Check out all of last week's top performers, which included one of the best jumps by a Minnesota high schooler of all time!
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The long jump wasn't originally a focus for Robbie Grace, who is a four-time top-three finisher in the 400m at State. But as she kept getting better at jumping over the years, she could become Minnesota's best ever.
We have every section covered. Check out our in-depth previews for all 16 Section Championships taking place this week, the most dramatic week of the season for Minnesota Cross Country
Check out the latest update to the State Coaches rankings for each class!
With the rain looking for the moment like it is finally behind us, there should be little issue getting in all of today's scheduled (or re-scheduled) meets...
Minnesota's longest continuously-running high school XC meet will be highlighted by over twenty ranked teams and individuals on what looks to be once again a tough and muddy course in Duluth...
Milaca Week continues with some of Class A's best (and a few great AA stars) spread over today's nine Minnesota meets. Check out our previews for each one, including the huge Bagley/Fosston Invite...
A dozen meets take place today, and almost all could have implications on the polls. Among the biggest ones are Mayo, Little Falls, Eveleth, Anoka, and New London Spicer. Check out those previews, and more!
A dozen Minnesota teams will make their way to Decorah, IA today, and a few more are trekking to South Dakota. But it you want to see Emily Covert or the STMA girls, that's all taking place right here in Minnesota.
Some of Class A's All-Time greats have come out of Section 4A including Mason Ferlic of Mounds Park Academy, Bria Wetsch of Holy Family Catholic, and The Blake School's Clare Flanagan and Brandon Clark.
The Lake Conference and Northwest Suburban Conference highlight the day which includes five Conference Championships and six total meets. Check out our previews for each one here!
Sixteen Twin Cities area private schools will be gathering today at Saint Catherine University for an exclusive-head-to-head matchup, including both defending Class A state champions!
The biggest meet on the biggest day of the season so far will be the Gerry Smith Invitational hosted by Tri-City United High School. Check out what to expect at this massive meet!
The course may only be three kilometers, but the field will be crowded as 18 schools battle the elements at Powderhorn Park and get off to a good start. Read our preview for the Holy Angels Invitational!
Michael Mitchell of The Blake School is a six-time qualifier for the State XC championships, and a two-time top-ten finisher, but must first must get fully healthy to finish his high school career strong.
Class A Team Rankings posted!
Annandale girls top the Class A coach's poll.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013.
Grant Krieger (The Blake School) has verbally committed to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. He will compete as a pole vaulter and decathlete for the Demon Deacons. In a recent conversation with Grant, he indicated that the first factor in his desire to go South for college was competing against Southern athletes at the national level. “I was always jealous of the Texas kids I competed against at Nationals because they could train all year without worrying about the weather.”
The Gerry Smith Invitational formerly named the Redbird Invitational is recognized as one of the largest high school cross country meets in the State of Minnesota. The 2012 version featured 28 teams with a lot of eyes on the gals race as two nationally ranked runners went head to head, junior Clare Flanagan of Blake (ranked 17th in the country) and senior Maria Hauger of Shakopee (ranked 25th in the country).
This is the fourth in a series of interviews with athletes whom MileSplit considers will be among the top USA HS XC runners in 2012; with Clare Flanagan, junior, The Blake School, Hopkins, MN. (photo by Down the Backstretch)
MINNEAPOLIS Clare Flanagan of The Blake School set a new record at the Indoor High School Track Championships last Saturday at the University of Minnesota. (via kare11.com)
Brandon Clark (The Blake School) signs with Penn after considering the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Iona College, and Villanova University.
Class A coach's rankigns released for the week of 10/31/11 - this is the final 2011 ranking.
A great day for racing in Section 4A on one of the more difficult Section courses in the State. Both team result races resulted in tie-breakers and unfortunately a mistake ridden Awards Ceremony.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/24/11.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 10/17/11.
The weather was 83 degrees and very humid making for a difficult race day especially since the runners had not experienced this heat and humidity for three weeks.
ST. PAUL - Elena Danielson thought her realistic goal was to run the girls Class A 3,200-meter run in 11 minutes, 10 seconds. (via www.sctimes.com)
The Minnesota State High School League Track and Field State Tournament will be hosted at Klas Field on the Hamline University campus on June 10-11, 2011. On June 10th the meet will begin with the Class AA 3200 race, followed by preliminary heats in several events. Field events will also begin at 9am. The Class A athletes will take the field at 3pm closing with the finals in the 3200 meter run at 4:50 pm (girls) and 5:05 pm (boys). This also marks the first MSHSL State Track and Field Meet with wheelchair events. Below is a quick preview into each event by class.
2011 Cross Country Season Section Assignments The big news is Worthington, DeLaSalle, Holy Family Catholic, Saint Anthony Village, Dassel-Cokato, and Thief Rivers Falls are moving up to Class AA. Section changes include; New Prague: 2AA to 1AA, Willmar: 2AA to 8AA, Andover: 5AA to 7AA, Saint Michael-Albertville: 8AA to 7AA, Big Lake: 8AA to 7AA, Medford: 1A to 2A, Lac Qui Parie Val/Daw-B: 6A to 3A, Mayer Lutheran: Out of 4A joins Holy Trinity-Lester Prairie in 5A, Royalton: 5A to 6A, East Central: 7A to 5A, Pelican Rapids: 8A to 6A.
