Ten Class AA Boys Teams Running For Hardware In 2018


Rosemount is one of the most interesting teams entering the 2018 season with five of their scoring seven returning from last years eighth-place finish. This team is led by Luke Labatte who will be competing for the individual title after finishing third individually last season. Senior leadership will be the key to this team's success as four of their top returning runners will graduate in the spring of 2019. This team is like Sartell in that they are led by a strong front runner and will rely on the improvement of their depth (they have 12 runners returning who broke 17:45 last season) to carry them to a high finish. Danny Cox and Payne Freske had a good State Meet last year and carried that over into the track season; Elliott Nicholson will be the key to this team's success given how well he ran during cross country last year as a 9th grader.

Top 2017 Returners

1) Luke Labatte 2019 15:23.89
2) Payne Freske 2019 16:34.10
3) Danny Cox 2019 16:34.59
4) Elliott Nicholson 2021 16:41.21
5) Garrit Livingston 2020 17:04.83
Average Time: 16:27.72 Total Time: 1:22:18.62 1-5 Split: 1:40.94
6) Jack Labatte 2019 17:11.19
7) Pranav Vijay 2021 17:26.10