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Her fast friends form an enduring memory for Athlete of the Year

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune , 06/20/24, 9:00AM CDT


Claire Kohler of Minnetonka swept the girls hurdles races at state the past two years and anchored Minnetonka's record-breaking 4x400 relay, but she holds other moments at least as dear.

Claire Kohler of Minnetonka is the Star Tribune's Athlete of the Year in girls track and field. (Provided photo)

”Track seems like an individual sport, but it’s very much a team sport at Minnetonka. When I look back on my high school career, I don’t think my individual accomplishments are what I will remember. Instead, I’ll remember riding on the bus with all my friends, singing, and how we would go to dinner after meets.” — Claire Kohler

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