Minnesota high school running is experiencing something remarkable, and we are all witnesses to it. Records are falling, barriers are being broken, some of the most impressive teams in recent memory are working to create a legacy. Sure, history is made every season and at every State meet in the minds of all who see and experience it, but it is always a new history to those passionate enough to participate in and follow the sport. And when history unfolds before thousands of eyes on the campus of St. Olaf College on Saturday, November 3rd, it could be something that no one will soon forget.
|Class AA Boys||10:00 AM|
|Class AA Girls||11:00 AM|
|Class A Boys||1:00 PM|
|Class A Girls||2:00 PM|
It is remarkable to think about just how selective the opportunity to compete at the State Championships is. In the state of Minnesota in the fall of 2018, there were over 12,300 athletes in grades seven-through-twelve that competed in a high school 5K competition. Of that number, exactly 704 will receive the opportunity to run at St. Olaf this coming Saturday. Out of over 600 high school squads, there will be 64 full teams at the starting line when the gun goes off. Every single runner and every single squad has already achieved something very impressive, and they will receive a chance in four days to place an exclamation point on their seasons in one way or another. Welcome to the Minnesota State High School League State Cross Country Championships!
So without further ado, read on and check out our previews for the races this upcoming Saturday!