NORTHFIELD — Paced by a pair of strong lead-run performances from five-time veterans Austyn Thier and Megan Sauer, the Adrian Dragons finished seventh Saturday afternoon in the team standings of the girls’ Class A state high school cross country meet at St. Olaf College. (via www.dglobe.com)
St. Cloud Cathedral boys and girls win Class A team championship titles. Clare Flanagan (The Blake School) and Bryon Schuldt (Nevis) take medalist honors - full results, photos and video footage to be posted soon.
Monticello girls and Stillwater boys win their respective team titles - Maria Hauger (Shakopee) and Josh Thorson (Wayzata) take medalist honors - full results, photos and video footage to be posted soon.
Nov. 1, 2011 Contact: Lisa Lissimore or Ellen Rajkowski / MSHSL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Cross Country Running Meet Two team champions return to defend 2010 titles; Three individual champions return Two team champions return this Saturday, Nov. 5, when the Minnesota State High School League’s 2011 State Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country Running Meet is conducted at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The Perham boys and Adrian girls are both in the hunt for their second consecutive titles in Class A. Three individual champions also return in search of more gold. Junior Marisa Shady of Esko claimed top honors in the Class A girls’ race last year, and junior Maria Hauger of Shakopee has won the past two years in Class AA. Senior Mubarik Musa of Worthington is the only male champion to return; he took the Class A crown in 2009 and will be competing in Class AA this year. The girls run a 4,000-meter course. The boys run a 5,000-meter course.
By John George | www.lakesareasports.com - Northfield, MN The Perham girls finished 10th at the Class A State Cross Country Meet. (John George photo) The Perham girls had 3 goals coming to the State Cross Country Meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Place higher than last year (12th), finish higher than their ranking (No. 12), and beat the Section 8A champs, Park Rapids. They did all three. The Lady Jackets finished in 10th place Saturday with a score of 227. The team they finished behind at the Section 8A Meet, Park Rapids, finished in a tie for 11th (247).
By John George | www.lakesareasports.com - Northfield, MN The Perham boys finished 2nd at the Class A State Cross Country Meet. (John George photo) For the 5th time in school history, the Perham boys cross country team finished in 2nd place at the Class A State Cross Country Meet in Northfield at St. Olaf College. Perham finished with 73 points, just one-point behind St. Cloud Cathedral for the State title.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - There was a moment of doubt in Shakopee junior Maria Haugers mind Saturday morning. (via TwinCities.com)
Defending champion Marisa Shady of Esko finished third in Saturday’s Minnesota Class A high school girls cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. (via www.duluthnewstribune.com)
Shakopee junior Maria Hauger started her day with bed bugs. At least 20 of them. And every one made her smile. Hauger -- her nickname is Bug -- came back from the shower to find ladybug-shaped sticky notes on her bed. Written on each were words of praise and encouragement, courtesy of her mother. (via www.startribune.com)
Macon, Trost are runners-up at state cross country - The Post-Bulletin is Rochester and South East, Minnesota's number one local news, sports, weather, entertainment and business source. (via PostBulletin.com)
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Stillwater boys cross country coach Scott Christensen admits that going out for his team isn't for just any runner. (via TwinCities.com)
Class A Girls 2011 State Champion Clare Flanagan (Blake)
The Esko girls seek their first team title since 1980 in Saturday’s Minnesota Class A high school cross country championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. (via www.duluthnewstribune.com)
2011 Class A Boys CC State Champion Bryon Schuldt (Nevis)
NORTHFIELD — A season-long goal for 25 area high school cross country runners will be realized Saturday afternoon on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield as they will be part of the 2011 Class A state cross country meet. (via www.dglobe.com)
2011 Class AA Boys State Runner Up Riley Macon (Rochester Mayo)
Undefeated senior Jamie Piepenburg will be racing in her final high school meet on Saturday as she and her Cardinal teammates head for the State Class AA cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield. By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press (via www.echopress.com)
In a battle between the two best runners in the state, the Card senior proved up to the challenge (via www.echopress.com)
(Photo courtesy of Kimm Anderson) NORTHFIELD - Elena Danielson delivered an inspiring message to her teammates on the St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team earlier in the week. (via St. Cloud TIMES)
Recap of the 2011 Minnesota State High School Cross-Country Championships, Boys Class A race.
(Photo courtesy of Kimm Anderson) Cathedral gets nod vs. Perham in a tight meet (via St. Cloud TIMES)
Minnesota State AA 11/5/11 at St. Olaf
Recap of the 2011 Minnesota State High School Cross-Country Championships, Girls Class A race.
Crusader girls, boys both ranked No. 1 entering state meet (via St. Cloud TIMES)
2011 Class AA Girls Runner Up Jamie Piepenburg (Alexandria)
Jenna Truedson 3rd 14:23.9
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