PREVIEW: 10 Class AA Girls Who Are Gunning For A State Title

Anna Fenske (Farmington, Fr)

There's really no analysis necessary: Fenske won State last year as an 8th grader. 8 days later, she would run 17:00 at NXN Heartland to advance to Nike Nationals, where she would go on to earn All-American honors. Sure, she only got 3rd at the State 3200, but on grass, the rising frosh is clearly the one to beat. Last year's victory came in a landslide, as she won by 36.4 seconds. And though she didn't win the 3200 crown, she was victorious in the 1600, running 4:55.20. Even if anyone is near Fenske by the end of the race, she's still a good bet for the win with that speed. It's unfortunate that star runner Grace Ping will compete in single A after returning to MN this year, as we won't get to see these two freshman phenoms match up for the State title.

2016 XC Results:

Time Meet Date Place
18:06.0 Nike Cross Nationals 3-Dec-16 22nd
17:00.4 Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional 13-Nov-16 3rd
17:41.8 MSHSL State Cross Country Championships 5-Nov-16 1st
17:12.6 MSHSL Section 1AA Championship 27-Oct-16 1st
18:25.5 South Suburban Conference Championship 11-Oct-16 1st
18:13.3 Victoria Lions Invitational 4-Oct-16 1st
19:40.8 Roy Griak Invitational 24-Sep-16 15th
18:26.2 Lakeville Applejack Invitaitonal 17-Sep-16 1st
18:23.7 Faribault Invitational 9-Sep-16 1st