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By Erik Sandin
Photo courtesy of St. Croix Valley LumberjacksSt. Croix Lumberjacks athletes Kristina Fritz of Stillwater, top, and Austin Hackley of Mahtomedi, are strong candidates for track and field medals at the Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games at SAHS. One Cool Catfish: Chamber unveils ‘Channel Cat’ bridge project logo at open house St. Croix on rise – again Photo courtesy of St. Croix Valley LumberjacksSt. Croix Valley Lumberjacks team member Katelyn Thompson gets set before the start of a relay race at a previous meet. At the 2010 Special Olympics Nationals, Thompson won a gold medal in the running long jump and bronze medal as part of the 4×100 meter relay. She was also a member of the fourth-place Team USA women’s basketball team at the 2007 World Games in Shanghai, China. Thompson is a 2003 Stillwater Area High School graduate and full-time certified nursing assistant at Boutwells Landing.