Check out nine of the top girls teams heading into the Nike Heartland Regional this Sunday!
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Check out our in-depth preview of every race at this year's MSHSL State Championships!
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
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!
The Alexandria Meet of Champions may not be as large as Swain, but it has just as much firepower from the state's elite teams and individuals, and could contain some of Minnesota's most revealing team battles.
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...
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....
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!
Faribault highlight the day in terms of firepower (especially on the girls side), but Cambridge and Moorhead will have some great competition themselves. Check out our previews of today's meets!
Check out the first update for this season's Minnesota XC Coaches poll!
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...
Check out the beginning of MileSplit50's boys team rankings
Check out the first edition of the 2018 XC Coaches Association Rankings!
Less than a week from the start of practices, let's take a closer look at ten of the top boys teams in Class AA heading into the season...
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 Stillwater graduate Alex Vagle, who was forced to miss most of his senior season with an injury to his knee, but made a name for himself with a State qualification as a junior...
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.
The Stillwater Area Boys set a meet record at the 2017 Hamline Elite meet in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Heartland Distance Summit, a two-day clinic for high school distance coaches, will take place June 29-30 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
The greatest teammates are not always the fastest. For Stillwater senior Nick Gag, the value he has given his team may only be matched by the value given to him by his teammates and his coach.
Twenty-five years ago, in 1992, the MSHSL State Championships moved to the Campus of St. Olaf College. Here are the top State performances ever since that move!
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!
It is only a matter of days until the Minnesota XC season concludes with the State Championships, and there is a lot to look forward to. Check out our previews for the final MSHSL competitions of the season!
Check out the final update for the MSHSL Coaches Association rankings, in light of all the dramatic action from Sections last week!
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!
Many of Section 4AA's greatest stars, like Innocent Murwanashyaka, Katie Anderson, or Danny and Laura Docherty were not Stillwater runners, but many more (like Wayde Hall, Jake Watson, Eli Krahn, and Ladia Albertson) were...
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!
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!
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!
Addison Stansbury is only in his second year of cross country, but he's already well on his may to etching his name on the prestigious walls of Stillwater history. Check out our interview with him!
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!
After 52 years, the Faribault Invitational is one of Minnesota's longest-running XC competitions, each year attracting some elite talent. Check out our preview for this meet here!
We're excited for the season to start, and it's going to be a great season! Here are some of the boys Class AA teams to watch out for as we are just only one week away from the official start of the fall XC season!
Taking the top 7 all-time 5K cross country performers in the MileSplit.com database for each team in the state, we attempt to rank the top boys XC all-time in Minnesota history.
This salute goes out to Stillwater senior Josh Phelps, who will enter Friday's State Championships as one of the top seeds in the 400 meters.
Ben Vanderbosch was on-site with photo coverage at Stillwater High School on April 21st for the Pony Relays.
Check out the boys XC team scores rankings based on scoring the season best 5K times of the top 7 runners of each team in the state of Minnesota.
Boys 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!
Top 5 unchanged in latest coach's poll!
Class AA Boy's Team coach's poll released!
Edina continues to hold down the top spot in the Class AA Boys Team Rankings
Final Class AA boys coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Class AA Boys coach's rankigns release for October 20, 2014.
Class AA boys coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class AA boys coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
Virtual meet preview for the high school boys gold race at the 2014 Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota on Saturday. MileSplit will be on-site with coverage.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 22, 2014.
After almost a month of XC action, there are some shakeups in the Saucony Flo50 team rankings. Jimmy takes a look at some of those changes on the guys' side.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 15, 2014.
Stillwater High cross-country runner Eli Krahn trains on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Krahn, ranked No. 2 in the big-school class, already has won three individual state championships. Last spring, he won both the Class 2A 1,600- and 3,200-meter titles at the state track and field meet. As a freshman, he won the 1,600 in a national-record time. He also has been a part of two big-school cross country championships. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi) (via TwinCities.com)
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
We teased you with a top 10 watch list article and a Who's #1?" video ranking the top 10 teams in the country. Now is the time to reveal our complete preseason top 25 national rankings of the best returning boys squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning boys cross country teams within the states of the NXN Heartland Region including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Eli Krahn 1,600 (via stillwatergazette.com)
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)
Bolstered by the return of sophomore Eli Krahn, the Stillwater boys’ cross country team captured its 11th conference title in the past 13 years under soggy conditions in Tuesday’s Suburban East Conference Meet at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Stacy. The Ponies, who featured nine runners receiving All-SEC honors, scored 34 points to easily surpass runner-up Mounds View (65) and the rest of the 10-team field. See Thursday’s Gazette or StillwaterGazette.com for story. (Contributed photo by David Brandt) (via stillwatergazette.com)
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.
