results

Tommies Team recap.

Up next: MIAC Championships, March 6-7.





Aaron Breyer (Class of '14) - South Dakota

USD is competing at the Summit League Championships on Feb 27-28 in Fargo. Breyer ran the 3rd leg in the DMR helping the USD team to a 2nd place finish in 10:17.99.

On Saturday, Breyer finished 11th in the mile with a time of 4:22.63, bettering his season best by nearly 8 seconds. 

Complete resultsCoyote team recap.

Up next: NCAA Indoor Championships, March 13-14.



Derek Peterson (Class of '13) - Lipscomb (TN)


Derek competed at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships Feb 27 - March 1. He led off the DMR, which took 3rd place with a time of 10:30.32. On Day Two, he placed 10th in the mile with a season best time of 4:27.30

Live results
Bisons Team recap Day 1.

Up Next: NCAA I Indoor National Championships, March 13-14





Brian Jarvey (Class of '12) - University of St. Thomas


Brian anchored the 4x400 relay to first place at the Ole Opener in Northfield on Feb 27. The finishing time was 3:21.77.

Ole Opener Results

Tommies Team recap.

Up next: MIAC Championships, March 6-7.






Joe Meister (Class of '13) - UW-Eau Claire


At WIAC Championship, Feb 27-28. Joe appears to have the weekend off from competing.

Complete resultsBlugold team recap.

Up next: UWSP Last Chance, March 7.






Adam Moline (Class of '12) - UW-Eau Claire


Competing at the WIAC Championship, Feb 27-28. 

On Friday, Moline led off the DMR, and helped the team to a 3rd place finish in 10:13.68. Saturday, Moline ran a 1:56.07 in the 800, good for a 9th place finish..

Complete resultsBlugold team recap.

Up next: UWSP Last Chance, March 7.





James Smith (Class of '14) - Cornell (NY)

At Indoor Heptagonal Championships, Cambridge MA on Feb 28. James appears to have the weekend off from racing. James did not compete.











Michael Smith (Class of '14) - Cornell (NY)

At Indoor Heptagonal Championships, Cambridge MA on Feb 28. Michael ran the 400 prelims on Saturday in a time of 48.36 and makes the finals with the 2nd fastest time. He also ran in the 200 prelims, coming in with the 6th fastest seed (21.96), but was unfortunately DQ'd due to a lane violation.

Michael did not compete in the 400 finals will be run on Sunday, as per team reports, he had to withdraw due to injury.

"Sophomore Tobenah Attah blazed to a runner-up performance of 48.25 (IC4A, #8 all-time) in the 400, after running 49.10 in the prelims. Michael Smith ran a fine prelim time of 48.36 (IC4A), but had to withdraw from the final due to injury."

Cornell team recap. Results.

Josh Thorson (Class of '12) - UW-Eau Claire

Competing at the WIAC Championship, Feb 27-28. 

Friday Evening Update: Josh placed 7th in the mile with a time of 4:15.15, just off his season best of 4:13.88. On Saturday, Thorson set a facility record in the 3k, with a wining time of 8:20.56. As of Saturday, that time is 5th fastest in the nation for D3 schools.

Complete resultsBlugold team recap.

Up next: UWSP Last Chance, March 7.





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Obinnaya Wamuo (Class of '14) - University of Chicago


Wamuo ran in the UAA Indoor Championships this past weekend. In 400 prelims, he ran a 50.39 to qualify for the finals. He finished 5th in the finals, with a 49.91. Wamuo also ran the 2nd leg on the 4x400 relay, which finished in a time of 3:21.44

"With a one-point margin of difference in the team scores, the men's title came down to the final race of the meet – the 4x400-meter relay. The Bears ended up capturing the event win and the conference championship. UChicago's 4x400-meter relay (Clark, freshman Obinnaya Wamuo, junior Ryan Manzuk, freshman Nathan Downey) finished second and posted a school-record time of 3:21.44."

Results. Maroon team recap.

Up next: At Wisconsin-Stevens Point Last Chance Meet


Upper Midwest Notable News

Erin Teschuk (NDSU)


Erin is competing Summit League Championships on Feb 27-28 in Fargo. On Saturday, she won the mile in 4:41.28 and won the 800 in 2:10.21. She also anchored the winning DMR, with a time of 12:03.54.

Note: North Dakota State's Erin Teschuk broke a 17-year Summit League Championship record in the women's mile run with a time of 4:41.28.

Complete results.

Up next: NCAA Indoor Championships, March 13-14.





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