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Twin Ports teams compete at annual Border Battle

Minnesota Duluth junior Cole Toepfer won the men's 800-meter and mile run titles at the annual Border Battle indoor meet Saturday at the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse at Wisconsin-Superior.

Minnesota Duluth junior Cole Toepfer won the men's 800-meter and mile run titles at the annual Border Battle indoor meet Saturday at the Lydia Thering Fieldhouse at Wisconsin-Superior.

UWS, St. Scholastica, Bemidji State, St. Mary's College and Minot State also took part in the meet.

St. Scholastica sophomore Laurel Ohaju, a Duluth Central graduate, set meet, fieldhouse and program records in winning the 400-meter event in 57 seconds flat, the third-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season.

Other champions from Northland schools included:

  • UMD men: Jake Nelson, 60 meters; Dan Nielsen, 3,000 meters; Nathan Knop, high jump; distance medley team
  • UMD women: Kelsi Ring, 60-meter hurdles; Alexandra Rudin, mile run; Kirsten Bjork, 800 meters; Kaelyn Williams, 3,000 meters; 1,600 relay team; Amelia Maher, high jump
  • St. Scholastica men: Justin Hanson, 60-meter hurdles
  • St. Scholastica women: Emily Lundgren, 600 meters; Rachel Miller, triple jump
  • UWS men: Jared Anderson, 400 meters; 1,600 relay team; Nils Hansen, weight throw and shot put; Kenny McGee, long jump and triple jump
  • UWS women: Katie Capriglione, weight throw St. Scholastica hosts the Lake Superior Challenge this Saturday.

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