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Curry, Marcus: Graduating Class of 2019….. 5’11”, 183 pounds…..First year participating on the Track and Field team for the Tigers…..Also played football…..He chooses to run track because he believes it will help him be successful in college athletics…..He loves the competition…..When he was in 8th grade, his team won the AAU championship in football…..He has been on the Honor Roll and enjoys helping those younger than him.
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Garber, Connor: Graduating Class of 2019…..6’2”, 170 pounds…..Third year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also played Soccer and was a Nordic Skier…..Earned three letters…..Is the defending Conference Champion in the High Jump, clearing 5/9” at the 2018 Conference Meet…..Named Rookie of the Year for the Nordic Skiing team…..He loves Track and Field because he can test his athleticism…..He is extremely proud of his 3.9 Grade Point Average.
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Keillor, Anna: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’1”, 108 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also played Soccer (three years) and Hockey (one year)…..Earned two letters (one each in Track and Soccer)…..Names Rookie of the Year and Tiger of the Year in Track…..She loves participating in Track because of how friendly the people on the team are…..She has run track since she was young and continues to challenge herself through the competition in the different events Track offers…..Anna was born in China, and English is not her native language. Many people mistake her heritage…..He biggest athletic accomplishment was overcoming injuries, especially a concussion…..She believes her biggest academic accomplishment is balancing her education with the extra-curricular activities and a job, and still maintaining A’s in her classes.
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Onofre Montiel, Axel: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’2”, 120 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South…..He knows that in order to be successful in track, he will need to be committed to the team, workouts and practice…..He is proud of the grades he has received in school as well as advancing to the Minnesota History Day Regional competition in 8th Grade.
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Parshall, Christopher: Graduating Class of 2019….. 5’9”, 145 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for the Tigers…..Also played soccer, football and basketball…..Earned letters in both football and soccer in the same season!.....He enjoys sports because of the friends he makes while being part of the team…..I take the game very seriously because he works hard, even when facing conflict….One athletic highlight of Chris’ 2017 football season was in the Region playoff game where he connected for three punts over 50 yards long, including a 77 yard punt which was downed by South at the opponent’s five yard line! He also kicked seven extra points against Edison and kicked a 27-yard field goal and three extra points against St. Paul Harding.
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Reff, Micah: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’11”, 147 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also wrestled…..Named Most Improved Wrestler (2017) and Most Valuable Player in Track (2018)…..He is looking forward to graduation so he can move on to the next phase of his life.
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Schierkolk, Thora: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’9”, 150 pounds…..Second year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also played Volleyball (four years) and Softball (one year)…..Earned three letters (one in softball and two in volleyball)…..Named Volleyball Caption for her senior season…..To Thora, Track focuses on individual strengths, which is something she can focus on her own, but coaches play an important role in her developing her strengths…..Thora is extremely competitive and hard on herself because she knows she is capable of more that she shows sometimes…..She is proud that she has been named to the Honor Roll every quarter of her high school career, including a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.8.
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Tapplin, Dorrayn: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’11’, 175 pounds…..Third year participating in Track for the Tigers…..He has earned two letters in football…..Also played basketball and Football…..He finished second in the conference in the 4x200 relay during his sophomore year…..He improved in the 100 meter dash from 12.7 seconds during his sophomore year to 11.4 seconds earlier this season…..He enjoys the workout because he believes that is where you become successful…..He believes his biggest accomplishments on the athletic field are the improvement of his work ethic. He no longer wants to be just good, he wants to be the best who has ever put on a Tiger uniform….. He is extremely proud that his school work has improved so much that he was named to the “A” Honor Roll.
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Vega, Bryan: Graduating Class of 2019…..5’2”, 109 pounds…..Third year participating in Track and Field for South….. Earned three letters…..He loves track because he is able to push himself to do his best.
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Wifler, August: Graduating Class of 2019…..6’0”, 165 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also ran Cross Country for three years…..Earned one letter (track)…..He enjoys pushing himself to do his best…..He surpasses the 11 foot mark in the pole vault during a track meet over the summer…..Academically, he earned a 31 on the ACT.
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Yang, Nancy: Graduating Class of 2019…..4/10”, 115 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also played Volleyball for four years…..Earned a varsity letter…..Named Most Dedicated in 2016 and earned the Tiger Award twice in 2017 and 2019…..The Tom Cruise quote, “The need for speed” is what attracts Nancy to track…..Because of her short stature, most people underestimate her skills and her heart…..She was elected by her classmates to be the Senior Class President.
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Bischoff, Isaiah: Graduating Class of 2020
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Branden, Julian: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’10”, 150 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track for the Tigers…..Also participates in Cross Country and Nordic Skiing…..He enjoys biking and running…..His biggest athletic accomplishment is participating in Nordic Skiing sections,…. He has also participated in Regions for History Day. His project was a website on the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Christopherson, Hans: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’7”, 141 pounds…..Third season participating in track and field for the Tigers…..Also plays football…..Earned two letters (one each in football and track)…..Named Most Improved Player for the JV Football team in 2017-18…..He loves running.
