University of Minnesota Crookston's Paige Marek Has Successful Showing in American Polocrosse Association (APA) National Tournament

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marek_paige_09.jpg(Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston Hunt Seat Equestrian rider Paige Marek (Fr, St. Croix Falls, Wis.) competed in the American Polocrosse Association (APA) National Tournament last weekend taking second place. Marek's team lost in overtime by one point.

The tournament ended up having to be moved from Illinois to Defiance, Missouri due to rain. The conditions proved to be very cold. Yet, Marek was pleased with how things went. "The game was very well played and very competitive," says Marek. "It really could have gone either way. We are second in the nation and our team was made up of all midwestern players. While we didn't win, it is still a huge thing for us."

In April, Marek will begin practicing with the Women's Under 21 Polocrosse team for competition in the United Kingdom in 2011.

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).


Photo Caption: Paige Marek