Two of Minnesota's top distance talents in Noah Breker and Sam Scott went head-to-head on the track once again to great results at the Osseo Invitational in the 3200m race. In doing so they ran the #1 and #2 3200m times in Minnesota this season with Breker finishing first with a time of 9:05.31 and Scott runner-up with a time of 9:07.74.
This was one of the first times of the season that two of Minnesota's top distance talents have met up this season and boy were the results great! Counting all results and performances in our database (ranking multiple performances by a runner), Breker ran the #27 and Scott the #49 3200m times all-time in Minnesota.
Related: 2023 Osseo Invitational Photos
And this wasn't even these two's fastest 3200m race together either.
Last year at both the Section 6AAA and State Championships the duo combined for the following performances:
|Noah Breker||9:03.25||Sam Scott||9:05.17|
|Noah Breker||9:04.81||Sam Scott||9:06.09|
Historically these two have combined for some of the fastest 3200m races in state history as seen below. This includes results in our database only and was done by hand, so mistakes could be present.
Top Combined 3200m Performances (1st + 2nd Place Only)
|1||State T&F Championships||2013||Obsa Ali||08:57.07||Eli Krahn||08:58.67||17:55.75|
|2||Section 6AA Championships||2015||Joe Klecker||08:54.01||Jaret Carpenter||09:06.57||18:00.58|
|3||State T&F Championships||2014||Eli Krahn||09:00.08||Zack Benning||09:02.71||18:02.79|
|4||State T&F Championships||2015||Joe Klecker||08:57.76||Jaret Carpenter||09:05.51||18:03.27|
|5||State T&F Championships||2007||Elliott Heath||09:02.65||Hassan Mead||09:03.29||18:05.94|
|6||Section 6AAA Championships||2022||Noah Breker||09:03.25||Sam Scott||09:05.17||18:08.42|
|7||Hamline Elite Meet||2016||Jaret Carpenter||08:59.76||Jack Manerscheid||09:08.66||18:08.42|
|8||Hamline Elite Meet||2012||Josh Thorson||09:00.80||Brandon Clark||09:09.50||18:10.30|
|9||Section 4AA Championships||2013||Eric Colvin||09:03.86||Wayde Hall||09:06.71||18:10.57|
|10||State T&F Championships||2022||Noah Breker||09:04.81||Sam Scott||09:06.09||18:10.90|
|11||Section 6AA Championships||2016||Jaret Carpenter||09:05.75||Jack Manderscheid||09:06.47||18:12.22|
|12||Osseo Invitational||2023||Noah Breker||09:05.31||Sam Scott||09:07.74||18:13.05|
|13||State T&F Championships||2006||Elliott Heath||09:05.92||Rob Finnerty||09:07.99||18:13.91|
|14||Hamline Elite Meet||2014||Joey Duerr||09:06.55||Keeghan Hurley||09:07.66||18:14.21|
|15||State T&F Championships||2004||Garrett Heath||09:06.10||Justin Grunewald||09:08.16||18:14.26|
|16||State T&F Championships||2005||Rob Finnerty||09:06.80||Mike Krisch||09:07.85||18:14.65|
|17||State T&F Championships||2008||Rob Finnerty||09:04.88||Jordan Carlson||09:09.87||18:14.75|
|18||Section 6AA Championships||2017||Seth Eliason||09:07.64||Zac Miller||09:08.41||18:16.05|
|19||Suburban East Conference Championships||2013||Eric Colvin||09:07.52||Eli Krahn||09:08.64||18:16.16|
|20||State T&F Championships||2018||Khalid Hussein||09:07.88||Max Manley||09:08.90||18:16.78|
There will presumably be three more shots for both Breker and Scott to try and improve on their standing in the top duos for the 3200m going head-to-head and to climb up the all-time 3200m rankings. All-time, Breker currently ranks #6 all-time with his converted 2-mile to 3200m time of 8:51.17 and Scott ranks #9 with his time of 8:57.74.