Local Names and News: Park Point 5-Miler on tap
Running Park Point 5-Miler on tap The 39th Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk -- northern Minnesota's oldest road race -- is Friday. Online preregistration is available through 3 p.m. Thursday at GrandmasMarathon.com or YoungAthletesFoundation. com.
Park Point 5-Miler on tap
The 39th Park Point
5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk -- northern Minnesota's oldest road race -- is Friday.
Online preregistration is available through 3 p.m. Thursday at GrandmasMarathon.com or YoungAthletesFoundation.
com. To sign up on race day, visit the pavilion at the end of Park Point between
3-5 p.m. The entry fee for the five-mile run and two-mile walk is $25, while the youth races are free.
The event begins at
5:30 p.m. with youth races for children 14 and under,
followed by the two-mile walk at 6:15 p.m., and the five-mile feature race at 6:30 p.m.
Defending five-mile champions Jeremy Polson and Jen Houck are registered, as is 2010 William A. Irvin 5K champion Scott Behling. Polson and Houck, the 2009 Minnesota Runners of the Year, won the race in both 2008 and 2009. Last year, Houck's time of
28 minutes, 30 seconds established a course record for the women's division.
Polo, Pustovar honored
Joe Polo of Duluth and Alexandra Carlson of Wayzata, Minn., were
selected as USA Curling's top athletes of the year and the Paul Pustovar rink from Hibbing was chosen the top team, according to a release from the organization Tuesday.
Polo plays second for Pete Fenson's rink, which won the 2010 national title in March in Kalamazoo, Mich., and finished fourth at the worlds in Italy. Polo, 27, is an engineer for Lakehead Contractors.
Carlson, a student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, skipped Team USA to a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Switzerland.
The team of Pustovar, Brian Simonson of Hibbing, Tom Harms of Pengilly, Don Mohawk of Nashwauk and Dale Gibbs of Woodbury, Minn., defended its U.S.
senior national title in January and captured only the second U.S. world gold medal in April in Russia.
Johnson leads Northland invite
Kate Johnson of Elgin Country Club shot a 76 to take a one-stroke lead over Paige Bromen after the first day of the Northland Women's Invitational on Tuesday at Northland Country Club.
Nine-time champion Sue Liberty is in third after a 78.
The final round of the championship flight is at 8:30 a.m. today with a
Tower-Soudan in girls tourney
The Tower-Soudan ninth-grade girls team qualified for the first Great Four-State Youth Basketball Championships and will play Estherville, Iowa, on Saturday at Target Center.
Other Minnesota girls teams to qualify include Crookston, Isle and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Melrose, Ulen-Hitterdal and New London-Spicer
comprise the Minnesota ninth-grade boys teams.
The tournament is
sponsored by Pacesetter Sports and the Minnesota Lynx.