NXR HEARTLAND BOYS OPEN RACE RECAP
Over 1400 athletes participated in four sections of the Heartland Boys Open Invitational. Each race started about 35 minutes apart and the final results are then merged to produce overall open race individual winners with the top three receiving medals, the top 21 receiving t-shirts and the top three teams receiving plaques.
The overall open invite winner was Lansing (KS) senior Terry Robinson who won the fourth section in a time of 15:58.2, just four seconds shy of a career best. Section four proved to provide five of the top ten finishers including runner-up Blue Valley Southwest (KS) senior Christian Buehler who ran a 16:02.3, a 14 second career best.
Section three winner Farmington senior Noah Revels was third overall in 16:05.6, a season best and a second off his PR. Maple Grove senior Charlie Caven was fourth after he and teammate CJ Young went 1-2 in section one. Young ended up ninth overall. Senior Liam Neidig of Lansing (KS) was fifth overall off a third place finish in section four.
Maize South (KS) senior Trey Rios was sixth overall in a career best 16:12.4 that was fourth in section four. River Falls (WI) junior Grant Magnuson fifth in the fourth section which earned him seventh overall and the top result for a Wisconsin athlete in the open races. East Ridge (MN) senior John Faller was ninth overall with his third place result in section three. Saint James Area (MN) senior Seth Pierson was tenth after finishing sixth in the fourth section.
OTHER MINNESOTA BOYS IN OPEN RACE TOP 25:
14. Brennen Peterson, Rosemount, 15. Garrit Livingston, Rosemount, 16. Caden Nordberg, St Michael Albertville, 17. Noah Breker, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 18. Nile Timmerman, Eden Prairie, 19. Gage Mostad, Bemidji, 21. Robert Spain, Farmington, 23. Evan Myran, Moorhead, 25. Connor Preston, Champlin Park
BOYS OPEN RACE TEAM RECAP
Farmington (MN) won the team race element of the open invitational with a 16:45 average and two in the top 15. Farmington bettered runner-up Shawnee Mission East by 24 points. Shawnee Mission East ran an excellent 36 second split but could not over come Farmington having the second place finisher overall keeping their score a bit lower.
Prairie (IA) was third just two points behind Shawnee Mission East with a 46. second split and 16:51 average. Johnston (IA) was fourth with just a 26 second split while Rosemount (MN) was fifth with an average just under 17 minutes and the only team with two athletes in the top ten scorers.
Other Minnesota teams in the top 15:
6. Minneapolis Washburn (370), Minnetonka (418), Eden Prairie (595), Eastview (604)