Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wayzata Runners Alumni Report - Week Ending 4/5/2015

Welcome to the Wayzata High School Alumni Indoor Track Report for the week ending April 5, 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.  

Sunday morning edition

Note - There was no edition last weekend, as my son was competing in California for his first ModPen event of 2015. It was well worth the trip as he won the Youth A (17-18 yo) group, despite being 14 currently. A short highlight video can be seen here. 

Boy from Brian Maas on Vimeo.

Competing this weekend:

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

The Wolfpack is at the Legends Invitational, hosted by UCLA. McKenna was scheduled to run in the Women's 5000 meters, but did not start. I'll try to find out more information. 

Update: I did reach McKenna who stated, "I did 2miles of the 5k coming off from a bruised heel and am looking forward to doing the steeple in 2 weeks!"

Team Recap 

Live Results

Aaron Breyer (Class of '14) - South Dakota

Competed in Sioux Falls at The Duels. Ran 2:03.67 in the 800, good for 10th place. Aaron also placed 9th in the 1500 with a time of 4:09.44.

Team Recap. Full results.

Up next: The Coyotes travel to Lincoln, Neb., next Saturday for the Husker Spring Invitational.

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

Competed at the Ashton May invite in LaCrosse. Joe finished 18th in the 1500 with a time of 4:06.58

Team Recap. Results.

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

Michael, just weeks off recovering from a minor hamstring injury, competed at the Stanford Meet and finished 26th in the 400 with a time of 48.83 seconds. That time puts him 3rd fastest in the D1 Ivy League conference.

400 results.
Team recap, quotes:

"In the 400, freshman Michael Smith led the charge at 48.83, ahead of sophomore Tobenna Attah (48.94), freshman Stanford Cooper (49.09), and junior Larry Gibson (50.45), who is on the comeback trail from an indoor injury.   The 4x100 relay placed ninth in 42.24 (IC4A) and the 4x400 quartet of Tobe Attah, Larry Gibson, Stanford Cooper, and Michael Smith ran 3:19.26."

Full Stanford results are here:

Up next: Up next for Cornell is the Bucknell and George Mason Invitational, which will take place next weekend.

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

Competed at the Ashton May invite in LaCrosse. Josh finished 1st in the 1500 with a time of 3:55.61. That time puts him 6th fastest in the nation amongst D3 schools.

Team RecapResults.

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

Obi competed in the 400 hurdles at the Ted Haydon Invitational (Outdoor) in Chicago on April 4. He placed 3rd in the Men's 400 Hurdles with a time of 1:00.66. His time places him 12th in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference.

Full results.

Off this weekend:

Lauren Farquhar (Class of '13) - Bethany Lutheran College (MN)

Lauren will run outdoor track for the Vikings this spring. She is a hurdle specialist. In 2014, she placed 5th in the 400 hurdles at the UMAC outdoor championships. Word is she will run the steeple this coming season. Her first outdoor meet will be April 11 at Gustavus. 

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.

Up next: In Boulder next weekend.

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

Up next, Hamline Invitational on April 11.

Alayna Sonnesyn (Class of '14) - Vermont

Last competed at NCAA Nordic Championships. March 11-14. Word is she will run outdoor track. I'm attempting to verify if she is running this weekend.

Marit Sonnesyn (Class of '13) - Gustavus

If Marit runs track this spring, the first meet will be April 11 at Gustavus.

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

Up next: Hamline Invite on April 11.

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

Up next: Hamline Invite on April 11.

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

Adam had the weekend off from competing.

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

It appears the men's distance team has the weekend off.

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

Up next: Bucknell and George Mason Invitational, which will take place next weekend.

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