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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)...
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...
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...
Class AA has a new number one, and a few other tweaks and shifts have occurred. Check out the latest update to the Coaches Polls!
Just a bit north of the Twin Cities, Mora will play host to around 20 teams, while just a bit south 20 more will gather at Baylor Park in Norwood. Check out our previews of those meets, plus a few others today...
There is a lot of power packed into today's six meets, ranging from places like Moorhead to Wabasha, with five of them featuring ranked individuals or teams. Check out our previews for each meet here!
Check out the first edition of the 2018 XC Coaches Association Rankings!
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!
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!
In one of the biggest and longest-running cross country meets in Minnesota, the 67th annual Swain Invitational begs to be one of the most competitive yet. Check out our preview here!
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.
Esko High School leaped onto everyone radar with a runner-up finish at the Milaca Mega Meet, and as a result have jumped into the top five for Class A teams. Check out the rest of the rankings here!
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!
Check out our preview for the Hayfield Invitational!
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class A boy's coach's rankings released for September 1, 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)
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/14.
MSHSL Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/7/2013.
Class A coach's rankings released for the week of 10/1/2013.
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.
Class A coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013
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.
With two indoor meets under their belts, Kingsland's varsity track teams are this week starting outdoor competition, beginning with a meet at Chatfield Tuesday, April 12. Coach Jim Hubka has 15 letter winners returning from last year plus two letter winners from 2009 back on the squad this year. (via www.hometown-pages.com)
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)
NORTHFIELD — St. Cloud Cathedral has a rich history of cross country success and accolades. And Saturday, both the girls and boys squads added another chapter at the Class A state meet at the St. Olaf campus. (via www.sctimes.com)
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.
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.
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.