Ten Class A Boys Teams With Shots At Winning In 2018


You cannot talk about GNK without talking about Geno Uhrbom. There is no single runner in Class A, nor has there been in a long time, who is more exciting than Geno Uhrbom. One of the best freshman in the nation and the third-place finisher at state a year ago, Uhrbom spearheaded yet another young, talented squad that had been ranked highly all season, even in spite of Uhrbom finishing well over a minute ahead of GNK's typical number-two runner Greg Peterson. But while the graduation of Cody Staydohar really hurts by pushing GNK's returning 1-5 spread up to an almost-staggering three minutes, Peterson has been showing great and consistent growth the past two years (he is coming off of running 10:05 in the 3200m last track season) and could be on the verge of breaking out into being one of the state's best number-two runners. If he does that, it won't take a whole lot of improvement from the rest of GNK's squad to push for an even higher finish at state than their seventh-place spot in 2017.

Top 2017 Returners

1) Geno Uhrbom 2021 15:36.94
2) Greg Peterson 2020 17:03.40
3) Spencer Engel 2020 17:23.10
4) Daniel Olson 2022 17:47.40
5) Dylan Dechampeau 2020 18:35.90
Average Time: 17:17.35 Total Time: 1:26:26.74 1-5 Split: 2:58.96
6) Terrence Palkki 2019 18:52.20
7) Ryan Olson 2020 18:54.40