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Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389

Rachel Blount is a sports reporter for the Star Tribune who covers a variety of topics, including the Olympics, Wild, college sports and horse racing. She has written extensively about Minnesota's Olympic athletes and has covered pro and college hockey since joining the staff in 1990. 

An Iowa native, Blount is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She has won numerous state and national writing awards. Her favorite stories to tell are those that convey the emotion and humanity of sports. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Pat Borzi, who also is a sportswriter.
Recent content from Rachel Blount
Regan Smith swims during a women's 100-meter backstroke semifinal during the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Indianapolis in June. She later broke the

Regan Smith's rivalry with Australian swimming star peaks at Paris Olympics

Lakeville's Regan Smith and Australia's Kaylee McKeown have dominated the backstroke events in swimming in recent years. Who will come out on top during the Paris Games?
Despite being one of the world's finest swimmers, Regan Smith felt those expectations weighing her down. A mental and geographical reset will enable h

Once a prisoner of pressure, Regan Smith is swimming free at last

The Lakeville swimmer, now 22, takes aim at the Paris Games at U.S. trials, competing without fear after expectations wore down her confidence during the last Olympic cycle.
Regan Smith of Lakeville is the top seed and American record holder in three events at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

How to watch Regan Smith at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials

A three-time medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, Lakeville's Regan Smith will swim four events in her quest to qualify for the Paris Games: the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 100 and 200 backstroke.
PWHL Minnesota coach Ken Klee fist pumps assistant coach Mira Jalosuo before walking to the stage for the team's No. 3 overall pick in the league draf

PWHL draft hits St. Paul, where there's anger over Darwitz's ouster as GM

PWHL Minnesota coach Ken Klee made the team's draft selections, taking Canadian defender Claire Thompson with the No. 3 overall pick.
Natalie Darwitz, right, helped lead PWHL Minnesota to a championship in its first season.

PWHL: Darwitz's removal as GM came after monthslong evaluation

Jayna Hefford, the league's senior vice president of hockey operations, said it was clear "there wasn't a path forward" without a change.
Natalie Darwitz speaks during a celebration at Xcel Energy Center on May 31 for PWHL Minnesota winning the Walter Cup over Boston.

Darwitz out as PWHL Minnesota's GM after clash with head coach

Natalie Darwitz built PWHL Minnesota into a champion but is out as GM after a clash with the team's head coach, according to a league source.
Over 13,000 people attended PWHL Minnesota's first home game, packing the Xcel Energy Center and convincing league board member Stan Kasten the new le

First PWHL season enters the books as a bigger success than anyone expected

League executives said they were wowed by the fan response, with almost half a million people attending 85 games over the full season.
Minnesota PWHL captain Kendall Coyne Schofield carries in the Walter Cup during a celebration at the Xcel Energy Center for winning the PWHL Champions

Bringing Walter Cup home helps PWHL Minnesota savor the journey

Celebrating with fans at Xcel Energy Center was one of the last few days the championship team will have together before a bittersweet offseason.
Minnesota players celebrate after defeating Boston in Game 5 to win the PWHL Walter Cup on Wednesday in Lowell, Mass.

PWHL Minnesota's celebration includes captain's speech atop a bar

The inaugural season included many twists and turns for the eventual Walter Cup champions. Emotions came pouring out after the team shut out Boston for the title.
Minnesota captain Kendall Coyne Schofield (26) takes the trophy to her team after defeating Boston to win the PWHL Walter Cup.

PWHL Minnesota lifts Walter Cup as league's first champion with Game 5 win over Boston

After a championship-winning goal was overturned in Game 4, Minnesota beat Boston 3-0 in the deciding game to bring the first Walter Cup to the State of Hockey.
PWHL Minnesota's celebration of a championship was fleeting Sunday night. The winning goal was waved off, but “this is not an obstacle,” Taylor He

'Ripped away.' Can Minnesota recover and take PWHL title tonight?

