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Alexandria native Rosey Erickson jumps in the long jump during the NCAA Division I National track and field championships at the University of Oregon on May 11. Erickson finished 11th at the championships with a meet-best jump of 20-03. She also holds the school record at Kent State University in the outdoor long jump with a distance of 20-08. (Larry Lawson/Contributed)

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Kent State University track and field coach Phil Rickaby didn’t see the success coming that Alexandria’s Rosey Erickson has accomplished at the Division I level when he recruited her four years ago.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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