Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fourteen Richfield male athletes were up for the scholarship honor.
Richfield High School's 2013 Tom Spooner Award winner is Duncan Pederson. Thirteen other senior male athletes were nominated for the award, including: Kevin Krohn, Danny Opitz, Andrew Allen, Kory Lommen, Corban Halbur, Nate Luttenegger, Cameron Dearing, Andy Peterson, Deshawn Jones, Adam Aldrich, Chandler Arredondo, Raheim Hampton and Alex Mendele. According to the district's website: The Tom Spooner Award is given annually by our school to the Best Male Student-Athlete at Richfield as chosen by our Head Coaches. Tom Spooner was a baseball player back in the late '50s and early 60's who died from Leukemia but was exemplary in his attitude on and off the field. In the minds of his family, friends and doctor, it was his fighting desire to …
Monday, March 18, 2013
A handful of other swimmers received local recognition from their team and coaches.
Richfield's Andy Peterson and Duncan Pederson were recently nominated for swimming and diving's Athlete of the Year award by the Minnesota Swim Coaches Association. According to Marc Hamren, head coach of the boys swim team, this is a major award in the high school swimming community. The following short biographys were sent to the coaches association by Hamren: Andy capped off his six year Richfield swimming career with a stellar senior season. Not a club swimmer, Andy takes most of the season to get in shape, then tapers like crazy. At state he was 2nd in the 200 IM, lowering the Spartan varsity record to 1:55.68. In addition, he already holds Richfield's back stroke record of 55.35 (set as a junior), and is part of each of our relay …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The qualifiers were led by 100 freestyle section champion Duncan Pederson.
Monday, February 25
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Richfield High School boys swimming coach Marc Hamren. The Richfield Spartan Swimmers qualified for state in 6 individual events and 2 relays. Spartan senior Duncan Pederson was on fire at Saturday's Section 2A swimming championships at the Richfield pool, winning the 100 freestyle. In the prelims, contested two days earlier on Thursday, he finished second to Monticello's Evan Lahr, who set the meet record at 48.65. Not to be outdone, Duncan turned up the heat in Saturday's final, winning the event and setting his own new meet record of 48.50! Duncan also finished second in the 200 freestyle with a new life-best time of 1:46.47. Duncan's performances qualify him for the state meet next …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Duncan like to listen to Notorious BIG or Ice Cube to get pumped up before games.
Editor's Note: Richfield Patch is running a series of occasional features that will highlight senior athletes at both Richfield High School and the Academy of Holy Angels. Look for more "Senior Spotlights" throughout the fall sports season. How would you describe yourself in three words or less? Relaxed. What is your favorite subject in school? U.S. History. Do you have a favorite sports memory that sticks out to you? Hitting game tying home run in the playoffs last summer. What song do you listen to before games/matches to get pumped up? Notorious BIG or Ice Cube. Do you play any other sports? Swimming and baseball. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? Fenway Park in Boston, MA. It is very historical and …