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6 June 2008

Robin Iron Shield
Robin Iron Shield

BISMARCK (UTN) Standing Rock Cross Country runner Robin Iron Shield has signed a letter of intent to attend United Tribes Technical College and run for the Thunderbirds in 2008.

      Iron Shield, 19, a graduate of Solon High School, Solon, ND, finished sixth in the Class B division of the North Dakota High School Cross Country meet.

      He is the son of Adrian Iron Shield and Wanda Stretches, Cannonball, ND.

      "He's a runner of natural ability," said Scott Davis, newly appointed UTTC Cross Country coach.

      Iron Shield finished third in the Class B two-mile run of the North Dakota State High School Track meet with a time of 9:48. He won the 10K run of the Thunderbird Half-Marathon in 2007.

      The NJCAA Cross Country season begins August 1. Collegiate rules prohibit Iron Shield from official competition in the 2008 Thunderbird Half-Marathon set for Thursday, August 21 at United Tribes in Bismarck.

UTTC Cross Country Schedule
      September 5: Minot State Invitational; Minot, ND
      September 12: Roy Pynn Invitational; Grand Forks, ND
      September 27: Roy Griak Invitational; Minneapolis, MN
      October 3: Jimmie Invitational; Jamestown, ND
      October 10: Concordia Invitational; Moorhead, MN
      November 8: NJCAA Division 1 National Championship; Spartanburg, SC


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