At least a couple of Minnesota's best will compete against national competition at the 2023 New Balance Nationals Indoor as Abbey Nechanicky and Noah Breker are committed to running at the meet in Boston that runs from March 10th to March 12th.
Both Breker and Nechanicky are coming off historic cross country seasons where Breker broke the state 5K record and finished 2nd at Champs Nationals, and Nechanicky ran sub 17:00 minutes in the 5K 6 times and finished 4th at Team Nationals.
While both are among the best cross country runners in the nation, they are both also among the best track runners nationally as well.
Abbey Nechanicky Track PRs
Nechanicky will presumably run in the girls championship 2-mile race. She owns a personal best of 10:10.07 in that event, a mark she set at New Balance Nationals Outdoors in 2022 where she finished 3rd overall. She is ranked as the #6 overall 2-mile returner nationally, #5 overall 3200m returner nationally, and the #80 1600m returner nationally.
She could also run in the championship 5K. She owns a 5K PR of 16:43.70, a mark that ranked #3 nationally this past cross country season.
Noah Breker Track PRs
Breker could race in anything from the mile, 2-mile, or the 5K. He is the #7 returner nationally in the 2-mile with a time of 8:54, a mark he set at NSAF Outdoor Nationals last summer. He is also a standout 3000m nationally in 2023 with a time of 8:25.24 that ranks #1 nationally as of this writing.
Both Nechanicky and Breker after coming off breakout cross country seasons will look to take that momentum into the indoor track and field season where they will again look to make noise nationally.