Taylor Heise knows how cruel hockey gods can be. But the PWHL Minnesota forward never felt that sting as sharply as she did in Game 4 of the Walter Cup series, which will be decided tonight.
Billie Jean King (shown in 2022) was in St. Paul for Game 4 of the PWHL Walter Cup finals between Minnesota and Boston. She's committed to supporting

PWHL finds a champion in tennis legend King

Billie Jean King was instrumental in organizing funding for the league's launch. In St. Paul for Game 4 of the Walter Cup finals on Sunday, King says she's excited by the promise and growth of the sport.
Minnesota's Michela Cava (86) attempts to score on Boston goalie Aerie Frankel in the first period in Game 4 of the PWHL Walter Cup finals at Xcel Cen

PWHL Minnesota loses in 2OTs after title-clinching goal overturned

Sophie Jaques' winner was taken off the board after officials ruled goaltender interference.
Minnesota forward Taylor Heise raises her arms in celebration vs. Boston, one of five postseason goals.

Heise rises to the occasion in PWHL playoffs

With five goals in the playoffs and Minnesota on the brink of a championship, Taylor Heise's proving there's a reason she went first overall in the inaugural PWHL draft.
Minnesota forward Taylor Heise celebrates her goal against Boston just 59 seconds into Game 3 of the PWHL championship series Friday at Xcel Energy Ce

PWHL Minnesota beats Boston in Game 3 of Walter Cup finals

With the 4-1 victory, PWHL Minnesota takes a 2-1 lead and is just one win away from lifting the first Walter Cup.
Awards for the inaugural season of the PWHL will be handed out in St. Paul in June.

Second PWHL draft comes to downtown St. Paul in June

The seven-round, 42-pick event will be followed by a year-end awards ceremony the next day. Minnesota has the third overall selection.
PWHL Minnesota goaltender Maddie Rooney shares time in net with Nicole Hensley, a longtime friend on and off the ice.

Friendship in net propels PWHL Minnesota to Walter Cup finals

Nicole Hensley is the likely starter in Friday's Game 3 vs. Boston but net-mate Maddie Rooney will be right there for support. "We push each other to get better," Rooney said.
Minnesota forwards Michela Cava, left, and Kendall Coyle Schofield, right, celebrate Cava's goal during the first period of Game 2 of the Walter Cup s

Goalie Hensley shuts down Boston; Minnesota evens PWHL title series

Nicole Hensley got back in goal for the first time since the opening game of the PWHL semifinals and rewarded her coach's faith in her.
Minnesota forward Taylor Heise, right, celebrates with teammate Michela Cava after a goal in Game 1 of the PWHL championship series Sunday in Lowell,

Will offense keep churning in Game 2 of PWHL title series?

Minnesota coach Ken Klee said the best-of-5 series will have a different look than the semifinals, when his team and Toronto combined for only 14 goals in five games.
Minnesota forward Taylor Heise, front, and Boston defender Kaleigh Fratkin, behind, pursue the puck during the first period of Sunday's game in Lowell

Minnesota can't hold leads, loses to Boston in PWHL finals opener

Boston used tenacity, outstanding goaltending and a fortunate bounce to edge PWHL Minnesota 4-3 to open the league's best-of-5 championship series.
From left, PWHL Minnesota players Brittyn Fleming, Maddie Rooney and Emma Greco celebrate the team's victory over Toronto in Game 5 of a PWHL playoff

Five things to know about the inaugural PWHL Walter Cup finals series

Minnesota will face Boston in the best-of-five series to claim the league's first-ever title, with Game 1 at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Minnesota's Sophia Kunin (11) gets mobbed by teammates Lee Stecklein (2), Liz Schepers (21) and Sophie Jaques (16) after her empty-net goal during the

PWHL Minnesota beats Toronto in Game 5 to reach inaugural finals

Maddie Rooney made 27 saves in the 4-1 victory as Minnesota won its third game in a row to earn its spot against Boston for the Walter Cup.
Trainers head to the track for an early morning workout at Canterbury Park in Shakopee on Wednesday.

'Downward spiral.' What if troubled Canterbury Park fails?

Horse breeders, owners, trainers, veterinarians and feed dealers see their livelihoods are at stake. "We love this industry," one veteran owner said. "But I'm desperately concerned it's going to die."
Canterbury Park's 2024 race schedule runs from Saturday through Sept. 28.

