Class A Boys Pre-Season Team Watch List


The Cardinals of Staples-Motley are another top finisher at the 2018 Class A championships who are returning a healthy number of top runners, graduating just two of the athletes from their seventh-place finishing team. Emmet Anderson and Hunter Klimek form one of the best frontrunning duos in Class A and could potentially both find themselves in the top ten individually. Their success will be integral for SM as the career-best time for third returning runner Tanner Robben has a career-best time over a minute slower than Klimek thus far, a gap that will need to close in order for the Cardinals to seriously complete. However, incoming freshman Luke Brownell has already achieved a time of 18:04 in his young career and may see another big drop to help close that gap, and fellow underclassman Austin Johnson can also play a big factor too if he improves as a sophomore the way he did as a freshman.


1) Emmet Anderson 15:45.0
2) Hunter Klimek 16:21.0
3) Tanner Robben 17:25.1
4) Jack Tyrrell 17:50.5
5) Luke Brownell 18:04.0
Average Time: 17:05.12 Total Time: 1:25:25.60 1-5 Split: 2:19.00
6) Isaac Christoffersen 18:07.2
7) Austin Johnson 18:23.4