Meet Your Mid-Distance Champions

After 12 days of voting we have crowned our boys and girls mid-distance champions. Winning decisively we have Robbie Grace of The Blake School and Shane Streich from Waseca High School

Lets meet your winner!

Robbie Grace | The Blake School

  • PRs: 100m- 12.30, 200m- 25.23, 400m-.55.99, LJ- 19-10.25
  • 5x MSHSL State Meet Qualifier in 400m
  • Class A State Champion 400m (2019)
  • Class A/AA State Finalist 400m (2015-16)
  • 2x Class A State Runner-up 400m (2017-18)
  • Class A State Finalist 4x400 (2017)
  • Section 5AA Champion 400m (2015)
  • 3x Section 4A Champion 400m (2016, 18-19)
  • 2x Section 4A Champion 4x400 (2016-17)

Robbie now competes at Wake Forest University where she just finished her freshman year. 

Shane Streich | Waseca High School

  • PRs - 800m: 1:49.73 (MN All-Time #4), 1600m: 4:12.02 (MN All-Time #26), 4x400m: 3:25.05, 3200m: 9:29.26, 400m: 49.57, Triple Jump: 42-4.5
  • 2015 USATF Junior Nationals 800m 5th Place
  • 2015 Midwest Distance Classic Champion 800m
  • 2014 USATF Junior Nationals 800m 10th Place
  • 2014 New Balance Nationals 13th Place
  • 2x Class A 800m Champion (2014-15)
  • Class A State Champion 4x400m (2015)
  • 2x Class A 800m Runner Up (2012-13)
  • Class A State 3rd Place 4x400m (2014)
  • Class A State Finalist 4x400m (2012)

Shane started off his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota. He recently announced that he is transferring to Lipscomb University. Read about his transfer here: Alumni Transfer: Shane Streich  

Now a quick reminder of what this is. 

What Is This?

Over the next several weeks MileSplit Minnesota will be rolling out brackets broken down by discipline. Fans can vote for who they think is the top athlete in each discipline. In the end, we will be crowning the top track and field athlete in the state of Minnesota as selected by the fans.

The Setup

We've selected 16 boys and girls for each discipline based on their times, performances, and accolades during this past decade and placed them in a bracket of head-to-head matchups where your poll votes on the next page will determine who advances.


Athletes included are from the period between 2010 and 2019. Mid-distance is based solely on 400 and 800 times. Distance is based on 1600m and 3200m times. Sprints is based on 100m and 200m times. Hurdlers are based on 110m HH and 300m HH times. Relays were taken into consideration on an individual basis. Throwers are based on discus and shot put. Jumps is high jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault all rolled into one category.

How This Works

Athletes are seeded based on times, performances, and accolades. After each round, the athlete with the most votes in their matchup will advance to the next round. Voting will begin at 10 a.m. CT for each round of voting, voting will end at 2 p.m. CT for each round. Be sure to spread the word to advance your favorites into the next round!

Each discipline (Distance, Mid-Distance, Hurdlers, Throwers, Sprints, Jumps) will have a winner from the boys and girls bracket. After we are done with all brackets there will be one final bracket with all 6 boys and girls winners, plus the next two highest vote getters (from all rounds) from the boys and girls. These 16 athletes will then compete on separate sides of a bracket all culminating in a boy vs. girl final to determine the champion of champions.


Boys and girls Mid-Distance June 10-20

Boys and girls Throwers June 21 - July 1

Boys and girls Sprints July 2-12

Boys and girls Distance July 13-23

Boys and girls Hurdles July 24 - August 3

Boys and girls Jumps August 4- 14

Boys and girls Finals August 15-25