Canterbury Park's 2024 schedule at a glance

The Shakopee horseracing track has 54 race days coming between now and September's end.
Toronto defenseman Kali Flanagan (6) trips Minnesota forward Denisa Krížová leading to a Toronto penalty in the first period.

Offense finally comes alive as PWHL Minnesota tops Toronto in playoffs

Maggie Flaherty and Denisa Krizova scored in the second period, ending Minnesota's goal drought at 142 minutes, 12 seconds. Goaltender Maddie Rooney did the rest.
Gophers golfer Isabella McCauley, pictured in 2023, shot a final-round 7-under 65 on Wednesday to tie for second place in the three-round Auburn (Ala.

U golfer McCauley ties for second in Auburn Regional, advances to NCAA championships

Gophers sophomore Isabella McCauley shot a final-round 7-under 65 on Wednesday to finish in a tie for second in the Auburn (Ala.) Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA championships.
Natalie Darwitz, general manager of the PWHL's Minnesota team, loads duffel bags onto the team’s truck at Xcel Energy Center in January. With such a

How Natalie Darwitz built a pro women's hockey team in a few months

PWHL Minnesota GM Natalie Darwitz has constructed a roster, negotiated contracts, hired coaches, made a trade, swept floors and unpacked smelly equipment — anything to get the team off the ground.
Kelly Pannek (12) and her Minnesota teammates are gearing up for the PWHL playoffs.

PWHL Minnesota set to play Toronto in first-round playoff series

Toronto's win on Sunday gave Minnesota a playoff berth, and now the two teams will battle to keep their season alive in the inaugural PWHL postseason.
Ottawa goalie Emerance Maschmeyer, right, stops Toronto's Natalie Spooner (24) during Sunday night's PWHL regular-season finale in Toronto. Spooner sc

PWHL Minnesota backs into last playoff spot when Ottawa loses

Toronto's 5-2 victory over Ottawa on Sunday gave Minnesota the last available berth in the PWHL playoffs despite an 0-5 finish to its season.
New York's Abby Roque celebrates a goal to the dismay of PWHL Minnesota goalie Nicole Hensley on Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale. New

PWHL Minnesota loses regular-season finale, awaits playoff fate

Needing just one point to make the playoffs, Minnesota lost its final five games of the inaugural PWHL season. Saturday's 5-2 defeat came at the hands of last-place New York.
It's been a grind for Kelly Pannek (12) and her PWHL Minnesota teammates to secure one point and a playoff spot. They have one last chance this weeken

Playoff pressure hits PWHL Minnesota ahead of regular season finale

Minnesota has been chasing a playoff spot for more than two weeks, only needing one point to lock up a spot — now it all comes down to the final game of the season.
Minnesota forward Kelly Pannek (12) scores against Boston goaltender Emma Söderberg in last Saturday's game at Xcel Energy Center. 

Minnesota host

One point from PWHL playoff spot, Minnesota faces difficult task at Toronto

Minnesota will look to snap a three-game losing streak and and punch a ticket to the PWHL playoffs.
Boston forward Hannah Brandt (20) scores the winning goal against PWHL Minnesota with less than three seconds left in the third period Saturday at Xce

Brandt's goal with 2.7 seconds left lifts Boston over PWHL Minnesota

The former Gophers standout denied PWHL Minnesota a chance to clinch a playoff spot in the third-to-last game of the regular season.
Taylor Heise (27) of PWHL Minnesota scores a shootout goal against Montreal on March 24 at Xcel Energy Center.

PWHL Minnesota enters final regular season home game needing one point for playoff spot

Minnesota sits in third place in the PWHL standings entering Saturday's game against Boston at Xcel Energy Center.
Vivi Del Angel's runaway performance as the women's Big Ten diver of the year this season is just one example of women who are dominating for the U.

Gophers women's sports: 5 stars of the season you should know

In recent weeks, the U's athletes have claimed an NCAA title, Big Ten championships, a school record and top 10 rankings.
Gophers sophomore Isabella McCauley shot an 8-under-par 64 on Sunday to claim a share of the Big Ten women's golf championship.

