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FULL MEET RESULTS (2 mile varsity)
RECAP: Albert Lea took home a nice team victory in the two-mile varsity competition by stacking the top ten with all five of its scoring five including individual winner Sonny Ortega-Roseli. The Tigers averaged 10:40 over just a 38 second split to power past runner-up Mankato West who was led by third place finisher Hans Rupnow in 10:44.0.
RECAP: Mankato West earned a hard fought win over runner-up and host Fairmont in the team standings. MNXCCA class A ranked no. 4, Fairmont sophomore Laura Thompson was the individual winner in 12:03.4 followed by teammate, seventh grader Macy Hanson in 12:30.3. Mankato West quickly ran off scoring places 3-4-5-6 right after Hanson and that was the difference for the Scarlets team score.
FULL MEET RESULTS (2 mile varsity)
RECAP: MNXCCA no. 3 West Central posted a quality win over no. 4 Staples-Motley on Monday by a slim two points. Staples 1-2 duo of junior Emmet Anderson and Hunter Klimek bookended runner-up WCA senior Jacob Bright but the Knights put three more in the top ten to overcome a big differential in their fifth spot to take the win. Both teams averaged a 17:55 on a hot day on a rolling course but the slightly smaller split advantage went to WCA. 12 of the top 50 spots went to the top two teams in the scoring creating the big gap back to third place Heritage Christian.
RECAP: Staples-Motley took home a victory fresh off being named the new MNXCCA No. 1 team on Monday. The Cardinals tucked all five scorers inside the first 17 with no other squad in the 21-team field having more than three in the same span. In a bit of an upset Albany junior Kristine Kalthoff held off MNXCCA class A no. 8 S-M eighth grader Kyanna Burton and no. 9 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted senior Gracie Mallak for the win. Team ranked no. 2 Albany was the runner-up in the team score as well with two athletes joining Kalthoff in the top ten.
RECAP: Coaches no. 6 St James notched a perfect score victory at Windom on Monday. They were led by junior Caleb Rivera who won in 17:10, followed by seniors Seth Pierson, Troy Parulski, Jackson Miest and Mauricio Vite. The Saints averaged a 17:42 over a 65 second split in a solid win over runner-up Windom who was led by sixth place finisher, senior Patrick Green in 18:18.
RECAP: SW Minnesota Christian earned the team victory with five scorers in the top 10 among scoring runners and top 16 overall. WIndom junior Gracie Bucher won the individual by a lean at the line over St James senior Paola Acevedo but neither of those teams ran a full squad in the varsity competition. SWMN Christian was led by eighth grader Taylor Post who was fifth overall and the first team scoring athlete in 22:16.
RECAP: Frazee over came the powerful top trio of East Grand Forks to defeat a pair of MNXCCA ranked teams in their meet victory. The Hornets team average was better than runner-up Pequot Lakes and a decided advantage in 1-5 splits over no. 9 EGF and no 12. Wadena-Deer Creek played a key roll in the win. EGF junior and no. 8 ranked Tyson Mahar won the race in 17:08.0 followed by teammates sophomore Jonathan Krueger and senior Cole Nowacki in second and third. Frazee senior Grady Larsen was fourth in 17:50 and the rest of his team's scoring five came through ahead of the fourth runner for EGF. Pequot Lakes also put five in front of the rest of the field's fourth man.
RECAP: Led by eighth grader Calia Chaney's second individual win of the season, Pequot Lakes took the team victory over runner-up East Grand Forks. The Eagles had three in the top four scoring runners (six overall) and were able to hold of East Grand Forks in the fourth and fifth scoring slots despite a split of over 4 minutes. Wadena-Deer Creek junior Kira Sweeney was runner up in 20:19 with Pequot eighth grader Rian Zutter third and Thief River Falls senior Jerzie Finstad fourth. Hawley sophomore Lily Peterson rounded out the top five individuals.
RECAP: Led by individual winner, senior Luke Olson, Ely posted a strong team performance with three in the top ten and all five inside the top 35 in a field of 13 full teams. Only second place Cromwell-Wright and fifth place host Grand Rapids had more than one in the top ten. The low sticks up front for the Timberwolves and the second best fifth man in the meet proved the difference. Duluth-Denfeld junior Isaac Fink edged Ely junior Emmett Faltesek for second place. Mountain Iron-Buhl sophomore Aaron Nelson was fourth ahead of C-W senior Cameron Dickey in fifth.