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Ferguson, Jocelyn: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’5”, 110 pounds…..Fourth year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also participates in Nordic Skiing (three years) and Cross Country (two years)…..Named Most Valuable Player in Cross Country…..Named All-Conference in Cross Country…..Served as the Cross Country team Captain…..She is in the highest Dance Company at South…..She is extremely proud that she can balance playing three sports, participate in Dance and the Green Tigers, while still maintaining a high Grade Point Average. She has earned an Academic Letter as well.
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Jama, Sahara: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’9”, 145 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field at South…..She participated in track at her old school and helped start the program there.....She is in the Dance Company at South…..Her summer job was working with the Concervation Crew working with a deaf crew.
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Kaufmann, Cece: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’10”, …..Third year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also runs Cross Country and plays Soccer for two years each…..Earned letters in Track and Cross Country…..She loves singing in the Varsity Choir…..She cherishes the fact that the Cross Country team had the best academy average in section 6AA…..She has earned an Academic Letter…..She advanced to the Minnesota State History Day competition THREE Times!
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Ortiz, Raul: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’10”, 145 pounds…..Third year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also plays soccer…..Named Most Dedicated Track Team Member…..Named Defensive Most Valuable Player in Soccer…..He loves the rush you get from running and having people cheer for you as well as beating your personal best times, including a 2:07.60 at the 2018 Region 6AA Meet…..He is dedicated to track as well as to his teammates…..Academically, he has Passed the College in the Schools French class and the AAPPL in Spanish (This is a test toward proficiency in languages.)
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Thoraldson, Andrew: Graduating Class of 2020….. 5’8”, 150 pounds…..Third participating in Track and Field for the Tigers…..Also plays football and track…..Earned two letters (one each in football and track)…..Named Most Improved Player in football for the 2018-19 season…..He started running as a young kid but had to give it up due to injuries. He decided to give it a try again when he started high school and has been running since…..He enjoys the various strategies needed in the game as well as the contact and running……His greatest achievement in sports is making the varsity team in both football and track!
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Waugh, Echo: Graduating Class of 2020…..5’4”, 112 pounds…..Third year participating in Track and Field for South…..Also plays soccer…..Named Most Valuable Player for track (2017-18) and serves as Track Captain…..She loves running and the track community consists of great people…..She has also earned an Academic Letter.
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Abdi, Amin: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’11”, 145 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. He decided to participate in Track because he like running, exercising and meeting new people…..He was named to the Honor Roll during his Freshman year when he earned a 3.0 Grade Point Average.
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Castro Vasquez, Jaquelin: Graduating Class of 2021….. 5’2”, 128 pounds…..She is attracted to track so she can become faster…..Her goal is to become physically fit…..Her biggest accomplishment is achieving the goals she sets for herself.
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Domeier, Will: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’11”, 152 pounds…..Second year participating in Track and Field for South….. Will loves the feeling of community on the Track team as well as the diverse group of people who participate…..Will is on his way to a college education when he earned three college credits during his Freshman year in high school!!!
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Emdin, Fredrick: Graduating Class of 2021
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Hall, Davonte: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’9”, 135 pounds…..also runs Cross Country…..He is attracted to Track because it will help him become more physically fit.
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Jama, Hamze: Graduating Class of 2021…..6’0”, 142 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays soccer…..He decided to join the Track team because he wanted to get faster for soccer season…..He loves both soccer and basketball ball and is willing to do anything to improve his skills in those sports.
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Longs Jr., Sharrod: Graduating Class of 2021….. 5’9”, 130 pounds…..Second year participating in Track and Field for the Tigers…..Also plays basketball and football…..He plays football to keep in shape…..With his speed, he hopes to be successful.
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Lund, Jackson: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’10”, 120 pounds…..Second year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays soccer…..Earned one letter…..Named Rookie of the Year…..He enjoys the bonding that the team does…..He won a state championship with his club soccer team.
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McKenna, Galen: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’11”, 165 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays soccer…..Named Defensive Most Valuable Player in soccer both his freshman and sophomore years…..He truly enjoys running. He sees Track as a gateway to other sports, and enjoys the individuality of Track…..He is proud that being on the Honor Roll has earned him a spot in the National Honor Society.
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Mullins-Carlson, Amajah: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’6”, 120 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays basketball…..Earned one letter in basketball…..Named the basketball Defensive Player of the year and All Conference (both in 2018-19 season).
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Starr, Patrick “Eli”: Graduating Class of 2021
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Stewart, Laura: Graduating Class of 2021…..5’8”, 145 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also participates in Cross Country (one year), Swimming (one year), and Nordic Skiing (two years)…..Earned one letter in Cross Country…..Has also earned an Academic Letter for having outstanding grades.