The Minnesota contingent competing in Sioux Falls last weekend had significant success in each race, and will send on a number of athletes to the 7th Annual NXN Nationals at Portland Meadows in Portland, OR on December 4, 2010.
The Tri-Metro Conference announces their All Conference Cross Country Teams and acknowledges those runners receiving All State recognition.
The State Cross Country Coaches' Association has named their final team and individual rankings for the 2010 season. The State Meet will commence on Saturday, November 6th at St. Olaf College with the Class A races beginning at 10:00 AM. (Previous Rankings and Section Place courtesy of RaceberryJam)
Mason Ferlic of MPA shatters the course record running a 15:36 on a cold windy day and somewhat soggy course. Brandon Clark of The Blake School also broke the previous record course record running a 16:04. These two runners were so far out in front, the lead biker decided midway through the race to get behind them.
In the Class A Girl's team rankings the top 6 remain relatively unchange with Blake and Fairmont changing places at #5 and #6. Dover-Eyota/St. Charles jumps from #10 to #7 and Perham replaces Park Rapids at the #12 spot. Individually the top 5 also remain the same. Freshman Leah Jessen (Canby-Minneota) moves into the rankings at #6 following two impressive performances at Montevideo and Willmar. The Class A Boy's rankings show very little change in the team lineup. Individually, the top 5 also remain the same. Byron Schuldt (Nevis) continues to move up in the polls and is at #6 this week. Aaron Haley (Plainview-Elgin-Milville) returns to the rankings at #7 after dropping out last week and Nick Stokes (Canby-Minneota) and Charlie Lawrence (Foley) move into the rankings at #11 and # 12 respectively. Class AA Girl's sees Minnetonka jumping from #12 to #6 and Wayzata and Roseville dropping down to #11 and #12 from the middle of the polls. Individually, Maria Hauger (Shakopee) and Jamie Piepenburg (Alexandria) remain in the #1 and #2 spots and three new faces move into the polls: Nicole Heitzman (Andover), Laura Lawton (Eden Prairie) and Steph Murray (Rochester Century) take over the #10, #11 and #12 spots. Class AA Boy's has White Bear Lake dropping from #6 to #10 and Roseville moving into the rankings at #12. Cole O'Brien makes an impressive move to the #3 spot following a strong performance at the Victoria Lions Invitational. Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie) moves into the rankings at #8 and Christian Skaret (Minnetonka) moves in at #12.
Recap from the prestigious Swain Invitational in Duluth, Minnesota.
Once again, we see some movement in the polls, both for teams and individuals. With the state meet only one month away, we will soon have the opportunity to see how all of this will play out! In Class A Boys, the top 5 teams are shuffled around slightly but the rest of the field remains the same. Individually, Brandon Clark's (The Blake School) impressive performance at Swain this weekend gives him the nod for a top 5 appearance while Jackson Lindquist (Esko) moves into the rankings at #6. Brendan Skime (Thief River Falls) reappears in the rankings at #11 and Justin Cook (Jackson County Central) moves in at #12. For Class A Girls, the top 5 teams hold their ground but there is some shuffling around in the remaining group, with Park Rapids moving in at #12 and Perham dropping out of the rankings. Individually, Whitney Wilgenburg (Hills Beaver Creek/Ellsworth) makes an impressive entrance into the rankings, debuting at the #4 slot, following a 2nd place finish at Milaca and an impressive win at Murray County Central last week. Marisa Shady (Esko) also moves into the rankings at #11. In Class AA, both boys and girls team rankings remian unchanged as do the girls individual rankings. For the boys, Mark Harries (Wayzata) moves in at #12 and Bryant Blahnik (Red Wing) jumps to #7.
After a big weekend of races there are a few new names showing up in the polls this week. This past weekend saw over 7,500 Minnesota junior high and high school runners competing in races Friday afternoon and Saturday, making for a great opportunity to see some of MInnesota's top runners.
There is some shifting at all levels this week, most notably Holy Family Catholic breaking into the top 5 for Girls Class A, Minnetonka dropping out of the top 5 in Girls Class AA. The boys top 5 teams shift around but remain at the top of the polls in both Class A and AA.
There has been some movement in the polls since last week's release. See the polls below.
Lusignan (Shakopee) edges out Clark (Blake) in the last 50 yards.
Class AA ranking released today put both Eden Prairie's boys and girls cross country teams at the top. Defending Class AA champions, Eden Prairie's boys maintain their #1 ranking from the pre-season polls. The girls jumped from the #3 spot to #1. In Class A, the Adrian girls replaced Waseca atop the rankings, while the Plainview-Elgin-Millville boys continue to hold the #1 spot in their poll. Complete Class AA and Class A rankings can be found below.