2017 Athlete of the Year (Anthony Fryer)

Our athlete of the year for 2017 has put in a tremendous amount of work over the last couple of years and trained very consistently.  This year, he saw all the hard work begin to pay off.  He had PRs in at least 7 different races.  These included his first time breaking the 5:00 barrier in the mile and the 2:50 barrier in the marathon.  He was a key contributor to the Northstar USATF master’s mens team.  As part of his training group, I can personally tell you how consistently hard he works at every run and how he is always ready to help the rest of us in the group in any way he can.

2016 Athlete of the Year (Elaina Schellhaass)

Our athlete of the year for 216 had a year that was truly remarkable.  She raced a number of different distances and had at least 5 PRs, 7 Age Group Wins, 10 Top Ten race finished, 15 Age group top ten finishes, and 3 overall race wins.  Some of her accomplishments include completing her first Ironman triathlon at Madison, winning the Get Luck Half Marathon, and winning the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Las Vegas marathon.

2015 Athlete of the Year (Rob Economy)

 Rob had a tremendous year in 2015.  He proved to us that you can be one of the best runners in the state into your 50s.  He’s been through injuries and ups and down, but has always bounced back and is running stronger than ever.  His year included not one, but two marathons at 2:50 or faster.  He has some solid performances at distances from 5K all the way up to the marathon.