We have every section covered. Check out our in-depth previews for all 16 Section Championships taking place this week, the most dramatic week of the season for Minnesota Cross Country
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Check out what to expect tomorrow at the biggest high school cross country meet in the world!
Fast times, breakout performances, and a crazy come from behind win highlight this week of XC. Check out ten things that stood out to us!
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....
We collected some of our observations of the events of this past week in cross country, and we want to hear yours! Check our our first Grains of Thought" article...
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!
It is August, and the cross country season is nearly here. Check out our sneak peak of ten Class AA boys who will have State Championships aspirations once the gun goes off on the year!
We salute Parker Wilhoit, an athlete who nearly lost his passion for running only to find it again and come oh-so-close to earning a qualification to the State cross country championships...
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!
This year's Hamline Elite meet is more loaded than ever. You don't want to miss these eight events in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Minneapolis Washburn Cross Country has come a long way in the past five years, and Joseph Minor has played a vital part in it. Declan catches up with Minor so he can describe the ride and what comes next!
Minnesota is well-represented this year at NXN in both quantity and quality. Check in for one last glimpse at what can be expected before the gun goes off later today!
Roseville junior Acer Iverson's modest beginnings as a runner could not stop his guts and grit that have defined his rise, leading to his entrance into possibly the most prestigious competition in high school XC.
For this week's article, check out Declan's recap and personal summary of yesterday's State Championship races, including a first-person insight into the unfolding of the Class A boys race!
Kicking off Section competition will be possibly the two deepest, most competitive sections for both genders this week, Section 4AA (featuring Stillwater and White Bear Lake) and the infamous Section 6AA
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!
Can anyone beat Tierney Wolfgram or Acer Iverson right now? We'll find out in the coming weeks. In the mean time, check out the time times of Conference Week for both boys and girls!
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!
Every year, it seems that the same comments are made and the same frustrations arise; "Why is this section so good?" Declan Dalhberg shares his thoughts on how Sections are aligned in Minnesota.
If Swain contains the star power of Class A, then the Alexandria Lions Meet of Champions boasts the who's who in Class AA, including Stillwater, Edina, Marshall, and Mounds View. Check out our preview here!
Roseville's Bergen Haag has improved every meet this year, and her most recent race has given her the top time of all Minnesota 8th-graders. Check out the top boys and girls in each grade this fall!
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.
On the cusp of the season's second half with Conference and Sections getting closer every day, ten teams gather in Red Wing to create a talented field with multiple ranked teams, let by the host team.
156 teams. Nearly 6000 runners. And one small town with a population of under 3000. Put it together, and you get the biggest high school XC race in the world. Check out our preview for the Milaca Mega Meet!
What better way to wrap up the first week of intense XC competition than with a stacked two-mile race with many of the top teams and individuals in the state? Check out our preview for the Irish Invitational!
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!
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!
Take a look at last year's biggest improvements by sophomore boys from their freshmen year in cross country times within the state of Minnesota.
We salute Roseville senior Eamon Kuhne, a runner from a family of runners who hasn't missed a single day of running at least two miles in almost two years.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
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.
The cold, wet conditions didn't prevent Megan and Bethany Hasz from posting impressive performances today.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/16/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for the week of 10/31/11 - this is the final 2011 ranking.
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.
The East Ridge boys and girls track and field teams were represented at Friday’s Hamline Elite meet held at Hamline University in St. Paul. (via Woodbury Patch' property='og:site_name)
OAK PARK HEIGHTS - The Stillwater boys' track and field team had not won the Pony Classic since 1998, so the Ponies didn't mind waiting a few extra days after snow led to the popular event getting postponed after the snow on Saturday. (via www.stillwatergazette.com)
ROSEVILLE — White Bear Lake coach Richard Samuelson beams about his young girls track and field outfit, and with just cause. (via presspubs.com)
When it comes to coaching a spring high school sport, dealing with the weather issues Minnesota has this time of year is just part of the job. Roseville Area High School girls track and field coach Mark Sotebeer has been at odds with the elements since 1982 and this will be his 30th and final season. (via www.rosevillereview.com)
Red Wing’s Luke Johnson set a meet record in the shot put Saturday at the University of Minnesota High School Indoor Championships with his winning throw of 61 feet, 4 inches. (via www.republican-eagle.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.
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.