KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Like Father, Like Son for Dehavens

Bookmark and Share

Addison DeHaven knows what it takes to be a great runner....

"Work ethic.  You know, I think it's been proven multiple times that talent is helpful but it's not the only thing that you need."  Addison says.

....Because he's grown up with one.

"Kind of play this off as I'm sort of Mercury Morris, 72 Dolphins type of figure, and no matter what you do you won't be able to break those records!"  Rod says.

His father Rod is a former Olympian and holds several distance records that Addison will chase this spring.

"Competitive but very relaxed.  He's completely left how good I want to be up to myself.  I've never been pushed at all by him.  You know, I wish I had, a little bit more, because I think I'd be a little bit better right now."  Addison says.

"It's a playful little rivalry that we have.  But obviously records are made to be broken and he stands a very good chance to do them."  Rod says.

For Brookings coach Chris Gruenhagen, who ran for Rod at South Dakota State, it's like looking in a mirror.

"At times it's almost scary how similar they are and how they act.  Just their manurisms to watching them both run.  They kind of like to throw jabs at each other that, you know, I still got it son!  That records still mine until you take it from me!"  Gruenhagen says.

After his second state cross country title, it's clear the son is becoming his own man....

"I think he's already kind of established his own legacy.  He's done things at the high school level that I've never done."  Rod says

...Something Addison's not shy reminding Rod about..

"I was like, okay, I'm better than you now!  I'm the alpha male in the running house!"  Addison says.

In Brookings, Zach Borg, KDLT Sports.

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive

Birds dominated by Bisenius  story with video

The Canaries started their final home series by being dominated by the Lincoln Saltdogs ...

Garretson shuts out SFC girls in soccer  story with video

Mara VanDeberg scored the only goal of the game on a breakaway as Garretson beat SF ...

Warriors lose VB opener  story with video

Rochelle Ramharter had 13 kills bu the Washington Warriors dropped their season opener ...

Cassel excited to start for Vikings  story with video  Aug. 26

Joe Glenn excited for game at Oregon  story with video  Aug. 26

Kaufman in great position after big weekend in Canada  story with video  Aug. 26

Roosevelt Tabs Buus To Replace Taylor  story with video  Aug. 25

SOFTBALL-Roosevelt Sweeps Brookings, O'Gorman & Mitchell Split  story with video  Aug. 25

KDLT Sports Stories

Britton Man Dies In Cement Truck Crash

A Britton man died after the cement truck he was driving flipped ...

Joan Jett To Break-In PREMIER Center

At a press conference Tuesday, the City of Sioux ...

2 Injured In Car Vs. Bus Accident Near Inwood

Two people were injured in a car vs. school bus accident ...

Portion Of Downtown SF Building Collapses  Aug. 27

An Injured Bicyclist's Road To Recovery  story with video  Aug. 26

ESPN: "First Four" Could Come To SF  story with video  Aug. 26

Pro-Marijuana Group Planning State Fair Protest  Aug. 26

BPI Beef Plant Reopens  story with video  Aug. 26

KDLT News Archive
Back To Top