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MSHSL: Thompson, Wendell-Pohl, Van Norman among12 selected for Hall of Fame

ANOKA--Two former University of Minnesota standouts headline the Minnesota State High School League's 2017 Hall of Fame class. But before Darrell Thompson and Krissy Wendell-Pohl achieved success at the collegiate levels, they left their marks on...

ANOKA-Two former University of Minnesota standouts headline the Minnesota State High School League's 2017 Hall of Fame class.

But before Darrell Thompson and Krissy Wendell-Pohl achieved success at the collegiate levels, they left their marks on MSHSL athletic programs.
Thompson was a three-sport star at Rochester John Marshall before performing for the Minnesota Gophers and being drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

Wendell-Pohl was the most prolific girls hockey scorer in the country while playing two seasons at Park Center High School. She went on to lead the Gophers to two national titles and then played with Team USA in two Olympic Games.
Others selected for induction are: Minnesota prep track legend Heather Van Norman, who led Windom to two state titles; high school officiating pioneers Larry Gallagher of Crystal, Richard Eldridge of St. Paul and Harry Kitts of Bloomington; Becker football coach Dwight Lundeen, former Wayzata cross country and track coach Bill Miles; administrators Marv Peters of Rochester and Kevin Merkle of Mahtomedi; Eastview speech and debate coach Todd Hering; and choral music icon Bruce Phelps of Shoreview.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel. The event is open to the public. For tickets, contact the MSHSL office at 763-560-2262 or visit www.mshsl.org and click on the 2017 Hall of Fame Invitation link on the home page.

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