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.
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Check out our preview for the massive Long Prairie Invitational today at 4:30!
Check out our preview for today's Wolverine Invitational hosted by Wadena-Deer Creek!
In the geographic center of Minnesota, Staples Motley will host their aptly-titled Central Minnesota River Run, while playing host to 13 other teams. Read our preview here!
Annandale girls top the Class A coach's poll.
Class A girl's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/14.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 9/16/2013.
Class A coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
WADENA — Both Perham Cross Country teams defended their titles at the Johanna Olson Wadena-Deer Creek meet in two dominating team performances at Whitetail Run Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. The boys team took six of the top eight places led by defending champion Keeghan Hurley. The girls placed five in the top nine spots led by runner-up Brynnan Covington and Lizzie Fudge in third place. “We actually use this race as kind of a tempo run,” Hurley said. “We start out slow and try to close as hard as we can.”
Class A coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013
Entering the 2012 season, there wasn’t one Detroit Lakes’ girl trackster who knew what it was to compete in the State True Team meet, something which was a common feeling amongst the Laker squads of over a half a decade ago. That will now soon change. (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.
ST. PAUL – Winning is nothing new for Haylie Zenner, but she sure makes it look that way. (via www.inforum.com)
The Perham cross-country teams compiled another long list of accolades at the completion of section playoffs last week. (via www.eotfocus.com)
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.
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.
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.