One of the greatest runners to come from Perham High School's remarkable program Maddie Van Beek (formerly Maddie McClellan) remarkably didn't win the Section 8A championships until she was a senior in 2009, despite finishing in the top six at State each of the three previous years and already owning two of the top 11 times in the folowing list. But not only did she win her section championship in 2009, but she won State as well, and went on to win again in the 3200m that spring. She ultimately went on to have an All-American career at North Dakota State University, and is still competing, having become one of the best steeplechasers in America.
Check out all the other top performers in Section 8A since 1999!*
*Missing results from the year 2000