Weather: Cloudy with a slight chance of showers and a high of 50
The Skinny: The Simley Invite looks to be a good matchup with Hastings probably taking the win with 30 points in the projection. Eric Howd (Hastings) will probably win the individual as he has had a strong season so far. He had a 16:37 PR at the Red Wing Invite and he most recently ran a 16:39 at the Trinity Invite. Grant Dilla (Simley) has also had some good times in the 5K this season, with a PR of 17:16 at Trinity in the beginning of October. Hastings will likely finish with several of the top 10 spots in today's race.
The Skinny: South Saint Paul will likely have a comfortable win with a team score projection of 26 points at Tuesday's invite, as they will likely end up with a majority of their runners taking the top 10 spots in the race. Linnea Urban (Hastings) has had a great season with a win, and 4 top 5 finishes, and she recently had a PR of 19:27 at the Trinity Invite back on October 2nd. Nicole Kelly (SSP), recently placed third with a time of 19:41 at the Trinity Invite. Sarah Anaya (Simley) had a PR of 20:15 in the 5K back in September at the Rochester Mayo Invite and will likely be competing for a top-five finish on Tuesday.
(written by Austin Mielke)