Ex two-time API XC champ Strandemo closes HS career in ND an 800 champ

Anybody remember Madelina Strandemo, the former Hong Kong International School distance star who twice won the Asia-Pacific Invitational cross-country 3.1-milers on Guam? Played point guard for the Dragons in two HKIS Holiday Basketball Tournaments against Kubasaki, Kadena and Yokota in 2009 and 2010. She's now a senior and last Saturday closed her high school track career by winning the North Dakota state gold medal in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 17.34 seconds (two seconds ahead of the Pacific record). Check out the race here. She'll run track and cross country for the University of Minnesota, said her father, Guy Strandemo of the U.S. State Department.

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Ornauer on AFN


Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer talks about the Pacific sports scene on AFN Radio. (Click on right arrow to play file.)


March 31: Dave Ornauer highlights Far East soccer between Nile C. Kinnick and Matthew C. Perry and talks a little about track, baseball and softball.

March 21: Dave Ornauer talks about last weekends track meet, where a Yokota runner almost beat a Pacific record and highlights a couple Far East baseball and soccer games.

March 14: Spring has sprung and Dave Ornauer is in full bloom over DODDS Pacific baseball, softball, soccer and track teams.