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Eric Morken, Echo Press Alexandria's Jamie Piepenburg couldn't hold back her smile as she signed the paperwork in front of family and friends on Wednesday morning to officially become a member of the University of Minnesota track and cross country teams.

Signing day: Piepenburg heading to the U of M

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Alexandria's Jamie Piepenburg has run thousands of miles over the years to earn the opportunity she got on Wednesday morning.

The senior track and cross country star rewrote the record books at Jefferson High School and on the conference and section levels. Her coaches in Alexandria saw her drive to be special at an early age.

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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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