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Published June 23, 2011, 11:10 PM

Area athletes compete at US Track and Field Championships

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The best tracksters in the United States are gathered in Oregon this weekend as the USA Track Championships began this afternoon.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

North Dakota with plenty of representation, including former South standout Laura Roesler running in the 800.

Going against two former Bison runners Christine Schmaltz and Laura Janushefski. Roesler led for some part of the race, but Schmaltz ended up having the best time. All three qualified for the semis tomorrow. Schmaltz's time 2:03.52.

Bison assistant coach Rachel Longfors took 13th in the discus with a throw of 174 feet, 10 inches.

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