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Oregon’s Laura Roesler won 20 state track and field titles for Fargo South (far right) during her high school career. USA Today Sports photo

From Fargo South to Oregon, standout runner Laura Roesler has achieved ‘mythical status’

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FARGO - Dave Tack remembers the first time he saw Laura Roesler run:

She was a sixth-grader at a “fun run” meant to get kids excited about cross country.


Instead, the former Fargo South High School cross country coach left excited about Roesler.

“Laura was gritty and talented,” Tack said. “You could see that she had that specialness.”

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Eric Peterson
Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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