Local Athlete Running at KLAS Field

    Juneau-Douglas 2019 graduate Arne Ellefson-Carnes is shown running in his freshman year for St. Olaf College in Minnesota, in September of 2019. (Klas Stolpe)

    Juneau, Alaska - Juneau-Douglas 2019 graduate Arne Ellefson-Carnes, now running at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, will be competing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships today and Saturday.

      It is not often I get to write my own name IN a story instead of ON a story but he will run on KLAS FIELD. 

      The championships are at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. The university features a field, student center and cafeteria named after Robert and Alexandra Klas because they donated seven million dollars to Hamline for the facilities.

      So Ellefson-Carnes will run on the KLAS field track.

      I have run on the KLAS field track.

      I snuck onto the football field during a visit there, midday, and just had to experience my name in lights. Afterwards I had a snack at Klas Cafe in KLAS Center.

      So if you want to watch Arne Ellefson-Carnes run past the KLAS field sign 24 times in the Men’s 10,000 meters today at 2 p.m. then go to the following website: www.miacathletics.com and click on the MIAC Championships 2021 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship Preview banner. He also races in the 5,000 tomorrow.

      Above: The author is shown at KLAS FIELD at Hamline University, the site of this weeks Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships in which JDHS graduate Arne Ellefson-Carnes will compete. (Klas Stolpe)

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