McCauley makes golf history for Gophers with comeback for the ages

Isabella McCauley, a star from Simley High School, started Sunday in 18th place but roared back to win a share of the Big Ten title.
Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury ponders a question from reporters at Xcel Energy Center on Friday.

Wild rumblings: Gustavsson wants to return, Faber played despite broken ribs

Coach John Hynes will lead the U.S. world championship team in May, which could include Matt Boldy.
Gable Steveson, gold medal wrestler, takes a photo with fans after arriving at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Sunday, August 8, 2021,

Gable Steveson won't defend his Olympic gold medal in wrestling

Former Gophers and Apple Valley wrestling standout Gable Steveson qualified for this weekend's U.S. Olympic trials but did not enter the event.
Kendall Coyne Schofield (26) of Minnesota compiled six points in four games before the PWHL break.

Scorching hot before the PWHL's break, Minnesota returns Thursday at Montreal

Minnesota vs. Montreal features two stars from the world championships. Kendall Coyne Schofield had nine points in that tournament, and Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals to help Canada win gold.
Emma Bates of Elk River crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing as the top American woman for the second year in a row.

Elk River's Bates again top American woman in Boston Marathon

After an injury last fall, Emma Bates regained her place among the nation's elite runners — even if her time fell slightly short of her expectations.
Boston College forward Cutter Gauthier (19) celebrates his goal in the second period. The University of Michigan faced Boston College in an NCAA Froze

Top-seed BC breezes into Frozen Four championship with 4-0 victory over Michigan

The Eagles earned a showdown with Denver on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center for the title.
Monday's 5-1 vote by the Minnesota Racing Commission would allow 500 historical horse racing terminals at Canterbury Park and Running Aces.

Commission approves historical horse racing games at tracks over tribes' objections

Historical horse racing is a machine-based game that allows users to wager on past horse races. It has been used in other states to generate money for live racing purses.
PWHL Minnesota's Lee Stecklein and Taylor Heise celebrate Stecklein's second-period goal against Montreal on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center.

PWHL Minnesota beats Montreal 3-2 in shootout before lengthy break

The team came back from a 2-0 deficit to win before taking a nearly monthlong break for the world championships.
Jessie Diggins, middle, celebrates with the World Cup cross-country skiing trophy on March 17 in Falun, Sweden.

Jessie Diggins says she really needs a break from skiing right now

After revealing last fall that she had a relapse of an eating disorder, Diggins roared to the best season of her career. Now, it's time for the Afton native to dial things down.
Afton native Jessie Diggins celebrates after winning the 20-kilometer mass start freestyle in Falun, Sweden, on Sunday, becoming the first American to

Diggins makes history, clinches second overall World Cup title

Afton's Jessie Diggins prevailed Sunday in a 20-kilometer mass start freestyle in Falun, Sweden, and became the first American to win two World Cup cross-country skiing crowns.
Clarkson's Dominique Petrie (29) celebrates her winning goal in the fourth overtime against the Gophers women's hockey team to end the NCAA quarterfin

U women's hockey ousted by Clarkson in 4 OTs in NCAA quarterfinals

Dominique Petrie scored the tying goal at 18:09 of the third to send the game to overtime. She got the winner, too, a power-play goal at 5:44 of the fourth OT.
Gophers junior Abbey Murphy (18) leads the nation with 33 goals, including seven game-winners.

Gophers women at Clarkson: Winner to the Frozen Four

The Gophers are 1-8 against Ohio State Wisconsin, but they're 26-1-2 against everyone else, including 9-0-2 against other ranked teams.
The Gophers' Audrey Wethington (4) has seen her team learn from its losses this season.

Gophers women's hockey reaches NCAA quarterfinal with a new formula

The Gophers have emphasized playing better in close, low-scoring games, a strategy that might help at Clarkson for a trip to the Frozen Four.
Afton native Jesse Diggins (shown in April of 2023) got to race in her home state in the Loppet Cup cross-country skiing event at Theodore Wirth Park

Diggins clinging to World Cup overall lead entering closing weekend

Afton native Jessie Diggins is ahead of Linn Svahn by 102 points after leading by more than 300 points in early February, and the season's final races will be held on Svahn's home snow in Falun, Sweden.
Kendall Coyne Schofield of Minnesota celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period.

