Congratulations to senior Faysal Mahmoud, who finished his cross country career by placing eighth at the Class AA state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 1. He finished with a time of 15:40.1, the best time he's had at a state meet.
Mahmoud has been named a semi-finalist in the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week competition. The ASPIRE Beverage Company recognizes and rewards top-performing high school student-athletes in Minnesota with a selection criteria that honors “greatness” demonstrated in four areas:
3. Community involvement
4. Upstanding character and leadership qualities
The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program will run throughout the entire school year and seeks to recognize the incredible accomplishments of well-rounded high school individuals. Each week, five semi-finalists are selected by a committee. One finalist is determined by online voting that is open to the public from 10am on Sundays to 10am on Wednesdays. The semi-finalists and finalists will be featured on This Week in High School Sports radio program on ESPN1500 (KSTP) on Saturdays at 1PM and Game On TV program on FOX My29 (WFTC) on Sundays at 10AM. They will also be featured on a network of local online news and social media sites.