Emily Covert Runs Again - And So Do Four Conferences

Weather: Cloudy with a slight chance of showers and a high of 50


Virtual Meet Projection: Hastings (30), South Saint Paul (50), Simley  (63)

Top Individuals: Eric Howd (Hastings, 16:37), Grant Dilla (Simley, 17:16), Nolan Myers (Hastings, 17:40), Gabriel Alvear (Simley, 17:42), Eli Winslow-brewer (South Saint Paul, 18:05)

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.


Virtual Meet Projection: South Saint Paul (26), Simley (43), Hastings (76)

Top Individuals: Linnea Urban (Hastings, 19:27), Nicole Kelly (South Saint Paul, 19:41), Amanda Kelly (South Saint Paul, 20:01), Sarah Anaya (Simley, 20:15), Tessa Laska (South Saint Paul, 20:24)

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)