Bloomington Jefferson Senior Alyssa Lind may not (yet) have run any open events at State, but has been an integral member of very successful relays for her team.
Saint Francis senior Genuine Matthews knows the power of setting goals, and has many ambitious ones for himself in 2017 that may include a trip into the record books.
Senior Zac Miller has enjoyed the opportunity not only to run with perennial powerhouse Edina High School, but also with the prestigious team from Chaska High School as well.
Some might know North Branch senior Rhianna Rinke due to her many State Championships and Elite Meet appearances, but did you also know that she was named after a song?
John Schwinghamer is the third of Mora's talented senior trio in our interview series, and he is looking to make up for some disappointments in past seasons with a strong final year of high school track.
Coming off an individual Class AA championship in cross country last fall, Edina senior Patrick Roos has very ambitious goals to cap off his high school career this spring, and doubt only serves to fuel him more.
Michael Mitchell of The Blake School is a six-time qualifier for the State XC championships, and a two-time top-ten finisher, but must first must get fully healthy to finish his high school career strong.
As one-third of the finest hurdling trio of any team in the State, Edina senior Abdihafid Sahal is not only battling for an individual state championship, but also possession of a school record in that event.
Matthew Van Eps had already established himself as an All-State sprinter, but last fall also showed off his distance skills by finishing 11th in the Class A Cross Country Championships as a senior rookie.
Elk River senior Christopher Udalla returns as possibly Minnsota's best all-around jumper, in addition to a talented sprinter, but did you also know he is a self-taught gymnast?
Jessa Hanson served as one of Willmar's three-headed senior monster that helped carry Willmar to national success last fall, and hopes her running career still has a ways to go.
St. Francis senior Amanda Anderson had some of the biggest shoes to fill after being the self-picked successor to Maggie Ewen, but has filled them very well by becoming a champion thrower herself.
Molly Reighard has served as the anchor for two champion relays from Waconia and has a lot of individual success as well, being one of Minnesota's top returners in four events.
While an injury set her back during cross country last fall, Spring Lake Park's Riley Mcginnity is ready to return strong in track as the defending Section 5AA champion in both the 1600 and 3200.
She is the fastest female 400 runner in Minnesota high school history, and the two-time defending Class AA champion, and Honour Finley still has one more season to add to her legacy.
Anna Donnay from Eden Valley-Watkins finished her High School cross country career on a high note with an career-best race at the NXN Regional last fall (Photo from Images by Marguerite)
Staples-Motley's Millie Klefsaas won a rare double in the 100 hurdles and pole vault at the 2016 State Meet, including setting the Class A record with a 12-foot vault. She hopes more records fall in 2017.
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The Mora High School cross country team last fall may have entered the meet as underdogs, but they pulled through to achieve their third team title in a row, and Alec Sanbeck was a key member for all three.
Mounds View sophomore Julia Fixsen has already soared to rare heights for Minnesota high school girls, and as the Class AA runner up in both pole vault and high jump, she could be on the brink of history.
Rosemount's Trevor Otterdahl has big goals for this spring when it comes to hurling heavy objects, not the least of which is to continue what might very well become a family dynasty.
Only a sophomore in 2016, Mounds View's Calvin Ciganik is already a State Champion, and possibly on the verge of becoming Minnesota's best high school boy vaulter ever.
As only a freshman last year, Rosemount's Lexy Berger won her section in both the high jump and pole vault. Now one of the state's top returners in both events, she hopes to fly even higher.
At 14.40, Dassel-Cokato's Peter Asplin comes into the spring with the fastest time of any returning 110 meter hurdler, and hopes to propel himself toward a State Championship.
Montevideo's Kurt TeBeest is the reigning Class A state champion in the mile, as well as the fastest returning 800 runner. Could the double-title be in the cards for him this spring?
Eagan junior Natalie Windels has competed at the State Championships every years since 7th grade, and looks to keep that streak alive amidst challenging competition in the hurdles this year.
St. Michael-Albertville's Anna Keefer is on the brink of history after jumping 19'10.5" last year at a summer AAU competition. Could she be the first Minnesota high school girl ever to break 20 feet?
Between buzzer-beating heroics and a long, stellar running career in both of Minnesota's classes, you won't find Waseca's Cole Streich in anybody's shadow.
Reed Kurak made an immediate impact upon abandoning soccer for Centennial's cross country program, and after three All State honors and several school records, hopes to finish his career with a State title.