Zombie run deadline on Friday
Spring Creek Motocross will turn into a running venue on June 2 when the track will hold its first-ever 5K Zombie Obstacle Course Run.
The "zombies" run is a new trend in foot races. Runners will navigate a series of 12 obstacles throughout a 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line — all while avoiding zombies. At the end of this adventure race, runners will get to celebrate survival (or zombie transformation) with live entertainment and music, local celebrities, and food.
People interested in the event can register as a racer or as a zombie. Registration ends on Friday. Registration packages start at $77 for participants and include race shirt, admission to the Apocalypse Party, a medal signifying survival or zombie transformation and advanced training for the zombie apocalypse. Spectator and camping packages are also available.
Go to www.runforyourlives.com for more information on the race. The website also includes a video of what to expect during the race.
Ben Moenof Rochester is a member of the St. John's baseball team that has earned a Division III regional berth. Moen, a senior first baseman, is a John Marshall grad. He has appeared in 21 of 43 games and started 17 games. He is hitting .268 with four doubles and 6 RBI.
St. John's will play in the McMinnville (Ore.) Regional this Wednesday-Sunday. The Johnnies (29-14) open with top-seeded Concordia of Texas (36-9) in the double-elimination tourney on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The University of Minnesota women's rowing club finished in fifth place at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Indianapolis.
Freshman Ashley Finkof Rochester competed in the second novice eight race for the Gophers. Fink's novice eight squad placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships.
This marks the second straight year Minnesota has placed fifth in the conference meet. Michigan edged out Ohio State to win its fifth Big Ten title.
A trio of area players are planning on attending St. Thomas and playing women's basketball for the Tommies. Steph Heltof Lourdes, Courtney Pahlof Pine Island and Erica Tipckeof Goodhue will all join the team for the 2012-13 season.
The three players were all teammates for the Rochester Fury AAU team last summer. Helt led Lourdes in scoring her senior year, averaging 16.1 points a game. Pahl topped Pine Island with a 11.3 scoring average and Tipcke was second on Goodhue's scoring list with 15.6 points per contest.
St. Thomas is coming off a stellar season. The team finished third in the country in the Division III NCAA National Tournament.
KC Boldtof Red Wing is an assistant coach for the Valparaiso softball team that has earned its first-ever Division I NCAA Tournament bid. Valparaiso won the Horizon League championship and will compete in the Louisville (Ky.) Region.
Valparaiso will face host Louisville, ranked 15th in the nation, in the first round on Friday at 6 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.
Boldt played at Valparaiso from 2008-2011 and she graduated last year with a business management major. She has just completed her first year of graduate school and is getting her masters in Sports Administration.
Boldt set a single-season record for home runs with 11 while at Valparaiso, but the mark was broken this season. She stands sixth on the school's all-time home run list and is tied for first with 42 RBIs in a single season.
John Meyerof Rochester was a freshman infielder/pitcher for the Minnesota Duluth baseball team this spring. Meyer, a Century grad, appeared in 33 of the team's 51 games as an infielder and he made 28 starts. He also pitched in nine games.
Meyer batted .264 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, 18 runs scored and 14 RBIs. He pitched 10 1/3 innings and had a 1-0 record with a 5.91 ERA.
Josh Denisen,another Century grad, was a freshman outfielder for the Bulldogs. He did not see any action in varsity games this spring.
UMD finished the season 24-27.