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Top Individuals: Luke Labatte (Rosemount, 15:38), Spencer Schultz (Rosemount, 15:58), Mark Biechler (Rosemount, 16:19), Trenton Allen (Eagan, 16:23), Jack Otterson (Lakeville South, 16:25), Nicholas Kartschoke (Prior Lake, 16:34), Noah Revels (Farmington, 16:40), Matsola Bein (Burnsville, 16:43), Bryant Ruff (Eastview, 16:43), Sam Moerbitz (Lakeville South, 16:47)
Top Individuals: Anna Fenske (Farmington, 18:07), Brianne Brewster (Lakeville South, 18:27), Lauren Peterson (Farmington, 18:49) Dani Follett-Dion (Rosemount, 19:19), Patty Jo English (Lakeville South, 19:21), Mallory Stach (Prior Lake, 19:25), Kaori Zeller (Lakeville North, 19:27), Jayda Becker (Shakopee, 19:29)
The Skinny: Though she's ranked 3rd in the State, the 2016 State champ Fenske is actually running better at this point in the season than she was last year, so she's the heavy favorite. Her teammate Peterson has somewhat struggled in 2017, but had a strong 18:49 effort at the Farmington Cowbell Classic, indicating she's back on track. 7th-ranked Brianne Brewster has had an extremely successful campaign, so she could contend as well. Farmington and Rosemount each received votes in the coaches poll, so it will also be interesting to see if Rosemount's depth can counter the Tigers' frontrunners, but watch out also for the Cougers of Lakeville South.