Six athletes to watch


Joe Fahnbulleh, sr., Hopkins

Already holds state records in the 200-meter dash (20.69 seconds) and as a member of the 4x200 relay (1:26.37). Earned golds in both those event and could be used in others this season.

Jake Marzinske, sr., St. Croix Lutheran

Class 1A triple jump champion (46 feet, 10½ inches) and posted an all-state long jump. He also runs the 110-meter high hurdles and seeks a state qualifying time in that event as well.

Max Otterdahl, sr., Rosemount

Defending Class 2A shot put champion (58, 7¼) and recorded the best discus throw of the regular season (179-2) before taking seventh at the state meet.


Robbie Grace, sr., Blake

Multifaceted talent won the long jump (18-3), placed third in the 100 (12.49), second in the 200 (25.86) and second in the 400 (56.83). Signed with Wake Forest.

Shaliciah Jones, jr., North St. Paul

Won the 100 and 4x100 relay at state and placed second in the 200. Took first in 200 at the recent Mankato Varsity Showcase, running just 0.2 seconds off her best outdoor time last season.

Erika Townley, sr., White Bear Lake

Aiming to win the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles after placing second in both. Suffered a foot injury in the fall, but planned to make her season debut Friday at the University of Minnesota Open's high schoolmeet until it was canceled because of expected inclement weather.

David La Vaque