Sam Scott Stars During His Senior Cross Country Season


Minneapolis Southwest Senior Sam Scott has got off to a hot start to his senior cross country season so far and if the results hold up, no one may come close to beating him this season. 

So far Scott has run at the St. Olaf High School Showcase and the Hopkins Bauman/Rovn Invitational where he has come away with two wins, a new course record at St. Olaf, and a new personal best 5K time. 

Sam Scott 2023 Results

MeetTimePlaceSpeed RatingAll-Time Meet RankAll-Time Course Rank
Hopkins Bauman/Rovn15:03.091st191#1#9
St. Olaf HS Showcase15:16.501st191#2#2

Scott has dominated thus far this season winning St. Olaf by 16 seconds and Hopkins by 14 seconds with Chaska's Nolan Sutter finishing runner-up at both meets. 

His time of 15:16.50 is the fastest August meet time by a Minnesota boy in our database and his time of 15:03.09 is the 15th fastest Minnesota boys 5K time of all-time (all-performances) and the 6th fastest on Minnesota soil. 

All-Time Minnesota Boys 5K Times (All-Performances)

1Noah Breker14:51.00
2Seth Eliason14:54.10
3Alex Miley14:54.20
4Noah Breker14:55.90
5Khalid Hussein14:56.53
6Elliott McArthur14:56.85
7Noah Breker14:57.20
8Obsa Ali14:57.50
9Hassan Mead14:58.70
10Jaret Carpenter14:58.80
11Elliott Heath14:58.90
12Aidan Jones15:01.20
13Jakub Zivec15:01.30
14Micah Mather15:03.00
15Sam Scott15:03.09*


All-Time MN Soil Boys 5K Times

1Noah BrekerBauman/Rovn (2022)14:57.20
2Obsa AliLakeville AppleJack (2013)14:57.50
3Hassan MeadFaribault Invite (2006)14:58.70
4Elliott HeathFaribault Invite (2006)14:58.90
5Jakub ZivecSwain Meet (2008)15:01.30
6Sam ScottBauman/Rovn (2023)15:03.09
7Rob FinnertyLakeville AppleJack (2007)15:06.60
8Emmett GerresMinnesota River Conference (2022)15:07.30
9Sam ScottSection 6AAA Championships (2022)15:08.69
10Elliott HeathEv Berg (2006)15:09.00

Scott is off to a historic start to his season and is very close to making more history by running a sub 15-minute 5K, maybe becoming just the third boys Roy Griak 2x champion, inching his way towards the state record, and so much more.