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Originally supposed to be just a day highlighted by the South Suburban Conference, two rescheduled Conference Championships will make today another big day for racing.
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...
The Roy Griak Invitational has shifted things around for this weeks rankings, most notably with a new top-ranked team for the Class A girls. Check out the latest update to the Coaches Rankings!
Some big names and great athletes are taking the course today on what looks like will be a wet Hyland Greens Golf Course in Bloomington, while smaller competitions take place all over the state...
Two meets scheduled for today have already been cancelled or postponed, but there are still several others that have a chance of making it. Check out our previews for today's Minnesota meets!
Today's action features three star-studded meets that could really shake up the rankings - in total 20 ranked athletes and teams in Class AA are competing, plus many more challenging to be ranked....
More than half of Minnesota's ranked individuals and teams will be running on one of todays' sixteen meets taking place across the state, and we have it all covered. Check out our previews for each of them!
Check out the first update for this season's Minnesota XC Coaches poll!
Buffalo, Saint Paul Central, Lakeville South, Edina, and Saint James are just a few of the ranked teams set to race today in Brooklyn Park, Saint Paul, and Fairmont - assuming the rain doesn't get to them first...
Check out the first edition of the 2018 XC Coaches Association Rankings!
Could it be a Wayzata sweep tonight for the True Team State Championships? Will another team step up and stop a sixth consecutive title from happening? Check out our preview for the AAA True Team Meet!
With all the snow preventing outdoor competition, we've got another week of indoor competition (at least indoor meets rarely get cancelled!). Check out the top 50 performances last week in each indoor event!
With 2018 finally here, it's time to start looking ahead to the spring. Led by the 2017 State runner-up Nick Sharma, here are the 500 fastest 100m times in our database for Minnesota boys!
Rochester Century senior Aly Welch has two All-State honors to her name, and she had a lot of great stuff to say in our interview with her. Check it all out here!
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!
The Farmington girls make a big jump on the heals of their dominating win at the South Suburban Conference. Check out the rest of the newest coaches rankings here!
Minnesota's fastest boy and the reigning girls' State Champion highlight the South Suburban Conference Championships, the only major high school competition taking place today. Check out our preview here!
Check out our latest interview with senior Sam Moerbitz of Lakeville South, who is a five-time State Meet competitor in track and XC.
With conference competition almost upon us, 29 Minnesota and Dakota teams will gather at Arvig Park in Perham for the Harrier Classic for one more big tune-up. Check out out preview here!
Hopkins High School hosts the famous Bauman/Rovn Invitational on one of Minnesota's most legendary courses, designed specifically for cross country competition. Check out our preview here!
Today at the course that hosts the State Championships will play host to the St. Olaf Showcase, featuring a whopping 36 teams from all across the state. Read our preview of this massive meet here!
Check out the current XC team scores rankings for Minnesota girls as of August 30th.
Some top teams and exciting athletes will be competing on Friday at the Central Open at St. Catherine University, hosted by the Minutemen of St. Paul Central. Read out preview for it here!
As the girls XC season is so close to getting underway, here are ten Class AA teams that will be making waves this fall.
Noah Shafer's senior season for Lakeville South could hardly have gone better. Last year's 7th-place Class AA pole vaulter won the Hamline Elite Meet and vaulter 15-3 before taking home the State title.
In saluting Lakeville South's Ethan Buckles, we are saluting every persistent athlete who didn't let previous disappointments stop them from looking for and finding their niche.
You ready for the all-encompassing preview for the Hamline Elite Meet?? Here it is!
Eric Rousemiller is off to a great start this season as he already possesses a nearly-62 foot throw, but the Lakeville South senior also has received rave reviews for both his football skills and dancing ability.
Edina continues to top the coach's poll!
Oct. 5 coach's polls are out!
Class AA Girls XC Team coach's polls
Minnetonka continue to top the Class AA Girl's rankings.
Minnetonka tops the coach's rankings for Class AA Girls.