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Taylor, Aksel: Graduating Class of 2021
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Anderson, Joanna: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’9”, 125 pounds…..also plays soccer…..She decided to run track to help her get in shape for soccer season….. Her biggest athletic accomplishments are the goals she has scored for soccer…..She is extremely proud of her grades.
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Bashiri, Cyrus: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’7”, 130 pounds…..Also runs Cross Country…..Track has always been fun for him, he really enjoys the sport…..His biggest athletic accomplishment in his short high school career is competing on the Cross Country team…..He is proud of getting good grades.
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Christopherson, Carl: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’8”, 151 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays Soccer…..Carl believes running is fun. Being on the Track team allows him to compete in a sport he loves with his brother and his friends…..His biggest athletic accomplishment is playing on a state winning club team…..Academically, he is proud that he was accepted into the University of Minnesota’s Talented Youth Math Program.
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Cox, Shanice: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’4”, 105 pounds…..Also plays Basketball and Volleyball…..Earned one letter (basketball)…..Named Most Improved Player in basketball for the 2018-19 season…..Since she is a fast runner, she believes participating in track will help her improve in her other sports, although she hates running anything over 400 meters!.....Earlier this season, she won the 60 meter dash at the Roy Griak Meet at the University of Minnesota…..She planning to take Honors Geometry next year.
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Fratzke, Ryan: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’6”, 118 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also Wrestles (one year) and plays Soccer (one year)…..Ryan is hoping to get better at running and participating in the field events…..He was awarded a medal for second place in wrestling tournaments and first place medal in the Park Board Shot Put…..He was on the “B” Honor Roll all three years of middle school.
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Garber, Meredith: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’4”, 117 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also participated in Nordic Skiing…..She is participating in Track because she likes working out and being fit…..She was proud that she made the Nordic Skiing JV team…..Academically, she has only earned ONE grade below a B- during her entire education career.
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Goroztieta, Kenneth: Graduating Class of 2022
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Gustafson, Megan: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’8”, 135 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays Volleyball…..Named Most Valuable Player on her volleyball team for 2018-19 season…..Megan joined the Track team in order to improve her athletic skills. She hopes she can use the skills she learns in Track to improve in other sports and areas of her life…..Academically, she is proud of the award she earned for a project on Gun Control.
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Harsh, Estelle: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’8”, 120 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays volleyball…..Earned one letter in volleyball…..As a freshman, she earned a spot on the Varsity Volleyball team…..She also plays Beach Volleyball and participated in National Competitions…..Academically, she is proud that she has maintained a 4.0 Grade Point Average.
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Lala Cruz, Amanda: Graduating Class of 2022…..4’11”, 114 pounds…..She is running track so she can become a better athlete…..She is extremely proud of her 3.5 Grade Point Average.
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Lossow, Elijah: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’11”, 150 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for the Tigers…..Also plays football and basketball…..He is looking forward to meeting new friends on the team and having good times with his teammates…..Most people do not know that Elijah suffers hearing loss and wears hearing aids……In a middle school basketball game during 7th grade, Elijah scored 20 points, the most he has ever tallied…..He was on the Honor Roll for three straight years in middle school.
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McKinney, Hazel: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’2”, 110 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays in Soccer (two years) and Hockey (two years)…..Named Rookie of the Year in soccer for the 2018-19 season…..She enjoys her teammates on the Track team and believes participating in track will help improve her skills in soccer…..She made the Varsity Soccer team as a Freshman!.....Her biggest academic accomplishment is earning all “A’s.”
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Parish, Max: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’8”, 145 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also participates in Cross Country (one season)…..Max decided to participate in Track in order to build up his running skills and become faster…..HE hopes to compete in the distance races but will listed to the coaches and do whatever they suggest in order to improve.
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Schierkolk, Olga: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’6”, 120 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays Volleyball…..She loves the environment of the track meets and the people who participate in track…..She also plays Beach Volleyball and she and her partner qualified for the National Tournament that was held in New Jersey.....She has earned a place on the “A” Honor Roll.
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Teske Olivia: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’9”, 135 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also plays volleyball….She participated in Park Board track and really liked it so it seems a natural to join the team at South…..She is currently studying Chinese at the fourth level.
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Trierweiler, Nixie: Graduating Class of 2022…..5’5”, 113 pounds…..She used to play soccer, but wanted to try another sport, so she chose track.
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Warren, Betsy: Graduating Class of 2022
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Worku, Helen: Graduating Class of 2022
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Blomme, Olivia: Graduating Class of 2023…..5’6”, 92 pounds…..First year participating in Track and Field for South….. Also participated in Cross Country…..She loves to run, which included having competed in a half-marathon…..She is on the Honor Roll at Seward.
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Kania, Lily: Graduating Class of 2023