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Women’s cross country builds from the middle

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Macalester Women’s Cross Country team will run at the Tori Neubauer Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in their final meet before the MIAC Championship. As they head into the season’s most important juncture, the team is flying – or, more appropriately, running – high. They enter Saturday’s…

Yiech Pur Biel: From refugee to Olympian
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Yiech Pur Biel: From refugee to Olympian

It’s not everyday that an Olympian stops by to chat with Macalester athletes. However, this past Saturday was especially remarkable because the Olympian in question was Yiech Pur Biel, who competed this summer for the first Refugee Olympic Team at the Rio Games. In town for the American Refugee Committee’s annual gala, the 21 year…

Athletes in Action: Elizabete Romanovska runs the world
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Athletes in Action: Elizabete Romanovska runs the world

Macalester prides itself in its diversity with 91 countries represented in a student body of approximately 2000. Transitioning to Macalester and the United States comes with all sorts of challenges and differences, one of which is in sports. International students rarely participate in varsity sports at Macalester, in part because many schools overseas don’t have…

Star athletes achieve national ranks: Kimber Meyer, All-American
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Star athletes achieve national ranks: Kimber Meyer, All-American

The Macalester running program now has a two-time All-American and a MIAC champion, and she’s only a first-year. As if achieving All-American status in cross country this fall wasn’t satisfying enough, Kimber Meyer ’17 claimed the rank once again on March 15 at the Division III National Indoor Track Championship in Lincoln, Neb. Running a…