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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.