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Shilon, Phelps win Juneau's new Nifty Fifty course

...friendly group of people and are beyond welcoming to a ring in from Australia."Juneau-Douglas High School cross-country coach Merry Ellefson, 52, won the women's 25K in two hours and 12 seconds."My quads are killing me," Ellefson...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-10/shilon-phelps-win-juneaus-new-nifty-fi
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July 4 to feature Glenn Frick mile

...near Cycle Alaska and the Gold Creek Bridge at Egan Drive.The race was conceived by the Juneau-Douglas cross-country coaches."We have been inspired by Glenn Frick for decades," JDHS coaches Merry Ellefson and Tristan Knutson-Lombardo...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-03/july-4-feature-glenn-frick-mile
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Pure Sole: Why girls run

...be important in my life.To explain why I run I decided to ask girls and women why they run.Juneau-Douglas cross country coach Merry Ellefson-Carnes has dashed through, up and over a number of obstacles in her life and led many up-and-coming...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-21/why-girls-run
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Coaches come to Juneau to fight domestic violence

...added something that the coaches already knew: "You're much more than a basketball coach, or track coach or cross country coach. You're a life coach."Barrow High School football coach Brian Houston heard about Coaching Boys Into Men through...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-23/coaches-come-juneau-fight-domestic-viol
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Southeast Sports Roundup

...picked to finish second in the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association preseason regional ranking. Leading...Hawaii.Great Northwest Athletics Conference 2013 Cross Country Coaches' PollsMEN - 1. Alaska Anchorage; 2. Western...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-30/southeast-sports-roundup
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Hopi High in Ariz. becomes cross-country standout

...tables focuses more on ceremonies, going to the kiva and tending to the fields. When he was approached by the cross-country coach at NAU, Nuvayokva had no idea what Ron Mann meant when he said Nuvayokva was Division I material."I think it...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-01/hopi-high-ariz-becomes-cross-country-s
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Klondike race draws teams from Alaska, Canada

...whole spiritual component for me has always been really important in terms of connectivity."Ellefson, a Juneau cross-country coach, is sitting the Klondike out this year out to travel with her team to a different race. She ran her first Klondike...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-03/klondike-race-draws-teams-alaska-canad
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Southeast Sports

...finishing with a time of 16:27 for eighth place and helping the Seawolves (ranked ninth in the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association national preseason poll) defeat the Seasiders 16-57. Miller, a sophomore, was the seventh UAA...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-02/southeast-sports
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Men must become extra tough to stop violence against women

...actually getting involved in ending gender violence and promoting gender equality."Along with Casperson, JDHS cross country coaches Tristan Knutson-Lombardo and Merry Ellefsen have now partnered with Coaching Boys Into Men.JDHS cross-country...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-15/men-must-become-extra-tough-stop-violen
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U.A.A. News

...ORLEANS, Wash. - Alaska Anchorage senior Micah Chelimo and junior Susan Tanui were named the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association West Region Athletes of the Year on Wednesday. For the fourth straight year UAA was the recipient...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-11-11/uaa-news
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