(undated) -- The Quality Toyota/Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" Saturday segments include recent recognition of graduating senior Nolan Morical from the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Track and Field team.
Seniors Nolan Morical from the Alexandria Cardinal Boys' Track and Field team was honored as "Athlete of the Week" for the week ending May 28th, 2021. He was nominated for the honor by his Head Coach, Mike Empting.
Nolan joined KXRA Sports Director Dave McClurg following the Cardinals' home meet at Alexandria Area High School May 28th. Nolan emphasized the importance of utilizing the fitness center at Alexandria Area High School and how it has helped him as a track athlete and as a part of the Cardinal Football squad. During the four years he shined on the gridiron, Nolan became Alexandria's all-time leading rusher.
Alexandria placed second behind Moorhead during the home meet on May 28th. Nolan was pleased about how he and his teammates performed, plus he was excited about the large numbers of athletes that were competing against his team. Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, and ROCORI also competed against Alexandria during the meet.
Nolan capped off his sophomore season by being part of a Class AA State Champion 4-by-100 relay in 2019, and he shared remembrances of that experience with D-Mac. He also talked about the events that he feels he may have a chance of advancing through Section 8AA to qualify for this year's Minnesota State High School League Championships.
The conversation with Nolan Morical in the audio player below is just under six minutes in length. The interview originally aired on KXRA Radio Saturday morning, May 29th.
The "Athlete of the Week" conversations typically air between 9:45 and 10 a.m. Saturdays following the KXRA "Home Grown" radio program, which is hosted by Linda Kellerman. The Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" features are expected to continue through the final weekend in June.
The Cardinal "Athlete of the Week" radio feature is sponsored during the 2020-21 school year on 1490 AM/100.3 and 105.7 FM, KXRA by Quality Toyota of Fergus Falls.