Former Mustangs wrap up decorated college careers


Alex Titterud

Laurisa Titterud

The Titterud sisters in action — Alex above and Laurisa below. Both are Mounds View High School graduates who recently completed their collegiate track careers at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Although they graduated from high school a year apart, Alex and Laurisa Titterud recently closed out their collegiate athletic careers at the same event. The sisters, who are Mounds View High School graduates, made one last appearance in an NCAA track and field championship meet in late May.

Running for the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Laurisa ran in the 800 meters at the Division III national meet while Alex was a member of the Blue Devils’ 4x100-meter relay. In their time at Stout, the duo competed at a national championship meet a combined nine times.

In addition to the slew of nationals appearances, they have also made their mark on the Stout record book. Laurisa leaves the women’s track and field program with seven school records while Alex has two.

Alex is the older of the two and she graduated from Mounds View in 2011. She ran two seasons at Stout before taking a year off from athletics to tend to a nagging back injury. She returned to competition in 2015 and wrapped up her career this spring.

Laurisa graduated from Mounds View in 2012 and competed four-straight years for the Blue Devils.

At the national meet back in May, neither was able to advance to the finals in her designated event but Alex did help set one last school record. Her 4x100-meter relay team ran 47.41 in the prelims at nationals to break the school record for the third time in 2016.

Laurisa’s last assault on the Stout record book came in mid-May when she broke her own school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.14. Her previous record time was 2:11.44.

Laurisa’s other school records are in the indoor 800 meters, the indoor 400 meters, the indoor and outdoor 4x400-meter relay, the indoor 4x200-meter relay and the indoor distance medley relay. In addition to the 4x100-meter, Alex also owns the school record in the indoor 4x200-meter relay.

After the 2016 season was completed, post-season team awards were handed out and both Titteruds picked up an honor. Laurisa was named the team’s most valuable track performer and Alex earned the Anchor Award.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

 

 

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