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2017 MINNESOTA MULTISPORT AWARDS – Today we are looking at possible female MASTER OF THE YEAR nominees. As with the men, there are a plethora of possibilities. The committee has narrowed the field to the following 11 athletes, four of whom will receive official nominations next week.

  • JENNIFER FITZHARRIS-FUNK, 42, Minneapolis (photo)

  •  - JFF reached the overall women's podium twice in 2017
  • DIANE HANKEE, 40, Lino Lakes 

  •  - Scorecard is highlighted by two outright wins and at least three masters records.
  • ANGELA KIDD, 40, Chanhassen

  •  - Excelled at 70.3.
  • CHRISTEL KIPPENHAN, 52, Bemidji - two-time MOY nominee

  •  - Christel finished her season with an overall women's win / masters' record at Superior Man 70.3.
    • JOELLEN KOHLMAN-PETRICK, 40, Fergus Falls

    • - Four starts, four podiums, including a win at Average Joe.
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    • CATHERINE LEE, 42, Minneapolis - 

    • - 2nd at New Bri and 4th at Hopkins Royal were highlights of Lee's season.
    • ANDREA MYERS. 41, Plymouth - 2016 MOY nominee

    • - Myers won two race in 2017.
    • JODY QUESNELL, 49, Arden Hills (photo R)

    • - Jody's scorecard features  2nds at Buffalo Sprint and Timberman Sprint, plus a 4th at Chisago Sprint
    • JULIA WEISBECKER, 51, Mendota Heights - 2016 MOY nominee...

    • - Resume boasts 2nds at Liberty Olympic and Square Lake,plus at MR at Superior Man Half IM.
  • AMY WOOLSEY, 52, Sauk Rapids - 

  • - Enjoyed her best season yet in 2017. Six AG wins in six starts, including an outright win (again!) at Chaine of Lakes.
  • CHERYL ZITUR, 52, Corcoran - three-time Minnesota MOY

  • - Her highlight was a win--her 4th--at Maple Grove Sprint

The official nominees in the category will be announced on MTN later this week. The MMAs will be presented on November 4 at Gear West Bike and Triathlon in Long Lake.

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