PWHL Minnesota piles up points at home by shutting out Boston

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Michela Cava, Grace Zumwinkle and Taylor Heise provided the scoring, while goaltender Nicole Hensley earned her first shutout of the season with 20 saves.
Minnesota forward Grace Zumwinkle, right, is well-known as a scorer, but she can pass, too.

PWHL Minnesota gets a rematch against Boston at home

Rachel Blount's breakdown: After failing to score against Aerin Frankel last time, Minnesota will have to find a way. And the sooner, the better, since Boston is 5-0 when scoring first.
Gophers standout Abbey Murphy tried to skate away from Wisconsin defenseman Laney Potter when the teams met in December.

Gophers women's hockey will play at Clarkson to open NCAA tournament

The Gophers received the No. 5 overall seed and will advance to the Frozen Four with a victory
Wisconsin's Casey O'Brien celebrates after scoring against Ohio State during the third period of a game last month.

Wisconsin beats Ohio State at Ridder Arena for WCHA Final Faceoff title

The second-ranked Badgers got off to a hot start and built a big lead against the top-ranked Buckeyes.
Gophers goalie Skylar Vetter squared off with Wisconsin's Lacey Eden when the teams met on Dec. 9 at Ridder Arena. They'll meet again on Friday.

Gophers face steep climb in WCHA Final Faceoff

The third-seeded Gophers need to get past rival Wisconsin in the semifinals for a chance at a WCHA Final Faceoff championship.
The expectations are high for University of Minnesota women's volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon and his talented, young team that went deep into the NC

Hugh McCutcheon will be inducted into the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame

The former Gophers volleyball coach guided the United States to two Olympic medals.
PWHL Minnesota forward Taylor Heise beats Ottawa goaltender Sandra Abstreiter for the winning goal in the shootout of Minnesota's 4-3 victory at Xcel

Shootout practice pays off in PWHL Minnesota's win over Ottawa

Denisa Krizova, Grace Zumwinkle and Taylor Heise scored shootout goals, and goaltender Maddie Rooney allowed only one to give Minnesota the victory.
PWHL Minnesota defender Sophie Jaques (16) has been a key acquisition, coming in the league's first trade in mid-February.

PWHL Minnesota opens key four-game homestand vs. Ottawa

Rachel Blount's breakdown: This is the first of four consecutive home games for Minnesota, and the first three are against teams in the bottom half of the standings.
Gophers star Abbey Murphy (18) leads all Division I players with 31 goals.

Gophers open WCHA playoffs Friday vs. MSU Mankato

Minnesota State Mankato has never beaten the Gophers in a postseason game, but the Mavericks kept it tight in all four matchups this season.
Annabel Clay, 9, Ella Dreier, 9, and Savannah Desautel, 9, of Chaska posed for a photo during warmups.

Clark lights up Williams Arena right from the start

Hawkeyes star Caitlin Clark had fans in a frenzy before Wednesday's game vs. the Gophers. Then came the spellbinding first quarter.
In front of an ever-growing mass of supporters, Caitlin Clark walks out for warmups Wednesday at Williams Arena to face the Gophers. As she's done all

Clark and coach bask in breaking women's basketball's 'real record'

Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder and Caitlin Clark did not want her record-setting performance to pass without paying tribute to the full history of the women's game.
Toronto goalie Kristen Campbell (50) celebrates with the team as Toronto wins 4-3 in OT.

PWHL Minnesota falls to Toronto for third consecutive loss

Defender Sophie Jaques scored her second goal with 21.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, but Sarah Nurse delivered the game-winner for Toronto with 1:12 remaining in overtime.
PWHL Minnesota's Grace Zumwinkle (right) delivered a hat trick in the home opening victory against Montreal on Jan. 6.

Red-hot Toronto set to face PWHL Minnesota at Mariucci

PWHL Minnesota is in a goal-scoring slump and faces a Toronto team that comes in riding a five-game winning streak.
Suni Lee performed on the uneven bars at the USA Gymnastics Winter Cup competition in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.

