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|
|20:10.3||Waconia Run of the Lakes CC Invite||9/18/18||4th|
|20:28.5||Tri-City United Gerry Smith Invitational||9/6/18||19th|
|19:50.2||Maple Lake Invitational||8/31/18||1st|