Robbinsdale Armstrongs Noah Breker continued his strong season at the Champs Midwest Regional (Formerly Footlocker and Eastbay) with a 3rd place finish to punch his ticket to the Champs National Meet. Breker ran a time of 15:04.8 to finish 3rd behind Hunter Jones and Kole Mathison.
Breker is the first Minnesota boy to qualify for the Champs National Meet since Jakub Zivec who was a Czech runner for Grand Rapids in 2008. The last boy from Minnesota to qualify was in 2007 when Rob Finnerty finished 4th overall at the Midwest Regional.
2022 Champs Midwest Regional Boys Results
|1||Hunter Jones||Benzie Central||MI||14:52.2|
|3||Noah Breker||Robbinsdale Armstrong||MN||15:04.8|
|4||Cameron Todd||Brebeuf Jesuit Prep||IN||15:08.6|
|5||Benne Anderson||Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills||MI||15:10.8|
|6||Connor Ackley||Hil. Davidson||OH||15:11.9|
|7||Simeon Birnbaum||Rapid City Stevens||SD||15:14.6|
|9||Seth Norder||Grand Haven||MI||15:18.0|
It has been a long time since a Minnesota boy qualified for the Footlocker/Eastbay/Champs National meet and it is fitting that Breker was the one to do it. Breker this season won his first 5 straight meets of the season which included a new course record at Gale Woods Farm and then ran a new state record at the Team Heartland Regional.
Breker is the first Minnesota boy to finish in the top 3 at the Midwest Regional since Hassan Mead finished 1st and Elliott Heath finished 3rd in 2006.
2022 Top Minnesota Finishers