RECAP: In a highly competitive meet Hermantown pulled out a tight team win where just 22 points separated first from fifth. The difference maker for the Hawks being the only team in the field of nine full scoring squads to place three in the top ten. MNXCCA no. 3 ranked Ava Hill dominated the field on the way to a victory of almost a minute over runner-up Mountain Iron-Buhl eighth grader Liz Nelson. Hill's teammate junior Lydia Skelton was third with Hermantown junior Addie Peterson fourth. Eveleth-Gilbert senior Natalie Fultz was fifth overall. Hibbing was runner-up in the team scoring.
FULL MEET RESULTS (4k varsity races)
RECAP: Races were shortened to a 4k on a high heat/humidity day at Appleton Golf Course. Host LQPV took home the team win with all five scorers in the top 14 overall led by second place individual, senior Mikey Kvaal. Milbank (SD) sophomore Nick Batchelor took the individual victory, helping his team to a third place finish. Redwood Valley was third in the team score led by fourth place individual, junior Jayson Peyerl.
RECAP: Led by individual winner, junior Morgan Gehl, MCC-F earned a solid win with its top five in the top 12 team scorers, including three in the top five. Gehl, MNXCCA no. 2, pulled away from no. 6 ranked, sophomore Grace Drietz of Canby-Minneota for a 45 second win. C-M was second in the team score followed by Redwood Valley who was led by third place finisher, eighth grader Maddie Lesage.
RECAP: Lake City earned the team victory with a solid 17:27 average over respectable 68 second spread. With that small margin they were able to get three in the top ten the key in the victory was getting their fifth man ahead of runner-up La Crescent-Hokah's who ended up just 17 points back. Overall, 10 of the top 20 runners were from the top two teams who distanced themselves from the competition. Kasson-Mantorville senior Isaac Threinen took home the individual victory in a quality 16:37.9 over runner-up Plainview-Elgin-Millville senior Sampson Hagen.
RECAP: MNXCCA no. 11 ranked Stewartville earned a tight victory over no. 5 ranked Lake City in the girls side of the varsity competition. Lake City freshman, no. 10 ranked Jacey Majerus took home the individual race but Stewartville took the next three of the next five scoring spots that helped them overcome a 9 point differential in the fourth and fifth positions. Stewartville seniors Kailee Malone and Isabel Field went 2-3 in times of 20:08.8 and 20:15.8 in the Tigers victory.
RECAP: The home team from Melrose took home a tight victory over runner-up Litchfield. Litchfield senior Ben Ammermann was the individual winner in just over 18 minutes but wins at spots 2, 3 and 4 was the difference for the Dutchman who used a solid 49 second split to get their top five in the top 16 overall.
RECAP: Using a split of just over a minute, Minnewaska took home the team win on the girls side. The Lakers stacked four inside the top ten and all seven runners in front of runner-up Melrose' third finisher. Melrose freshman Kayla Meyer was the individual champ ahead of second place Paynesville junior Natalie Lieser.
RECAP: MNXCCA no. 7 Eastview earned a quality with solid performances across the board in a meet that was held on a make-up date after last week's storms across the state. Eastview was led by senior and no. 7 ranked AJ Green who took home the individual title over no. 4 ranked, Winona senior Carter Briggs. Briggs was followed closely by teammate junior Cody Peterson in third but Eastview would claim three of the next five scoring spots to distance themselves from the field despite a 1:46 split. Eastview senior Sam Morgenstern and Owatonna sophomore Preston Meier rounded out the top five individuals.
RECAP: Led by senior Grace Johnson's individual victory, Red Wing took home a close win over second place Owatonna. Johnson was followed by freshman teammate Addie Fjetland in second place and Red Wing claimed narrow victories over Owatonna at all five scoring positions to win as a team. Overall, four teams had a pair of runners in the top ten but the 21:37 average for Red Wing proved the best by over 30 seconds. Owatonna eighth grader Carsyn Brady was third with Winona senior Anni Skillicorn and Rochester Mayo sophomore Hannah LaMaster rounding out the top five individuals.