27 June 2012

Alumni Tracker: Ex-Tigers return for Dew Run

Carson Jones batting .348 for Dundas Dukes
A large contingent of notable former Tiger athletes were among the more than 500 walkers and runners who took part in the 33rd Dew Run held, Saturday, June 16, in conjunction with Farmington's Dew Days celebration.

2005 Oscar Lubke Award winner Ben Kampf who later ran for the University of Minnesota men's cross country and track teams, clocked 20:29 over the friendly four-mile course to win the race by 42 seconds.

2011 FHS male Athlete of the Year Carl Elmer, now a wrestler at St. Olaf College, placed 11th in the 336-runner four-mile field in 24:22. Sean Fitch, the 1996 Oscar Lubke Award winner and one of the leading rushers in Tiger football history, ranked 36th in 27:25.

1987 Tiger Female Athlete of the Year Julie (Bauer) Mogensen finished eighth in her age group and 2006 male Athlete of the Year Carson Jones and fiance' Heidi Donnelly ran the race together to win the unofficial couples division. 

1996 male co-Athlete of the Year Scott Holmes ran 6:05 in the one-mile race to finish 22nd overall in a 168-runner field.

It was a busy running couple of weeks for Kampf who saw his wife, Heather Kampf, a former Rosemount and University of Minnesota standout, finished seventh in the 800-meter run at the United States Olympic Trials held last week in Eugene, Oregon.

Jones, along with twin brother Tyler Jones are back playing amateur baseball for Dundas of the Cannon Valley League this summer. Carson is the second leading hitter (.348) for the Dukes who own a 14-7 record....Ex-Tiger Kyle Rains who went on to play baseball at Gustavus Adolphus College is playing summer ball for the Hampton Cardinals.

Former Tiger multi-sport athlete Jamie Steffen had another big season coaching the pole vaulters at Apple Valley High School. Three of Steffen's female vaulters competed at the Class AA state meet and two placed among the top four in the event...Ex-Tiger girls track coach Dick Daymont was an official at the state meet.

A pair of former Tigers, Sammy Schmitz and Jon Holmes, along with ex-FHS coaches Terry Holmes and Gerry Greupner cruised to an easy win in the Louie Schmitz Foundation best-ball fundraiser played last Friday at Fountain Valley.

Earlier in the week Schmitz, the defending  state amateur champion, lost in the round of 16 at the Minnesota Golf Association's (MGA) match-play state tournament...Former Tiger state meet golfer Greg Werner, now a member of the Minnesota State, Mankato team, recently qualified for the MGA Publinks Tournament.

Former Tiger three-sport athlete Bob Brownawell, a Doctor of Osteopathy, is currently serving a five-year surgery residency at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa...Ex-Tiger Ben Froehling who went on to play football at Wisconsin-Lacrosse will teach and coach sophomore football at Wayzata next fall...

Doug Dingman of the FHS Class of 1977 coached his Prior Lake team to a third place finish in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target State Tournament held recently in Alexandria...Zach Warweg of New Prague, son of Dave Warweg, another 1977 FHS grad, won the state individual shooting title.