Meet Previews: Conference Championships Week 1

Minneapolis City Conference Championships


Virtual Meet Results: Minneapolis Southwest (22), Minneapolis Washburn (36), Minneapolis South (90), Minneapolis Roosevelt (109), Minneapolis Patrick Henry (150)

Top Individuals: Sam Scott (15:21.20), Aidan Jones (15:58.80), Owen Lindseth (16:00.20), Benjamin Batalden (16:45.10), Ruben Margolis (16:51.80)

The Skinny: It's not that Sam Scott isn't without competition at the Minneapolis City Conference Championships as Aidan Jones and Owen Lindseth are really talented runners, but we're more interested in seeing how fast  Scott can run. Scott has not run since winning the Roy Griak over two weeks ago and will be well-rested. He has a seasonal best time of 15:21.20, and we're very interested to see how fast he can run with all the rest he has had. 

Our database has the Minneapolis City Conference Championship meet record at 16:16.20 by Minneapolis Washburns, Joseph Minor, that record should be demolished by Scott this week.

With the Minneapolis Southwest and Washburn boys having nine of the top ten runners in the conference, this will be a finish line to watch closely to see how things shake out. They both have elite runners and nice depth, so this should be a great race for Minneapolis supremacy. The two teams most recently met at the Roy Griak, where Southwest beat out Washburn by over 200 points. 


Virtual Meet Results: Minneapolis Southwest (30), Minneapolis Washburn (35), Minneapolis Roosevelt (81), Minneapolis South (96), Minneapolis Patrick Henry (145)

Top Individuals: Olivia Bergin (19:41.57), Isabel Wyatt (19:52.40), Anna Thousand (20:17.80), Audrey Cole (20:25.40), Ruby Janzen (20:46.50)

The Skinny: The team race will be a close one between Southwest and Washburn as it will most likely come down to their fifth runners in Summer Johnson and Johanna Perry and how they both finish. At Roy Griak, Washburn was able to beat out Southwest by 42 points, let's see if they can do it again at the conference. 

On the individual side, it will come down to Olivia Bergin and Isabel Wyatt as they are the only two girls under 20:00 on the season. Wyatt has taken both races over Bergin at Roy Griak and the St. Olaf High School Showcase, so she should be considered the favorite here.