Elk River track

  Ryan Trapp, Elk River runner and skier, is one of two students receiving Twin Cities in Motion college scholarships, along with Molly Ann Kuhs of Edina. They were chosen from a field of more than 90 applicants, based on running accomplishments, academic performance and community service. Candidates were also asked to write a personal [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Rachel Ness placed sixth in the 1600 meters at the state track meet Saturday for Elk River’s best finish among nine entrants in the two-day meet at Hamline. Jordyn Sohns placed eighth in 100 hurdles and Morris Dennis was ninth in the 400 for the Elks. The boys 4×400 [...]

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  Elk River athletes at the state track meet advanced to the Class AA finals in three events on Friday while Zimmerman’s Cassie Ortberg established herself as a high medal contender in hurdles, at Hamline in St. Paul. Elk junior Morris Dennis had the fifth-best prelim time in the 400 dash (49.24). The 4×400 team [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Fanaka Ndege is better known as an entertainer than athlete at ERHS but his performances for the track team have gotten enthusiastic reviews, too.   “Fanaka is jack of all trades,” declared his coach, Brian Gilbertson. When asked if he meant, rapping, dancing and composing, Gilbertson laughed, “Yes, those too, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Lindsey Lowe’s arrival at Elk River High School coincided with the start of a girls track dynasty by the Elks, and while she’s not the only reason for it, she’s a big part of it. The senior hurdler, sprinter and jumper has been the most versatile performer on a team [...]

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  The Elk River boys placed a strong third in a close Section 4AAA true-team meet at their home track on Tuesday, edged by two conference rivals. Champlin Park won with 821.5 points, followed by Andover with 810 and Elk River 806. Coon Rapids was right behind with 788. “Champlin Park is pretty good, and [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zimmerman High School, in its 10th year, had another special “first” on Tuesday, hosting a track meet for the first time. The Thunder’s District 728 siblings Elk River and Rogers were on hand for the occasion along with a conference rival, Mora. “Our first home track meet was a [...]

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