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CROSBY — Two familiar faces paced the fourth annual Tri for a Cause on Saturday at Crosby Memorial Park. Long-time distance runner and triathlon newcomer Casey Miller, 35, was fourth in the swim, second on the bike and paced the run to help him finish with an overall time of 1:13.45 to win the event. "I'm training for an Ironman so trying to hit some of these shorter races along the way is kind of tricky because you usually train longer and slower and you come here and you have to go hard and fast," said Miller. "The training doesn't always mesh really well but one thing is I feel str
The Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K returns for its second year at Mount Ski Gull bigger and badder than ever Saturday. With more than 20 extreme obstacles, including six never seen before, there will be no shortage of mud-covered challenges on the 3.2-mile course. "I never make anything just as it seems," Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K founder Eric Anderson said. "I tried to make every obstacle more fun and more challenging.
First-time half-marathon participants Matt Schadow and Kari Brown won the 13th annual Sour Grapes 10K/Half Marathon at Northland Arboretum on Saturday. For Schadow, 35, his first-place finish was a surprise. He finished with a time of 1:20.18. "I had no idea I'd be the winner," he said. "I wasn't really in the lead until about six miles or so in. Up until then, I was just running.
Reigning Run for the Lakes champion Casey Miller, 35, Baxter, recorded his fifth and possibly last win Saturday in Nisswa. Since its first run in 2008, Miller has participated in the Run for the Lakes six times, only dropping first place once to friend Pat Russell in 2012. “I knew I wasn’t going to run a good time,” said Miller. “That wasn’t the purpose of today. I’ve just always run this race. I think honestly it’s mostly the reason I signed up. People expect me to run it. I’ve really enjoyed this race, though, and it’s tough to stop.
Devin Annable tapped in a goal after a scoreless first period and the Brainerd Warriors notched their fourth straight win by beating Anoka-Hennepin 3-0 Wednesday at Riverside Elementary School. Zachary Denny and Jacob Heinlen also scored goals in the Warriors’ fourth shutout victory of the season. Jake Heikenen, Dalton Schreier, Cody Vleck and Brock Saatzer each added an assist and goalie Harlee Annable saved six shots for the Warriors.
Kelly Pearson smacked eight kills and collected five digs as the Central Lakes College Raiders finished their regular season Wednesday night with a 3-0 Northern Division victory over Itasca. The division champion Raiders, who are ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division III poll, finished 14-0 in division play and reeled off their 16th straight win. CLC won 11 of its 14 division matches by 3-0 sweeps.
Michelle Andres fulfilled a lifelong goal when she completed the Ironman World Championship Oct. 12 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 35-year-old finished third in her age category and 493rd overall with her time of 9:50.23. Andres said she was the fourth-fastest female American amateur and the world’s 11th-fastest female amateur. She completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:09.06, the 112-mile bike ride in 5:14.29 and the 26.2-mile marathon run in 3:20.53.
CLOQUET — Sidne Mann, Christa Norgaard and Courtney Dilley each killed the ball five times for the No. 2 in NJCAA Division III Central Lakes College Raiders as they beat winless Fond Du Lac 3-0 in Wednesday’s Northern Division match. “Our goal was to be a good team ... and to have fun, which we did,” said Raiders head coach Jane Peterson. “We had some different lineups which seemed to work just fine. There was a good, all around, team effort.”
Fresh off of a 3-0 victory Friday night against Rainy River, the Northern Division-leading Central Lakes College Raiders marked up another division victory, beating Hibbing 3-0 Saturday. “Teams are going to play hard against us,” said Raiders head coach Jane Peterson, whose team improved to 6-0 in division play. “They’re going to try to beat us. We clearly want to win, and we don’t think it’s going to just happen, but there could be a better intensity about the team in a match like this. It could’ve been better but I think it was fine.”
Shelby Uphoff started the Central Lakes Raiders, ranked fifth in NJCAA Division III, off with one good serve and kept them coming throughout the entire first game, making her the first Raiders volleyball player to knock out 25 serves in a row as the Raiders beat Fond Du Lac 3-0 in a Northern Division match Wednesday night. “Serving 25 in a row, that is very unusual,” said Raiders coach Jane Peterson. “Usually somebody makes a mistake. It’s never happened here.” Three of Uphoff’s serves were aces and she also added two kills and four digs.