2017 Minnesota XC Athlete Interviews

The Lessons Of Olivia Schwintek Bill Peyton Oct 28, 2017

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...

Matt Steiger Shares His Strategies Bill Peyton Oct 19, 2017

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! 

Go Win! - An Interview Bill Peyton Sep 13, 2017

Hunter Gowin is only in his second year of cross country for Breckenridge/Wahpeton (the only interstate XC co-op in Minnesota), but he already has a State appearance under his belt, and is eager for more.

Run Like Regan - An Interview Bill Peyton Sep 10, 2017

Regan Duffy might be the state's best runner/skier, but while both have always been a part of her life, she didn't discover her driving passion for either until she discovered the tranquility of forest trails.

Good Luck Charlie - An Interview Bill Peyton Sep 2, 2017

Forest Lake junior Charlie Babcock is out to lead his team and teammates back to State this fall, and with a focus on speed incorporated into his training, he feels prepared to do that.

Which Whicher - An Interview Bill Peyton Aug 30, 2017

Senior Sophie Whicher of Minnetonka is undoubtedly one of the biggest names to watch this XC season, thanks in no small part to her five All-State honors and her top-5 finish at State in 2016.

The Half-Miler - An Interview Bill Peyton Aug 21, 2017

In addition to being a key contributor to Minnetonka's podium finish at State last fall, senior Libby Halbmaier is helping to carry on a long and treasured legacy of success in the 800 meter run.