Minnesota Class A Girls Pre-Season Individual Watch List

Gracie Mallak is an intriguing prospect coming into the season. The senior has reached the XC State Meet each of the last three seasons and improved her PR and placement along the way to take 11th place last fall. Though Mallak has only gone under the 19-minute mark only once (18:49.25 in 2017) in her career, she has improved her her placement at state by over ten spots from her first year. For Mallak the path to XC State through section 5A is pretty wide open behind defending champ, Maddie Kelly, so gaining her fourth consecutive berth seems reasonable. What we've seen of her ascent upward at State makes her someone to keep an eye on from the start this fall.

2018 XC Results

19:08.7 MSHSL State Cross Country Championships 11/3/18 11th
19:22.1 MSHSL Section 5A Championships 10/25/18 2nd
19:01.1 Central Minnesota Conference Meet 10/16/18 1st
20:41.1 Royalton Invite 10/9/18 1st
20:23.3 Litchfield Invite 10/4/18 17th
21:13.4 Dassel-Cokato Invitational 9/25/18 3rd
20:10.3 Waconia Run of the Lakes CC Invite 9/18/18 4th
21:25.4 Mora Invite 9/11/18 11th
20:28.5 Tri-City United Gerry Smith Invitational 9/6/18 19th
19:50.2 Maple Lake Invitational 8/31/18 1st