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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 teams and runners congregating on the Par 30 golf course in Chaska, while a dozen smaller maats take place all over the state. Read about today's races...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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 59th edition of the Fergus Falls Invitational will feature more than 20 teams, including some of Class A's best. It will also provide a lot of clarity about who's the team to beat in Section 8AA.
Create your own virtual meet each varsity race at the Milaca Mega Meet!
Runners are going to fly in Little Falls today for the 52nd Lucky Lindy Invitational, including one the the nation's best freshman and a team looking to make a case to be among Minnesota's revered elite.
Perennial powerhouses Edina and Hopkins will face off along with teams like Shakopee, Orono, and Rogers as Champlin Park hosts the Rebel Northwoods Invitational at Northwoods Park on Friday the 25th.
Girls results merge with team scores and top 500 times from all races on the day at the 2016 Milaca Mega Meet. Race videos on the way!
Check out photos from the St. Cloud Apollo Early Bird Meet on August 31st!
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.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 9/23/2013.
What a great day to be a runner - nearly 4,500 runners converge on the small community of Milaca for the Milaca Mega Meet.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/16/2013.
A jogger struck and killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line has been identified as a 19-year-old Phillip Gregory LaVallee, of Otsego. The Wright County Sheriff's Office said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn. (via minnesota.cbslocal.com)
Erica Seidenkranz (Monticello) has committed to the University of Minnesota - Duluth and will compete in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track as a "bulldog". Erica has had a wonderful high school running career with many athletic success, but she is also very successful in the classroom and is currently ranked #1 in her class with a 4.0 gpa. Because of this combination, she was very fortunate to have been recruited by many top athletic and academic schools across the country, and narrowing it down to a manageable number was difficult.
Hello everyone! Our names are Erica and Amber Seidenkranz. We run cross country at Monticello High School. Erica is a Senior and Amber is a sophomore.
For the second straight year, Tony Smoragiewicz proved that he's not just the best high school cross country runner in the state, but the best in the Midwest. (via The Argus Leader)
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.
Stillwater boys and Monticello girls clearly showed why they are both nationally ranked teams.
Foley's Gapinksi breaks 15-year-old meet record (via www.sctimes.com)
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.
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)
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.
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)
For her next trick, Shakopee's Maria Hauger hopes to qualify for the Foot Locker national cross-country championships later this month. If she does, it's off to San Diego for the race. (via www.startribune.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.
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.
LITTLE FALLS -- Elena Danielson finished in third place in a time of 14 minutes and 52 seconds to lead the St. Cloud Cathedral girls cross country team to a third place finish as a team at the Myron Ahle Lucky Lindy meet Thursday afternoon. (via www.sctimes.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.