Forum photographer Mike Vosburg and myself spent Monday with the Smock-Thieschafer Olympic track story, which is about as good as it gets in track and field. Amanda Smock, a 2004 NDSU graduate, qualified for the Olympic Games in London by winning the triple jump at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.
We saw her work out at the track and field complex at Macalester College. We stopped in Melrose and talked with her mother, Beth Thieschafer, as well as other Melrosians. Look for these stories as the Games get closer. Anyway, Beth started a blog for the Melrose Beacon newspaper during the Trials and will continue it through the London Games.