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The Human and Sport Performance Lab (HSPL) in the School of Kinesiology has given researchers the opportunity to understand movement and development in respect to exercise. The lab is open to the public and currently includes participation from some extraordinary athletes, including Jessie Diggins (Nordic Skier) and Steven Hartman (speed skating).

Diggins, a native of Afton, Minn., has dreamt of being part of the United States Olympic team her whole life. Her inspiring story was described in a recent Star Tribune article, "For Olympic-hopeful skier Diggins, it's about the journey."

Hartman, a senior at Cretin-Derham High school in Roseville, Minn., is making a name in speed skating. He plans to participate in the 2018 Olympic Games and was also featured in the Star Tribune this month, in a piece titled, "Falcon Heights skater Steven Hartman loves the thrill of ice and speed." Dr. Stacy Ingraham, lecturer in the School Kinesiology and director of HSPL, is mentioned in this article, praising Hartman for his skill and work ethic.

Diggins and Hatman aren't the only competitive and exceptional athletes that come to the School of Kinesiology's labs; other members of the Olympic speed skating team have been tested at HSPL. More information about the Human Sport and Performance Laboratory can be found here, including information about performance testing and consultation services.

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