Emerging from one of the state's youngest high schools, Kya Phillips of Cristo Rey Jesuit earned an impressive state championship in the 400 last year, and is determined to stay relaxed and confident.
The versatile Tyl Woelber was All-State in four events last year, and has high goals in 2018. By the end of the year, he plans to hold school records in the long jump, high jump, triple jump, 300mh, 4x400, and 4x800.
One of the best jumpers in Minnesota history, Jodi Lipp is also a champion gymnast to go along with her nine All-State honors in track. Check out our latest interview with the St. Cloud Tech star!
Already a national runner-up in the pole vault and within an inch of Minnesota's All Time Record this season, Mounds View's Julia Fixsen is eager to remind us that she has other goals beyond vaulting.
Two-time State 400m qualifier Abner Moseti carries on a brotherly tradition of sprinting, but not in the shorter sprints as he first imagined.
Multi-time state champion Reid Pierzinski out of Pequot Lakes is without a doubt one of the best all-around track athletes in the state, despite only one fully-functioning kidney.
Lake City Junior Ethan Heitman had a long road ahead of him after a major knee surgery last September. But he's stronger because of it, he says, and read to pick up where the All-State jumper left off...
It didn't take long for Jordan football star Marlon Wiley to make an impact in a new sport, becoming a State Champion in just his first year of track as a sophomore. Wiley talks about how he got so good so soon...
Multi-sport star Cayle Hovland (she has also gone to State in tennis and basketball) continues a family tradition of being a beast thrower for Willmar high school, just like her mother and older sister...
Just a sophomore when he won his first State Championship, Eli Hylen tells us about some injuries he fought through and some tips that might help you might high jump as well as he does!
Mounds View's champion hurdler Joel Smith talks with us about some of his strategies and tips for running a great hurdle race, and he shares a little bit about himself too!
Defending Class AA 100m hurdle champion Shae Buchman of Rosemount took some time to talk with us about her past, present, and future in track, including a potential run at a State Record!
State Champion, All American, and part of one of the best teams in the nation, Wayzata senior Khalid Hussein has collected a lot of memories over the years to go along with his hardware.
Austin Streit finished 2017 strong with a 14th-place showing at the State Meet last month, and we recently chatted with the Mounds View junior about his season, his training, and (of course) his story...
Three-time State qualifier Ava Perez Erickson shares about her Spanish background and her career at Minnehaha Academy, including injury issues and a bizarre habit from her and her teammates.
Bemidji senior Sadie Hamrin bounced back after a difficult junior season to achieve All-State standing for the fourth time, but as good a runner as she is, her goals as a concert violinist are far higher...
Rochester Century senior Aly Welch has two All-State honors to her name, and she had a lot of great stuff to say in our interview with her. Check it all out here!
Out of a family of many athletes and no runners, Marshall junior Kaia Sueker only just started focusing on cross country this year as she discovered her love and talent for the sport. Check out our interview with her!
Senior Iliana Ramon was one of the key members of Fairmont's State Champion team from 2016, and is coming off her best race of her career with her 12th-place finish at State. Check out out interview with her!
Chanhassen's Torin Christianson finished 13th at the 2017 State Championships on Saturday, and today he answers few questions for us, including giving a rundown of the Section 2AA Championships...
Caitlin Covington of the historic Perham running program is about to compete in her ninth State Championship, and today she shares just how she grew into the runner she is now...
South Suburban Champion, Section 3AA Champion, and one of Minnesota's best, Rosemount junior Luke Labatte took some time to share some stories and experiences of his running past, present, and future.
Junior Olivia Schwintek just helped her White Bear Lake team qualify for State out of Section 4AA, and today she shares with us a little bit about herself and why she likes running in cold weather...
La Crescent's Matt Steiger, the returning State runner-up, is on his way to wrapping up a very impressive season in which he has yet to lose a race. Check out his thoughts on the season, as well as State 2016!
Newly-crowned Central Lakes Conference champion Keaton Gruber of Alexandria is making up for a lackluster track season by finishing in the top three in six of his seven races this fall.
Keiser Freetly of Lac qui Parle Valley takes a moment to share with us some of his thoughts on his season, his past, his teammates, and what has helped make him of of Class A's top runners.
Check out our latest interview with senior Sam Moerbitz of Lakeville South, who is a five-time State Meet competitor in track and XC.
Despite several injury setbacks and admitting to subpar summer training efforts, junior Christian Sterton of the talented (and new) Ada-Borup/Norman County West team has a great resume to build on.
Compared to the youthfulness of other elite runners in Class A, Austin Pacelli junior Kayla Christopherson is like the wise old sage, competing at State every year since 2013 and collecting four All-State honors.
Addison Stansbury is only in his second year of cross country, but he's already well on his may to etching his name on the prestigious walls of Stillwater history. Check out our interview with him!