2012 Feature Stories

Zach Perrin: Making Montana History Todd Grasley Apr 17, 2012

Running runs rampant in the Perrin household. Zach was born in sunny San Diego, and as  a youngster his family packed up and moved from Minnesota the land of 10,000 lakes, to the beautiful outdoors of Montana.  Zach is one of four children and says his parents introduced him to the running world when he was in the 4th grade.

Shawn Barber's aspirations rival his vaulting heights Stephen Mazzone Apr 16, 2012

Texas pole-vaulter Shawn Barber, a senior at Kingwood Park, didn’t become the nation’s best by accident.  The progression to his personal best of 17 feet, 8 inches, set at the beginning of March, was a steady process that first began six years ago on the family’s farm in New Mexico. (Photo by Don Rich)

Baynes Raises the Bar for the 2012 season Phil Grove Apr 5, 2012

In less than two years, the Wheeling Park, WV multisport star has gone from high jump first-timer to prized recruit of the most decorated collegiate track and field program. And according to his coach, you most likely haven’t seen anything yet. (Photo by Phil Grove)

Finn-tastic! Erin Finn ready to make her mark on the outdoor oval Stephen Mazzone Apr 2, 2012

After a grueling cross-country season where she won her first state title, placed second at the Foot Locker Nationals and competed in her first race overseas, Erin Finn was ready for a break. The Michigan runner, a junior at West Bloomfield High, just needed some time off from nearly five months of some hardcore training and racing. (Photo by Don Rich)