Friday, October 9, 2009


(Photos:: Cathy, Marnie, Kortney & Jan.)

Female Performance of the Year

The Minnesota MultisportAwards Selection Committee announces its nominees for 2009 Minnesota Female Performance of the Year.

*KORTNEY HAAG, 30, New Hope - PERFORMANCE: Her victory under the most inhospitable conditions--extremely windy and rainy--at Pigman Half.

* JAN GUENTHER, 50, Mound - PERFORMANCE: Her amateur victory at Ironman Wisconsin, where she finished 11 minutes in front of the 2nd fastest woman.

* MARNIE WALTH, 40, Bismarck, ND - PERFORMANCE: Walth's half IM debut at Chisago Lakes, where she was the women's amateur champion and 2nd woman overall. Her time was incredible: 4:23:46.

* CATHY YNDESTAD, 31, Apple Valley -- PERFORMANCE: Cathy's brilliant 1:36:16 at Heart of the Lakes lowered Becky Lavelle's 13-year-old amateur record by 42 seconds.

Other performances receiving serious consideration:

* Marlo McGaver's win over the deepest women's field ever assembled at the Apple Duathlon.
* Cathy Yndestad's 4th consecutive victory at Life Time Fitness Elite.
* Cathy Yndestad's 3rd place women's overall finish (1st - 30-34W) at USAT Nationals.

The MMA Selection Committee reserves the right to add nominations as they see fit.

The Minnesota Multisport Awards will be presented Academy Awards-style at Tri-Night '09 at St. Paul College on November 7. Will you be there? We hope so.