Class A & AA True Team State - Top Performances


Minnesota's Class A & AA True Team State event showcases the best of the best in high school track and field. This unique competition emphasizes team depth and performance, providing a platform for athletes to shine collectively. Let's take a look at some of the standout performances from this year's event, where athletes from across Minnesota came together to showcase their talents and compete for glory.


Stewartville Boys Narrowly Win Class AA Title

The Stewartville boys won thie first true team title in program history this year, a year after finishing 3rd overall. They finished just ahead of the Rockford boys by 8.5 points. The Stewartville boys excelled in the field events, scoring almost half their points in the jumps and throws. They were lead by victories from Carter Anderson in the high jump, the boys 4x200m relay and the boys 4x100m relay. They also secured top three finishes from Dylan Scanlan in the 200m, Josh Langseth in the 1600m, Charlie Wood in the long jump, and Carter Anderson in the triple jump. 

Class AA Boys True Team Results

3Belle Plaine484
4Pine Island472.5
5Detroit Lakes458.5


Rocori Girls Dominate Class AA for the Title

The Rocori girls thoroughly dominated the competition this year, scoring 601.5 points to win by 83.5 points, which would be the same difference between 2nd place at the meet and 6th place. The Rocori girls were led by victories from Brianna Schneider in the shot put, Paige Mueffelmann in the discus and Ava Thoennes in the long jump + high jump. Overall, they scored 225.5 over their points in just the field events, a major focus that led to the team victory. They also performed strongly in the relays, scoring 111 of their 558 points. Overall they placed in the top five of all events, fifteen times. 

Class AA Girls True Team Results

2Chisago Lakes518
4Pequot Lakes491.5
5Belle Plaine447


Luverne Girls Narrowly Win Over GMLOKS

The Luverne girls narrowly won over the GMLOKs girls, with the margin of victory coming down a a historic 1.5 point totals that separated the teams. It was a competitive competition between the two teams with the title coming down to the last race, the always intense 4x400m relay. That race was won by Cotter, but it was the race between Luverne and GMLOKs that mattered most. That race ended up with a 2nd place finish for Luverne with a time of 4:17.79, with GMLOKs coming in 3rd with a time of 4:19.79. The point totals there of 33 for 2nd and 30 for 3rd, propelled Luverne forward with just barely enough points to win 521 to 519.5. 

The Luverne girls only had one individual victory from Augusta Papik in the high jump, but in the true spirit of the True Team Championships, used their team depth to win the title. Jenna Debates has runner-up finishes in both the 800m and 1600m, Papik scored points in four different events, they had 12 top-five finishes in all events and finally their 2nd place 4x400m finish gave them another strong finish and the necessary points for the title. 

Class A Girls True Team Results

3West Marshall467
4Cotter/Hope Lutheran458
5Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted444.5


St. Charles Takes Home the Big Title

The St. Charles boys utilized their wealth of depth and talent to win their second True Team State title, with the other coming in 2019. This was the seventh straight season they have reached the True Team State Championships, and they improved in their 4th place finish last year. They were led to victory by victories from Charles Davidson in the 110m hurdles, freshman Ivan Daood in the 3200m, and Tyler Gunnarson in the 100m, 200m, 400m and discus wheelchair events. 

Class A Boys True Team Results

1St. Charles547.5
4Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted499


Maddie LeSage Sweeps the Class A Distance Events

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted senior Maddie LeSage, swept the distance double at the Class A True Team Championships, winning both the 1600m and 3200m. LeSage first won the 1600m in a close race with Jenna DeBates, winning with a time of 5:10.60, less than two seconds ahead of DeBates. In the 3200m, LeSage had a more comfortable margin of victory, winning by 5 seconds over Sonja Semling with a time of 12:09.07. LeSage repeated as the 3200m champion, and avenged her runner-up finish in the 1600m from 2023. 


Francis O'Malley, the Class A Throws King

Repeating as the Class A True Team champion for the shot put and discus, was Francis O'Malley. O'Malley, dominated both events, winning the shot put by almost four feet with a mark of 53' 6" and winning the discus by over 11 feet with a mark of 151 feet. With his victories, O'Malley contributed 48 points for Montevideo who finished as the boys team runner-up.  Last year he won both true team title and then went on to win both state titles. Can he do it again?


Gunnarson Dominates at True Team State

One of the greatest track and field athletes Minnesota has ever seen, Tyler Gunnarson won four titles at True Team State in the 100m, 200m, 400m and discus events. In the 100m, he finished with a time of 16.12, just off his state record of 15.64. In the 200m, he finished with a time of 29.86, just a second off his state record. In the 400m he finished with a time of 58 seconds flat, less than a second off his state record. Finally, in the discus he threw a mark of 43' 4", just a couple feet of his all-time best. In short, he won four titles all in almost personal best marks, marks/times that is that are some of the best in the country. 


Schloeder Secures Major Points and Wins for Rockford

One of the best all-around athletes in Minnesota and one of the states all-time great pole vaulters, Brian Schloeder not only took home a big victory in the pole vault, securing major points for Rockford, but also took home major points in three other events. Schloeder competed in the 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump. He took home victories in the long jump and pole vault, and secured runner-up finishes in both sprint events. Overall, he scored 96 of Rockfords 549.5 points at the meet. 

Brian Schloeder 2024 State TT Results

Long Jump21' 2.25"1st24
Pole Vault13' 0"1st24


Calia Chaney Stays Undefeated

Winning the 800m and 1600m titles, Calia Chaney stayed undefeated during her senior track and field season. This season she has won three 800m titles, five 1600m titles and one 3200m title. She has saved her best for this championship season, winning two section True Team titles, a Hamline Elite Meet title, and now the Class AA True Team State 800m and 1600m titles. In the 800m, she won by nearly two seconds with a time of 2:16.83 and in the 1600m she won with a dominant time of 5:03.23.