Minnesota Class A Girls Pre-Season Individual Watch List

The departure of the Ping family and migration of Tierney Wolfgram to class AA will improve the prospects of many girls in class A this fall. None more so than Morgan Gehl. During 2018-19 only those three names appeared above Gehl in an XC or track race held in the state of Minnesota in class A competition. She posted third place State Meet results in the 1600, 3200 and cross country last year. Her respective PRs of 5:02.18, 10:58.17 and 17:43.90 are the top returning times in all three events. She will have challengers but Gehl should be at the top of considerations for XC this fall and her results speak to her potential as Minnesota's fastest junior. She is also one to watch at the Heartland regional as one of the top returners with a real shot at NXN.

2018 XC Results

17:43.9 Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional 11/11/18 8th
17:53.9 MSHSL State Cross Country Championships 11/3/18 3rd
17:48.0 MSHSL Section 3A Championships 10/25/18 1st
18:52.5 Red Rock Conference Championships 10/15/18 1st
17:55.3 BOLD Invite 10/4/18 1st
18:58.0 Murray County Central Invite (postponed) 9/27/18 1st
18:48.7 Lac Qui Parle Valley Invitational 9/18/18 1st
18:42.1 Worthington Turkey Trot Invitational 9/13/18 1st
18:45.6 Marshall Invite 9/10/18 1st
19:06.1 TMB Panther Invitational 9/6/18 1st
18:17.0 Mountain Lake Paul Metcalf Invitational 8/29/18 1st