Poll: Minnesota Female Cross Country Runner of the Week


It was another full week for cross country in Minnesota last week with meets going on all around the state, times getting faster and faster, and with championship season on the horizon, things will just get better and better. 

Here we look at those five chosen runners to see what merited their inclusion in this week's poll for Minnesota male runner of the week. 

Each week of the season you will have the chance to vote for a male and female runner of the week, based on the previous week's meet results. 

Related: Poll: Minnesota Male Cross Country Runner of the Week 

So without further ado, here are this week's nominees for the Minnesota female cross country runner of the week for October 2nd through the 8th. 


Abbey Nechanicky did her thing once again this season and made herself known as a national contender after running the #2 time all-time in Minnesota with a time of 16:47.40. Nechanicky won the STMA Invite by over a minute in the process, won her 4th meet of the season, and ran the #4 time nationally this season. 

Jade Rypkema won her third meet of the season at Perham in the first meet in her run-up to championship season. Rypkema ran a time of 17:16.57 which was 15 second PR for Rypkema, the top time in Class A this season, #2 overall in Minnesota, and the 15th fastest 5K in state history. 

Landree Quint came through in a big way at the Owatonna Ev Berg Invitational with a time of 18:44.67 which was a 36 PR for Quint. In a battle of the best of the Class of 2027, Quint finished 4th overall and was the second finisher for her class behind champion Abigail Tri. Quint led the Mankato West girls to a strong 5th place finish overall over some top Class AAA schools and led her team up the Class AA rankings to 6th overall. 

Ella Voit smashed her old PR of 19:28.70 set last week at the Willmar Invitational with an exceptional time of 18:34.77 at the Perham Harrier Classic. Voit finished 4th overall with her huge PR of 54 seconds. She led the Cathedral girls to a strong 3rd place finish at the meet behind Perham and Lakeville South. She now has the 5th fastest time in Class A this season. 

Luna Scorzelli became just the 6th girl in Minnesota this season to break 18:00 for the 5K with her time of 17:52.60 at the Alexandria Lions Meet of Champions. This was a 26-second PR for Scorzelli and her first 5K win of the season this fall. Scorzelli was the top finisher for Highland Park who won the meet over Alexandria, Edina, Mounds View, and more. 



Poll closes on Friday at 7pm CST


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Previous Winners:

Week 1: Amanda Overgaauw & Madaline Lage

Week 2: Jade Rypkema

Week 3: Adele Changamire

Week 4: Luna Scorzelli

Week 5: Amanda Overgaauw