Blast from the Past: Interviews with Former Roy Griak Champs


The Roy Griak Invitational is always one of the biggest meets on the Minnesota cross country schedule for both high school and college. It brings together the best of the best of the Midwest together from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota, and often some elite schools and runners from everywhere else around the country.

Over the years, we at MileSplit have provided extensive coverage of the Roy Griak Invitational. Here we look at our interviews with the boys and girls Gold and Maroon race winners over the last 5 runnings of the Roy Griak. 

See more interviews at the links below:
2015 Roy Griak Interviews
2014 Roy Griak Interviews
2013 Roy Griak Interviews
2012 Roy Griak Interviews
2011 Roy Griak Interviews


2022 Roy Griak Invitational Virtual Meet - Gold Race's
2022 Roy Griak Invitational Virtual Meet - Maroon Races
Top 250 Boys and Girls Roy Griak 5K Times All-Time



Sam Scott - Minneapolis Southwest

Ali Weimer - St. Michael-Albertville

Charlie Power Theisen - St. Paul Como Park

Isabella Jacobsen - Menomonie (WI)


Oliver Paleen - St. Paul Highland Park

Riley Stewart - Cherry Creek High School (CO)

Peter Lynch - Benilde-St. Margarets


Max Manley - Edina

Emily Covert - Minneapolis Washburn

Brady Yoder - Dickinson (ND)

Josephine Mosby - Saint Louis Park


Derick Peters - West Central High School (SD)

Emily Covert - Minneapolis Washburn


Seth Hirsch - Millard West (NE)

Lexy Halladay - Mountain View (ID)