Despite falls, Lee happy to be at Winter Cup after battling kidney issues

The reigning Olympic all-around champion fell on her events as she sought a spot at the upcoming World Cup, where a new skill would be named after her if she completes it.
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins celebrated her third-place finish at the women's 10-kilometer race Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park.

Diggins' dream-come-true weekend ends with third-place finish in 10K

The roar that followed Jessie Diggins around the Wirth Park course was the loudest she has ever heard, part of a day made even sweeter when an American pulled a stunning upset in the men's race.
Minnesota native Jessie Diggins crossed the finish line in fourth place Saturday, but falling just short of the podium couldn't ruin a day she'd dream

'Wall of noise' celebrates Diggins in World Cup race on home snow

Afton native Jessie Diggins finished fourth in Saturday's World Cup freestyle sprint at Theodore Wirth Park, a cross-country skiing event she lobbied for years to bring to her home state.
Athletes warmed up on the course before the start of the Loppet Cup at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on Friday.

Fresh snow 'a gift' for organizers of Minneapolis World Cup cross-country skiing event

The 5 inches of snow that fell on Theodore Wirth Park put a smile on countless faces, including the World Cup skiers who arrived Friday to test the courses for this weekend's races.
Crew and volunteers prepped the course before the start of the COOP FIS Cross Country World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on Friday.

Everything you should know about Wirth Park's World Cup skiing courses

For the first time in more than 20 years, World Cup cross-country ski races are being held in the United States. Here's what competitors and spectators can expect to see in Minneapolis this weekend.
Afton skier Jesse Diggins was at Wirth Park last April to promote this weekend's World Cup cross-county races, which she helped bring to Minneapolis.

'The only thing I wanted': Jessie Diggins turns Olympic gold into a hometown race

This weekend, cross-country star Jessie Diggins will finally ski in a World Cup event at home after lobbying for years to bring the top professional circuit back to Minnesota. This is the story of how that happened.
Truckloads of snow, transported from the Highland Ski Jump in Bloomington, were brought to Theodore Wirth Park in preparation for hosting World Cup cr

When world-class cross-country skiing meets climate change

Organizers of next weekend's World Cup cross-country races at Theodore Wirth Park hoped to welcome Jessie Diggins home with a classic Minnesota winter. Instead, they've gotten record warmth and precious little snow.
Jessie Diggins celebrated her victory in the women's 15km Mass Start freestyle World Cup race in Canmore, Alberta, on Friday.

Diggins wins 'exciting' final event before Minneapolis World Cup race

The Olympic gold medalist won for the fifth time this season, tying the United States record.
Gophers forward Ella Huber (26) battled in front of Ohio State's net when the teams met Jan. 13 at Ridder Arena.

No. 5 Gophers women's hockey set to face No. 10 St. Cloud State

Rachel Blount's breakdown: To beat the the Huskies, the Gophers will need to solve St. Cloud State's goalie tandem of Jojo Chobak and Sanni Ahola.
Dakotah Lindwurm was the first woman to cross the finish line in Grandma's Marathon in 2021. Now, she's bound for the Olympics.

Minnesota native Lindwurm makes U.S. Olympic team in marathon

The runner from St. Francis, representing Minnesota Distance Elite, finished third Saturday in Orlando to claim a place at this summer's Paris Games.
Minnesota goaltender Nicole Hensley leads the PWHL in wins (four) and is second in goals-against average (1.58) and save percentage (.948).

PWHL Minnesota looks to stay sharp in Toronto

Minnesota, which has earned points in all four of its road games, has a great opportunity to close the first part of its schedule with a win.
A nNrdic skier makes their way around a loop made of artificial snow Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minn.. ] AARON LAVI

World Cup cross-country ski races at Wirth Park get 'green light'

The international ski federation approved the conditions of the snow at Theodore Wirth Park for the Loppet Cup races Feb. 17-18, which are expected to feature Minnesotan star Jessie Diggins.
Dakotah Lindwurm of St. Francis was the first woman to cross the finish line in Grandma's Marathon in 2021.

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: Broadcast information, top runners, Minnesotans to watch

The competition is Saturday in Orlando, with men and women vying for spots in the 2024 Paris Games.