Huge Day Of Racing Consists Of Twenty Meets


Location: Meadow Greens Golf Course, Austin

Weather: 60 degrees, 85% chance of rain

Top Individuals: Carter Briggs (Winona, 16:07), Colten Brand (Winona, 16:08), Meti Omod (Austin, 16:16), Henry Hinchcliffe (Austin, 16:27), Cody Peterson (Winona, 16:34)

The Skinny: Look for Carter Briggs and Colten Brand to run the oft-ranked Winona team to a win at Austin, and get back in the top twelve after recently falling just out. Not too far behind in a close race for second looks to be fellow Big 9 rivals Austin and Albert Lea, who are separated by just 4 points in the projections. On the individual side look for a close race between the previously mentioned Briggs and Brand, but also Meti Omod of Austin. All three runners set a season PR last week at Owatonna, with the three runners coming in second, third, and fourth in that race.


Virtual Meet ProjectionWinona (54), Stewartville (59), Austin (63), Lake City (75)

Top Individuals: Abigail Lewis (Austin, 18:53), Kailee Malone (Stewartville, 19:04), Anni Skillicorn (Winona, 19:13), Jacey Majerus (Lake City, 19:21)

The Skinny: Projected to be a very close meet between Winona, Austin, and fourth and seventh ranked girls Class A teams in Stewartville and Lake City. Though projected to be in fourth place, Lake City also won the Swain Meet just days ago even while not having a full lineup (one of their runners sat out with an injury), so they can't be counted out. On the individual side, look for Abigail Lewis to take this one as she has a 11 second advantage with her season PR over the rest of the field, and has been having her best season as a senior. Don't discount 12th-ranked Kailee Malone of Stewartville whose lifetime PR is only five seconds slower than Lewis'.

(written by Ryan Kotajarvi)