The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Elizabeth Tuttle practices for her next meet by leaping over the hurdles. Last year, Elizabeth qualified for state after she finished in second place in the 100m and the 300m hurdles.

There is no “I” in Track

Peter Lipinsky, Staff Writer May 6, 2024
Spartans Track and Field emphasizes being a good teammate rather than being great individually.
[SPARTANS MIC’D UP] Triple Jump with junior Julia Taylor

[SPARTANS MIC’D UP] Triple Jump with junior Julia Taylor

Rita Li, Creative Design Manager April 25, 2024
Hop, step and jump. Join junior Julia Taylor as she takes a Go-Pro on the runway and sandpit on what it like to triple jump in track and field. Exploring various events like short distance running and jumping, Taylor has been on the team since fifth grade.
STRIDE. The track and field team practices their different stride styles. Many athletes run different distances, but starting early and practicing a diverse set of running styles sets the athletes up for success in any event. “If you start your good habits early you are less likely to be injured due to poor form,” captain Bridget Keel said.

Track and field captains’ practices bring team together

Clara Ann Bagnoli, The Rubicon March 9, 2024
Captain's practices occur after school at 3:30 p.m. every day, offering time for team bonding and season preparation.
KEEP BREATHING. Sophomore Oliver Thompson uses every last breath and pump of his arms to make it across the finish line before his fellow runners.

Track season takes off with first meet of the year

Eliana Mann and Thomas Chen April 12, 2023
“It was the first race of the season. It could have gone better, but it’s only up from here.”
AN ACCELERATING ATHENA. Soccer captain Naomi Straub strides towards the net to take a shot.

Naomi Straub named 2022 Athena winner

Carys Hardy, RubicOnline April 29, 2022
Senior Naomi Straub is both a tri-sport athlete and a captain for each team.
Insley Graupman lands her long jump.

[10 QUESTIONS] Graupman racks her love for Track and Field

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline May 1, 2021
Junior Insley Graupman talks about her love for Track and Field and her goals for the season.
This is what SPAs spring sports usually look like. All photos featured can be found hyperlinked stories.

Spring sports postponed until further notice

Elizabeth Trevathan, RubicOnline April 16, 2020
While the current stay at home order expires May 4, spring sports hang in the balance.
Senior Eliza Reedy and sophomore Isabel Isabel Toghramadjian halfway through their 1600m race.

[PHOTO STORY] Track and Field Team sprints into a successful competition season

Henry Burkhardt, Photographer May 5, 2019

  The Track and Field team had a successful meet last Thursday at Blake where they won the boys 4x400 relay and placed second in the girls 4x800 relay. Their next meet is on Tuesday at St....

Track coach Kellan Minter works with a member of the boys track team in the early part of the season. Minter hopes he can be the same good influence on his team that his coaches were on him.
 “I learned more from [my coaches] about being a good person than I did about sports in general,” he said.

Minter strives pay it forward as a coach

Maren Ostrem, Staff Writer May 10, 2018
Minter believes that a good coach is key to a good experience on a team. “I had a lot of really good coaches in high school and just growing up in general,” Minter said.
Ninth grader Rashmi Raveendran jumps a hurdle. Raveendran, Becca Richman, Sara Browne, and Olivia Lagos finished 2nd place in the 4x400m relay.

First track meet brings success

Jennifer Ries, Staff Writer April 7, 2018
The varsity track team had their first meet on Apr. 7 at the U of M Field House.
Runners begin their warm-up at practice.

Take an inside look at the track and field team

Quinn Christensen and Melissa Nie April 21, 2017
Track offers athletic skill that can be used for a lifetime.
Despite large numbers, large team leadership strives for inclusivity

Despite large numbers, large team leadership strives for inclusivity

Andrew Johnson, The Rubicon Editor November 7, 2016
Track member Matt Jaeger, cross country runner Kyle Ziemer, and volleyball player Blythe Rients reflect on their large team dynamics.
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