Chanhassen sprinter Jedah Caldwell reminded herself of the fast company in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Friday's Hamline Elite Meet. (via www.startribune.com)
Final Class AA girls coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 20, 2014.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 22, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 15, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
Cretin-Derham Hall sophomore Brieasha Hunter was poised to assume the role of fastest girl in the state Saturday at the Minnesota Class 2A high school track and field meet at Hamline University. (via TwinCities.com)
ST. PAUL — Taylor Wiebke cleared 5-9 to win the Class AA state title Friday. (via PostBulletin.com)
Wayzata’s Foster Conzet, right, handed off the baton to teammate Keante Johnson during the 4x200 meters at the True Team state meet. (via Minnesota Track Hub | MN High School Track)
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/14/13.
MSHSL Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/7/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/1/2013.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 9/23/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/16/2013.
Lakeville South girls cross country team competed recently in the Hopkins Invitational at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. Lakeville cougars start the varsity girls race. (MARLIN LEVISON/STARTRIBUNE(firstname.lastname@example.org) (via Minnesota Cross Country Hub | MN High School Cross Country)
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Minnesota's early cross country season has been plagues with high heat and humidity, causing a number of meets to be cancelled last week, and creating challenges for achieving fast times. While many athletes found themselves in the medical tent and a handful were brought to a local hospital to be treated for dehydration, the races went on!
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has named Megan Kilbride of Lakeville South High School and Jensen Orlow of Holy Family Catholic High School as the 2012 recipients of the organization’s college scholarships. The TCM College Scholarship is a one-time $5000 grant open to all high school seniors who participate in cross country or track and reside in the Twin Cities eleven-county metro area. Kilbride and Orlow were selected from a talented pool of applicants, based on academic performance shown through both grades and the strength of their curriculum; leadership at school or in a peer group; a commitment to community service or helping others and a dedication to maximizing running potential. (via )
Class AA coach's rankings released for the week of 10/31/11 - this is the final 2011 ranking.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 10/24/11.
Coach's rankings for the week of 10/17/11 released.
Coach's rankings for the week of 10/10/11 released.
This is a must read and see story and video. Josh Ripley Runner carries injured foe half mile
An Andover High School runner will be honored at the next Anoka-Hennepin school board meeting for helping an injured competitor during a race.
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.
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 we 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). Below is a quick preview into each event by class.
A trio of female track and field athletes -- two sophomores and a freshman -- have made their marks in events typically dominated by older competitors. (via www.startribune.com)
For the first time in the school’s history, the Lakeville South girl’s track team makes it into the True Team state meet where they will compete against a Lakeville North squad that is looking to improve on last year’s performance. (via Lakeville Patch' property='og:site_name)
The Lakeville North and Lakeville South boys and girls track and field teams were well-represented Friday at the Hamline Elite meet in St. Paul. (via Lakeville Patch' property='og:site_name)
Three Minnesota teams, including winners Wayzata boys and Eden Prairie girls, earn NXN Finals tickets while Tony Smorgiewicz and Allie Woodward claim individual crowns. (via ESPN RISE | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RANKINGS, RESULTS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, COLLEGE RECRUITING | HOW TO WIN)
A brisk day at St. Olaf College in Northfield showcased a bevy of new champions in the state cross country meet Saturday afternoon. (via www.twincities.com)
A very young Hastings boys cross country team made quite an impression at the section meet Thursday in Owatonna. The Raiders placed seventh out of 14 teams. The team didn’t have a senior competing on varsity, and the team’s top two runners are freshmen. (via www.hastingsstargazette.com)
Season's final Class AA team and individual rankings, courtesy of RaceberryJam. State Meet races begin at 1pm on Saturday, November 6th at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
The Winona Senior High cross country teams recently wrapped up their season, competing in the 1AA Sectional Championships held on Oct. 29 at the Brooktree golf course in Owatonna. The Winhawk girls (163) edged conference rival Owatonna (164) for fifth place out of fourteen teams. Third-ranked Lakeville South (40) and eighth-ranked Lakeville North (84) dominated the team competition with a one-two team finish. Rochester Century (102) placed third, while Albert Lea (138) took home fourth. (via www.winona360.org)
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.
The Burnsville girls cross country team tried to keep pace with some of the state's elite programs at the Lakeville Applejack Invitational Sept. 17 at Aronson Park. (via scoreboardmn.ourvarsity.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.