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Anderson has record setting day for U of M PHS grad Gabriele Anderson was part of history at the Drake Relay's last weekend in Des Moines, IA. She teamed with Elizabeth Yetzer, Jamie Cheever and Emily Brown in the 4x1600m relay for a first place ...

Anderson has record setting day for U of M

PHS grad Gabriele Anderson was part of history at the Drake Relay's last weekend in Des Moines, IA.

She teamed with Elizabeth Yetzer, Jamie Cheever and Emily Brown in the 4x1600m relay for a first place time of 19:07.75, the fastest in the world in that event this year. They were 23 seconds ahead of second place Wisconsin.

Anderson was also part of the 4x800 relay along with Julie Schwengler, Heather Dorniden and Cheever that set a Drake Relay record with a time of 8:27.42, also the fastest in the world this year.

Individually, Anderson is currently ranked No. 2 in the region in the 800m and 10th in the nation with a time of 2:06.55. She won the Class A State title in the 800m as a senior in 2004.

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Koehler finishes season at SJU

Neil Koehler, a 2004 graduate of New York Mills, recently completed his junior season playing for the St. John's University tennis team.

Koehler was 3-10 in singles play for the Johnnies. He was 2-8 at No. 3 singles, 1-1 at No. 2 singles and 0-1 at No. 4 singles.

He is a English, biology and pre-med major at St. John's. He is the son of Duane and Ruth Koehler of New York Mills.

SJU (11-9, 5-4 MIAC) lost to Concordia in the MIAC quarterfinals. Concordia then lost to Gustavus in the semifinals. Gustavus went on to win the MIAC title over Carlton.

Pesch on NCC Academic Honor Roll at UND

PHS graduate Danielle Pesch was recently named to the North Central Conference Academic Honor Roll. Pesch is a junior on the University of North Dakota tennis team.

Athletes must have a 3.20 GPA or better to be named to the team.

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Pesch is a secondary education/social studies major. She is the daughter of Kurt and Kathy Pesch of Perham.

UND (17-1) will play NW Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on May 3 at Washburn University in Topeka, KS.

The Fighting Sioux finished third at the NCC Tournament. The University of Nebraska-Omaha won their third straight NCC title.

Kahilainen on the diamond at St. Scholastica

Kayla Kahilainen is playing second base for the first place team in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), St. Scholastica.

Kahilainen, a sophomore, has started 27 and played in 28 games for the Saints (20-16, 11-1 UMAC). She is hitting .250 (20-for-80) and has 11 RBI.

She was 1-for-3 with a RBI in a recent 10-2 win over UW-Stout and was 1-for-3 in a 1-0 win over Hamline.

As a freshman, she hit .364 in 21 games, six of which were starts. She is a nursing major.

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Rud still setting records

Ted Rud, a 2006 Graduate of New York Mills High School, is now making a name for himself among the college ranks. Rud competes in the decathlon at NDSU and is setting records as a freshman. At the Bison Classic on April 20-21, Rud won four of the overall ten decathlon events held that day. He put up a seventh-best decathlon score in NDSU history that day with an overall score of 6,647 points. Rud also won first at the triple jump at the Long Beach invite on April 14.

Here are some of Rud's benchmarks as a collegiate athlete:

  • 100m Dash- 11.54
  • Long Jump- 22' 11 _"
  • Pole Vault- 14' 11"
  • Javelin- 145' 6"
  • Discuss- 114' 11"
  • 1500m Run- 4:37.97
  • Shot Put- 34' _"
  • High Jump- 6' 5 _"
  • 400m Dash- 53.4
  • 100m Hurdles- 17.22

Rud is aiming to the set the freshman record of the highest pole vault by needing to obtain a vault of 15' 1"
Ted was a Class A state champion in the long and the triple jump as a junior at New York Mills.

He is the son of David and Julie Rud. He is majoring in civil engineering.

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