Laura Roesler was out of town when the box with her Team USA gear arrived at her south Fargo home.
Her sister, Emily, got the first peek at the apparel.
Laura couldn’t wait to see the contents.
“I was like, ‘OK, just take everything out,’ ” said Laura Roesler, who was in Minneapolis at the time.
Laura Roesler is back to being a typical 16-year-old, starting a part-time job and having her wisdom teeth pulled.
The previous week and a half wasn’t as standard.
The Fargo South junior-to-be ran against soon-to-be three-time Olympian Hazel Clark in the 800 meters in front of 20,000 fans. Roesler posed for pictures with her idol Sanya Richards, the U.S. record holder in the women’s 400.
Four people with ties to this city are trying to make the U.S. Olympic track team.
Laura Roesler, who just completed her sophomore season at Fargo South High School, has dominated the North Dakota prep scene, winning 13 individual Class A girls state track titles. She will compete in the 800 meters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials which start Friday in Eugene, Ore.
Laura Hermanson, a junior at North Dakota State, also is to compete in the 800 meters.
Fargo South standout Laura Roesler has been named the 2007-08 Gatorade North Dakota Girls’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Roesler swept the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter runs at the state Class A track and field meet in Bismarck last month, giving her 13 individual titles through her sophomore year.
June 18, 2008
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