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Posted: May 20, 2016:  

Athletics: Twin Cities In Motion Names 2016 College Scholarship Winners

Waconia’s Carissa Dock and Holy Family’s Joe Esenther Earn $5,000 Scholarships

St. Paul, Minn. - May 19, 2016 - Twin Cities In Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has awarded Carissa Dock of Waconia High School and Joe Esenther of Holy Family Catholic High School its 2016 Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarships.

Dock and Esenther were chosen from a field of more than 120 applicants, based on the strength of their running accomplishments, academic performance, and community service. In addition, candidates were asked to write a personal essay. This year marks the 16th year that Twin Cities In Motion has awarded scholarships to the metro area’s most impressive male and female distance running scholar-athletes.

"It's an honor for Twin Cities In Motion to present scholarships to Carissa and Joe," Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "They stand out from a large, strong group of applicants with their remarkable talents and demonstrated commitment to the community. We are proud to invest in high school students in our community and support their hopes and dreams."

Dock set herself apart from TCM Scholarship nominees thanks to a 4.0 GPA, 510 hours of community service and volunteer work, and proven leadership skills as a team captain of her cross country and track and field teams. A talented dancer, she has performed in the Nutcracker with a professional dance company. Dock, an All-American track and field athlete at both USATF and AAU Junior Olympics, plans to attend the University of Minnesota and pursue degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish, with a goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Esenther distinguished himself among TCM Scholarship applicants thanks to a 3.8 GPA, more than 450 hours of community service and volunteer work, and proven leadership skills as a team captain of his cross country team. Fascinated by photography from the age of three, he is the cofounder of Midwestern Life Photography. Esenther, a three-time State Cross Country Meet qualifier, plans to major in Engineering and Photography at Montana State University.

Twin Cities In Motion has awarded more than $120,000 in college scholarships since the inception of the TCM College Scholarship Program. The Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarship Program is one of TCM’s community outreach initiatives that include the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a community-wide effort that inspires healthy lifestyles among children, and the High School Running Shoe Program, which provides running shoes to high school cross country and track athletes in need.

For more information on the Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarship program, visit

About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 annually with its charity partners. For more information, visit us at, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.

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