Zimmerman track

  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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  Zimmerman’s Cassie Ortberg will compete in two events at her fourth state track meet, and senior teammate Amber Magnussen will make her first state trip, after their performances in Section 7AA on Saturday. The Thunder earned fifth-place in the team standings, among 15 schools. Ortberg placed second in the 300 hurdles in Saturday’s finals [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor For most athletes, the senior season is their best, especially if they work as hard at their sport as Chelsea Schlegel always has. However,this Zimmerman senior, a standout distance runner in 9-10-11, has spent her final year either cheering for teammates or running way back in the pack. “There’s been [...]

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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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Two Zimmerman football players and two track athletes signed with college programs on Wednesday, the school announced. Cory Jopp, a football lineman, signed with UM-Moorhead. Collin Ashley, a running back and defensive back, signed with Concordia-St. Paul. Cassie Ortberg, state Class AA runner-up in 300 hurdles last year, signed with the UM-Duluth track team. Chelsea [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zimmerman track-and-field has been a fairly successful program for several years, especially for a school that lacks its own facility. Next year, the Thunder will finally have their own home field. A ground-breaking ceremony was held Monday for a nine-lane track that will be available next spring. “Next year, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor District 728 athletes Cassi Ortberg and Madeline Schaeffer each capped an excellent track season with a personal-best, medal-winning effort in the 300-meter hurdles on Saturday at the state meet. Ortberg, Zimmerman junior, was runner-up with 44.29 at Hamline, giving her school a silver medal, and highest-ever state track finish, [...]

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  Zimmerman hurdler Cassandra Ortberg had the second-best time in the 300 hurdles preliminaries Friday at the state track meet, the top performance among District 728 athletes there. Ortberg, a junior competing in Class AA for the first time after qualifying twice in Class A, won her heat with a career-best 44.69 at Hamline, well [...]

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