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It's the biggest day of racing of the year bar none today. 25 meets-plus taking place with the vast majority are conference championships. Check out our previews for all of today's meets!
With one week to go until Conference Tuesday, we have a huge day of racing with nearly two dozen meets taking place, even with two have already been postponed due to rain (which could postpone some more too)...
Many of Minnesota's top athletes like Brianne Brewster, Geno Uhrbom, and Luke Labatte, plus top teams like Perham, Eastview, and Stewartville will be competing today, plus many more in a dozen meets...
With meets taking place everywhere from East Grand Forks to Saint Charles, some great under-the-radar matchups will be happening that shouldn't get lost in the hype of the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday.
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...
There was a bit of a shuffle after last week's meets, with some longstanding teams and athletes dropping off in favor of those on recent hot stretches. Check out what has changed in this week's Coaches Poll!
Three more months, and then graduation! Declan Dahlberg has one more season to keep build his high school legacy, and he's got a lot to look forward to, both with personal goals and as a fan of the sport...
After looking at some of our state's top female college signings last week, this time we're focusing on the best boys to pen the dotted line last month. Here are 9 of Minnesota's top commitments!
It is only a matter of days until the Minnesota XC season concludes with the State Championships, and there is a lot to look forward to. Check out our previews for the final MSHSL competitions of the season!
Check out the final update for the MSHSL Coaches Association rankings, in light of all the dramatic action from Sections last week!
Thirteen of the sixteen section championships will be taking place today, and we've previewed them all. Check out what to expect today as runners gun for State!
La Crescent's Matt Steiger, the returning State runner-up, is on his way to wrapping up a very impressive season in which he has yet to lose a race. Check out his thoughts on the season, as well as State 2016!
After continuing a dominating string of consecutive HOL Conference Championships, Perham High school finds themselves sweeping both the boys and girls Class A polls. Check out the rest of the changes!
Matt Steiger and the La Crescent boys will battle the tenth-ranked Plainview-Elgin-Millville squad this afternoon, as the Stewartville will make a quick turnaround on the girls side. Check out our preview here!
There is a new #1 in town! The Stewartville ladies had a great week at the St. Charles Invitational, adding to the great season they've experienced, and they are the coaches poll's new top-ranked Class A girls team.
In a last tune-up before either Milaca or Griak, Southern Minnesota studs like Matt Steiger, Nick Meyer, and Courtney West and their teams get in more more competitive meet at Lake City!
In what is surely the biggest showdown of the week, the 48th running of the Rochester Mayo Invite features an irresistible amount of talent on both the boys side and girls. Check out our preview of this stacked meet!
On the biggest cross country day of the fall so far, Stewartville hosts 20 teams from across the southern portion of Minnesota for the Bill Glomski Invitational. Check out our of preview of this stacked meet!
After highlighting the top teams and athletes from Class AA last week, we now turn our attention to Class A, showcasing ten boys teams who will try to make a statement come the end of the season.
Final Class A boys coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Class A boys coach's rankings released for October 20, 2014.
Class A boys coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 22, 2014.
Chatfield senior Jayme LaPlante is the 2014 Class A state shot put champion after he threw the shot 56 feet, 11 1/2 inches on Friday at Hamline University. LaPlante finished eighth in this event at state a year ago. (via PostBulletin.com)
The La Crescent High School girls track team had a record-setting evening at Paul Giel Field on May 30 at the Section 1A Track and Field Championships, winning five events and qualifying four individuals and two relays on to the Minnesota state meet. Although the boys were shut out in regard to state qualifiers, they did manage to get three individuals and one relay team onto the medalists award stand. (via )
Class A coach's rankigns released for the week of 10/31/11 - this is the final 2011 ranking.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/24/11.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 10/17/11.
Class A rankings for the week of 10/10/11 released.
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 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)
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.
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.
ROCHESTER - A short-handed Stillwater girls' cross country team still turned in its top finish of the season while placing sixth at Thursday's Rochester Mayo Invitational at Eastwood Golf Course. (via www.stillwatergazette.com)
There has been some movement in the polls since last week's release. See the polls below.
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.