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Chloe Haven to compete in 2 sports at UM-Morris

WABASSO — After having her senior track and field season wiped out because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wabasso senior Chloe Haven wanted to continue her running career in college.

Last week, Haven decided that she wanted to continue her running career with the University of Minnesota-Morris where she will compete in both cross-country and track and field.

“I’m super excited for it, especially after losing my last track season, it’s so nice to know that I have more time to compete in college,” she said.

She said that it was important for her to be able to have the chance to compete in both sports. Morris gave her that opportunity and she ran with it.

“It was definitely an important point,” she said. “Running is really important to me and I wanted to do it in college. There were other factors too, the campus is lovely and they’re just super sweet, too.”

She plans on majoring in Environmental Science. She qualified for the state cross-country meet last fall and finished 100th overall. She is a three-time All-Tomahawk Conference runner and one time honorable mention. She is the school record holder in both the 4,000-meters and the 5,000-meters. She is also a three-time all-conference academic member and one-time all-state academic member.

In track and field, she holds the school record for the 3,200-meter run and she was named all-conference three times. she’s a four-time section meet qualifier, a two-time section place-winner in the 3,200 and a place-winner in the 3,200-meter relay. She was also named academic all-conference three times.

For now, she’s just pacing herself to stay in shape for the fall cross-country season.

“Right now I’m trying to work up my mileage a little bit,” she said. “At the moment, I’m standing at about 30 miles a week, I know in college they kind of bump it up to about 40 or 50, so I’d love to work up to that, just doing a few distance runs and fast drills, that type of stuff.”

As for distance running, she’s always loved the challenge.

“It’s just really a mental sport, and I’ve always really liked that because in my brain, I think you can go faster,” she said. “It’s just fun to challenge yourself mentally.”

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