Shae Buchman of Rosemount. competing in the long jump in the 2017 track and field state meet last June at Hamline University in St. Paul. Photo: Shari L. Gross * email@example.com
Athletes to watch
Eli Hylen, jr., St. Francis
Broke the previous 34-year-old school record in high jump last spring, then capped his season with the Class 2A state meet-winning leap of 6-feet, 8 inches.
Joel Smith, sr., Mounds View
Set a new program mark in the 300-meter hurdles last spring and then lowered it with a mark of 37.81 seconds to win the Class 2A state meet.
Declan Dahlberg, sr., Mounds Park Academy
Ready to defend his Class 1A title in the 1,600-meter run and perhaps accomplish a distance running sweep with a 3,200 victory. He placed second at state last year.
Shae Buchman, sr., Rosemount
Won the Class 2A state title in the 100 hurdles and placed second in the long jump. She’ll compete in the 300 hurdles and one of Rosemount’s sprint relays.
T’Nia Riley, sr., Minneapolis North
The fastest female in Class 1A. She won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at state the past two seasons.
Tierney Wolfgram, fr., Math and Science Academy
Poised to sweep the distance running “triple crown” for the second consecutive season. She won the past two Class 1A cross-country titles and is the defending 1,600 and 3,200 champion.
David La Vaque