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Henry Harper runs into the top five
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Henry Harper runs into the top five

Henry Harper ’20, from Oak Park, Illinois, is already a core member of the top seven of the men’s cross country team. He’s been running competitively for six years, but was exposed to the sport from a young age because his dad also ran cross country. “I like pushing myself, seeing what I’m capable of,…

Multi-talented Lydia Simpson
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Multi-talented Lydia Simpson

First-year cross country runner Lydia Simpson ’20 is a woman of many talents. In high school, she was student government president and treasurer in addition to running cross country and track, as well as swimming. Her senior year, she served as a captain of her track team. And this past weekend she ran her first…

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Molly Adams dominates in the midfield

The first-years on the Macalester women’s soccer team have already made a strong impact this season, chief among them Molly Adams ’20. A center midfielder, she was thrust into the starting role after Kelsey Porter ’18 went down with a knee injury. So far she has excelled while playing heavy minutes, including two complete games….

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Get served by Grace Brickner

The leaves are turning, add-drop is over, and yet the first-year athletes at Macalester are still relatively unknown. I sat down with Grace Brickner ’20, from Riverdale, New York, to discuss her experience playing for Mac Volleyball. Brickner told me that the season is going well, the team is good this year and everyone gets…