MPA Athena Award Winner 2014

Ellie Hands Ellie Hands is one of 30 senior female students from St. Paul area high schools selected as Athena Athletes for their athletic talents and accomplishments.  All of the Athena Award recipients were honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 16th. Ellie was chosen for her accomplishments in cross country, nordic skiing and track and field earning 12 varsity letters. She was a four time Tri-Metro All-Conference nordic skier. Ellie also qualified for the State Meet in Nordic skiing three times and was a Junior National Qualifier her senior year. Congratulations Ellie!

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Nordic Ski State Results

2014 State Nordic Ski results are in! 1782005_684060834980245_956184850_n Ellie Hands finished in 38th place Kethan Dahlberg finished in 26th place and Nick Gardner finished as state runner up! Congratulations to all three of these students on a wonderful season and your tremendous Nordic ski careers at MPA. We are so proud of you! Go Panthers! Boys results: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL173300HBoysPursuit.htm Girls results: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL1636442014GirlsNordic.htm

Tri-Metro Conference Nordic Ski Results

The Nordic ski teams had a great day at the Tri-Metro Conference Championships yesterday at Elm Creek. The girls team edged out SPA for the Tri-Metro Conference Championship. The girls’ conference championship team was led by Ellie Hands (3rd Place), Laura Nicholson (7th place), Molly Gardner (12th place), Erin Quam (13th place) and Katie Hands (17th place).   In the boys’ race, Nick Gardner was the Tri-Metro Conference champion and Kethan Dahlberg was the runner-up. MPA had 7 individuals make the All-Conference and Honorable Mention teams. Here are their places of finish in yesterday’s competition. Girls: Ellie Hands                          3rd Place                               All-Conference Laura Nicholson                7th Place                               All-Conference Molly Gardner                   12th Place                             Honorable Mention Erin Quam                           13th Place                             Honorable Mention Boys: Nick Gardner                     1st Place                               All-Conference Kethan Dahlberg              2nd Place                               All-Conference Keith Loukas                      14th Place                             Honorable Mention Congratulations to MPA’s Nordic ski teams.

12th Annual Kreischer Holiday Basketball Tournament

12th Annual Kreischer Holiday Basketball Tournament • 2013-2014 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset             Friday, December 27th Game 1:  GBB  St. Croix Prep Academy vs St. Paul Academy 1:00pm Game 2:  BBB  PACT Charter vs Washington Technology 3:00pm Game 3:  GBB Mounds Park Academy vs Community of Peace 5:00pm Game 4:  BBB Mounds Park Academy vs Spectrum 7:00pm Saturday, December 28th Consolation Games Game 5:  GBB Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 3 @ 1:00pm Game 6:  BBB Loser of Game 2 vs Loser of Game 4 @ 3:00pm Championship Games Game 7:  GBB Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 3 @ 5:00pm Game 8:  BBB Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 4 @ 7:00pm

Mason Ferlic places 22nd at Nationals

Mason Ferlic (class of 2011) finished in 22nd place at the NCAA National Cross Country Championship to earn All American honors.

Mason led his Michigan team to 21st place. Here is a story about the race at the Michigan cross country web site and complete results.

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Boys Cross Country — 2nd Place at State

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From Cross Country Coach Dan Ethier:

State Championship

With 7 outstanding performances today, you earned 2nd place at the state championship! The state championship is a challenging event. Some very fine runners face the fast start and big pack and fall short. Each of you met that challenge. You did not all run your best times, but you did all run well. The 32 seconds between our 1st runner and our 5th runner was by far the smallest spread of any team in this race. Nick led our runners, earning all state honors with his 24th place finish. Kethan sprinted home only a few seconds later in 27th place. Logan had a side stitch, but finished with a long sprint in 36th place. Evan ran one of his better times of a year spent dealing with an injury. Nolan, in only his second cross country race, ran a personal record to finish 64th. Lukas ran a spectacular race, improving his best time by over 30 seconds, and earning 18th place on our all-time best list. Wow! John edged past his personal record. You should be proud of what you accomplished today. Many other teams were unable to put together enough good performances to be in the hunt. You all ran very well in a challenging situation. Congratulations! Complete results are at the MSHSL web site.

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