Mayo Open cross country Thursday

The annual Mayo Open High School Cross Country meet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eastwood Golf Course. The 5K run starts at 6 p.m.

The course is the same used by the Mayo Invitational, which will be held earlier that day.

There are no entry fees or awards for the race, which is sponsored by the Rochester Track Club.

For further informtion, contact race director Steve DeBoer at 288-0480 or deboer.stpehen@mayo. edu.

Stride for Fitness


The 21st annual Stride for Fitness 10K, 5K and 3K walk will be held Sept. 20, starting and finishing at Olmsted Medical Hospital.

Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. The 5K starts at 8:45, the 10K at 8:55 and the 3K at 9:05.

The course is a 5K loop, mostly on blacktop.

Pre-registration is $13 through Saturday. After that it is $18, and includes a long-sleeve T-shirt. There is no entry fee for the walk, but a T-shirt can be purchased for $10.

Awards will be given to the top three overall winners and top three finishers in each of the seven age divisions.

For further information, contact race director Greg Hagen at 287-2788 or

Rogues lose opener

The Rochester Rogues rugby team was beaten 33-7 at Thunder Bay on Saturday.


The Rogues' only score came on a touchdown from Nick Klosterman and a two-point conversion by Marley Ayres. Rochester players Simon Gibbons and Emerson were injured and the team used all its replacements.

The Rogues will travel to the National Sports Center in Blaine Saturday for an all-Minnesota tournament and a game against St. Cloud.

Anyone interested in trying out for the Rogues can attend a practice on Tuesdays at East Park, or call 536-0321 or e-mail

Swimming the English Channel

Vince Herring will present his experiences in swimming the English Channel over and back on a relay team during a free fitness lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Courtside Room of the Rochester Athletic Club.

Herring is a veteran long-distance swimmer and will talk about the different challenges while swimming in the open water.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hole in one


Karen Loftus of Rochester aced the 130-yard third hole Monday at Northern Hills, using a 5-wood. Witnesses were John Loftus, Marv Carlson and Frank Wicklein.

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