Heath to speak at Fools Five Road Race

Winona native Garrett Heathwill be the feature speaker at this year's Fools Five Road Race.

The 34th annual running of the 8K and one-mile event will be held on April 1 at 1 p.m. in Lewiston.

Heath is a former nine-time All-American runner at Stanford, where he is now an assistant coach. Heath recently completed his bachelor and master's degrees at Stanford in management science and engineering and is currently working toward his PhD in the same field.

Heath also currently runs professionally. In 2008 he completed in United State Olympic Trials in the 1,500-meter run. Most recently he ran for the U.S. at the Indoor World Championships where he placed seventh and set an indoor personal best with a time of 3:39.25 in the 1,500.

In January of 2011 he ran a professional race and completed the mile in 3:55.27.


His younger brother, Elliott Heath, is currently a senior at Stanford. Elliott recently won his first NCAA indoor championship, winning the 3,000-meter run in 8:03.71. Minnesota's Ben Blankenship was second in the race.

The younger Heath might also be on hand at this year's Fools Five Road Race.

The entry fee is $10 for the 8K and $6 for the mile. The cost is $5 more the day of the race. Runners can register online at


Plainview-Elgin-Millville boys basketball fans might remember Jordair Jett. Jett was a guard for St. Bernard's and helped sink P-E-M in the Class AA state semifinals in 2009.

"He was tough," P-E-M coach Kirk Thompsonsaid. "It was a pretty wild game and we had our chances."

Jett is now a key reserve for the Saint Louis men's basketball team. Saint Louis was in the NCAA Tournament and beat Memphis in the West Regional opener before falling to top-seeded Michigan State 65-61 in the second round on Sunday.

Jett, a 6-1 sophomore guard, had a strong game off the bench with 10 points, six rebounds and three steals against Michigan State.


As a freshman at Saint Louis, Jett appeared in all 31 games and made 10 starts. He averaged 7.5 points, 2.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds a game. This season he appeared in 30 games off the bench and averaged 6.0 points, 2.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds.


Nick Dolsky, a 6-8, 220-pound right-handed pitcher from Apple Valley will be playing his third straight season for the Rochester Honkers this summer.

Last summer, Dolsky had a solid campaign with the Honkers, going 3-2 with one save and a 3.40 ERA. Dolsky made five starts and had 11 relief appearances. He was also a member of the North Division All-Star team.

Dolsky is currently pitching for Des Moines Area Community College. He has made four starts this season and is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA.


Rochester's Chris White, a diver for the St. Cloud State men's swimming and diving team, earned another honor at the NCAA Division II national meet in Mansfield, Texas.

White was a double national champion as he won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events for the Huskies. He set Division II national records in both events, scoring 556.8 points in the 1-meter event and 581.65 points in the 3-meter.


For his stellar effort which earned him All-American honors in each event, White was named Male Diver of the Year. St. Cloud State coach Tracy Torgersonalso captured Male Diving Coach of the Year honors.


Nebraska freshman Pat Kellyof Red Wing has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week in baseball.

Kelly, a shortstop, played in four of Nebraska's six games last week and hit .571 (8-for-14) with a triple and two home runs. The triple came with the bases loaded during a 9-5 win over No. 18 Cal.

Nebraska is currently 14-7. Kelly has appeared in 11 games, making nine starts. He leads the team with a .467 batting average and has two doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBIs.

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