ASHLEY RAMACHER

Eden Prairie • track and field

Ramacher didn’t grow up racing neighbor kids or jumping over things. In fact, it wasn’t until eighth grade that she gave track and field a shot. “I was in dance,” she said.

The dance world’s loss is track and field’s gain. The 5-9 senior is the defending Class 2A high jump state champion and has made herself into a top hurdler. Last week she won all four events in which she was entered at the Class 3A, Section 7 True Team meet. She won the high jump, the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, and ran the second leg on the Eagles’ winning 4x100 meter relay team.

She did this one week after setting a personal best with a high jump of 5 feet, 9 inches in a meet at Edina. It’s the best mark in the state this spring and only 2 inches short of the state record for girls of 5-11.

“I tried at 5-11 ¼ and I barely hit the bar on my second attempt,” said Ramacher, who will jump for the Gophers next year. “My goal this season is to get 5-10. I think I’m really close.”

MATT FOLLMER

Rosemount • lacrosse

Playing goal in lacrosse is a thankless job. Even the best often have save percentages close to 60 percent. Follmer, a senior goalie, stopped 22 of 31 shots (70.9 percent) as the No. 4-ranked Irish defeated No. 5 Eastview (9-6) and Apple Valley (15-6).

ALLY HODGEN

Eastview • lacrosse

The junior attacker has emerged as the Lightning’s leading scoring threat. She scored eight goals last week as Eastview bounced back from a 1-6 start to win two of three games. Hodgen leads the team with 22 goals.

ANNI HECK

Visitation • golf

The junior celebrated her commitment to the University of Denver by winning the Red Wing Invitational at Mississippi National Golf Club with an even-par 71, followed by a 1-under-par 35 in a Tri-Metro Conference victory at Columbia Golf Course.

JACKSON LOCHAN

St. Louis Park • lacrosse

The sophomore was the Orioles’ primary weapon in a stirring, come-from-behind victory over Breck. He scored four of the team’s six goals in a fourth-quarter outburst that turned a 6-3 deficit into a 9-7 victory. Lochan scored 12 goals in three games last week.

ELLIE MONSON

Bloomington Kennedy • lacrosse

The senior center midfielder is instant offense for the 9-2 Eagles. Last week she had 15 goals and 10 assists in victories over St. Louis Park and Minneapolis. She leads the state with 61 goals on the season.

MASON ROOMES

Woodbury • track and field

The senior won two sprints — the 100 meters (11.28 seconds) and the 200 (22.19)— and added victories in the long jump (21-11) and triple jump (43-1 ½) at the Class 3A, Section 2 True Team meet.

JIM PAULSEN

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