A large number of local runners competed in last weekend’s Grandma’s Marathon, including several who celebrated their recent graduation from Lakeville North High School by doing the race along the north shore of Lake Superior.
Elliot Bach, Jake Langenfeld, Dawson Ashley, Dexter Hein-Harrison, Courtney Loth, Elizabeth Swenson and Dakota Lopez were the 2019 Lakeville North graduates who ran the marathon. Also running was 2016 Lakeville North graduate Connor Bach, who placed 228th of more than 6,300 finishers in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 50 seconds. Connor Bach was 186th in the men’s division.
Edward Nordstrom of Eagan was 207th among men in 2:47:28 and fifth in the 45-49 age group.
Top local finisher among women was former Burnsville High School running and skiing star Vivian Hett, who was 219th in the division in 3:15:48.
Katy Jermann of Burnsville won the women’s division in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Jermann, 27, finished the 13.1-kilometer race in 1:10:27, 16 seconds faster than the runner-up.
Elizabeth Claybaugh of Eagan finished 54th in 1:27:36. Alexia Wilson of Eagan was 84th in 1:32:05.
Tyler Jermann, 26, of Burnsville was fourth in the men’s division in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, finishing in 1:03:31. He was among almost 7,500 men and women who completed the 13.1-kilometer race.
Trevor Capra of Lakeville was 25th in the men’s half marathon in 1:07:33. Rosemount’s Cody Sedbrook was 32nd in 1:08:41. Close to the top 100 were Riley Huffman of Eagan (104th), Eric Thies of Apple Valley (110th) and Kevin Zanker of Burnsville (113th).
What’s next for Tyus?
After four years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, former Apple Valley High School star Tyus Jones will experience NBA free agency for the first time this summer. His destination isn’t yet known, but one thing is certain: The Wolves can keep him if they want.
Minnesota extended a one-year qualifying offer to Jones, a restricted free agent. The offer was expected and does not prevent him from exploring the free-agent market. It gives Minnesota the right to match any offer Jones gets from another team.
The NBA free agency period begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. In most cases, free agents cannot sign new contracts before July 6, although they can talk with teams and come to verbal agreements in the interim.
Last year Jones averaged 22.9 minutes per game, a career high. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.8 assists and shot 41.5 percent. He made 31.7 percent of his three-pointers.
Baseball all-star series
The 45th Minnesota High School All-Star Baseball Series will take place this weekend in Chaska.
Six teams will play over two days at Chaska Athletic Park. Players from South Suburban Conference high schools will be on the Metro South team, which has pool-play games against Metro East at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and the South all-stars at 9 a.m. Saturday. Games for fifth, third and first places follow Saturday, with the championship game starting at approximately 7 p.m.