York (IL) made a huge move to score the #3 spot with an impressive win at the Palatine Invitational with 49 points, a 15:02 average and a 48 second spread!
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/1/2013.
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.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013.
Eli Krahn, of Stillwater, MN has just set the freshman national record for 1600 meters, running 4:09.38 on June 8th at the Minnesota State Meet. He's the new kid on the block, but who is Eli Krahn? He comes from a high school that has a history of strong distance running. In the late '90s, the Stillwater Cross Country team was so good, they were selected by USA Today/Harrier poll as the No. 1 team in the country and were given the nickname, "The magnificent seven." Justin Britton was able to interview Krahn and give us a better insight about the next... (via FloTrack)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A banner day for senior Eric Colvin was a bittersweet one for members of the Stillwater boys’ cross country team after placing fourth in Sunday’s Nike Cross Heartland Regional at Yankton Trails Park. (via stillwatergazette.com)
Erin Finn dominated in MI! Montoya rips up state in AZ! Finn and Bos bring it in MI! Neale flies in WA! Hauger gets record 4th title in MN! (Photo by Pat Davey, runmichigan.com)
Bismarck gets 8 straight state titles, Leingang wins individually. Burcham and Drazba set records in WV. Alli Cash takes KS 6A state title! US#1 Edward Cheserek blasts 14:18 5k! (Photo courtesy of Bismarck HS)
When it comes to athletics, there's nothing more heartbreaking than a season-ending loss. Or sometimes, in the case of Stillwater boys' cross-country, a season-beginning defeat. The Class 2A defending champion Ponies began their title defense against Wayzata on Sept. 1, and the Trojans prevailed by one point. (via www.mncrosscountryhub.com)
US#7 Cardinal O'Hara runs near the front of the pack and sweeps top-4 places at county meet! Check out all the action here!
Check out the latest Track Chat with Wayde Hall, from Stillwater, MN. Wayde won the Milaca Mega meet last weekend and leads a powerful Stillwater squad this year. (Photo by Patrick Maurer)
Alli Cash rolls Rim Rock. US#1 Christian Brothers Academy started their quest for another national title in Wappingers Falls NY with a perfect 15 score. (Photo by Michael Frazier)
MileSplit's National Cross Country Rankings
Woodbury junior Abiola Abodunde led the way for the Royals at the Section 4AA Championships held last week at Stillwater High School qualifying for state in three events – the triple jump, the 400-meter relay and 1600-meter relay. For Royals fans, it was a great day at the track. The Woodbury boys and girls track and field teams are sending five individuals and two relay teams to the 2012 Minnesota State Track and Field meet this year. (via )
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Stillwater Running Club placed 10th on Saturday at the Nike Cross Nationals race at Portland Meadows.
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)
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Stillwater boys cross country coach Scott Christensen admits that going out for his team isn't for just any runner. (via TwinCities.com)
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.
Park nearly shocked the world of Minnesota high school track and field as four members of the Wolfpack boys team came five points away from winning the Class AA state championship. (via www.swcbulletin.com)
Foley’s Christian Scapanski (right) tries to catch St. Paul Humboldt’s Calvin Clark as he pulls away during the finish of the Class A 200-meter dash finals Saturday at the state track and field meet at Hamline University in St. Paul. Scapanski’s second-place finish in the race was the best of any area athlete Saturday at Hamline. / Special to the Times by Scott Theisen (via www.sctimes.com)
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.
In a meet that rewards team depth, the Woodbury boys and girls track and field teams showed they are strong from top to bottom at the Section 2AAA True Team meet, held Tuesday, May 10, at Eagan High School. (via www.woodburybulletin.com)
Outstandi ng personal performances highlighted fourth place finishes for both the Park boys and girls track teams at the Section 2AAA True Team meet, held Tuesday, May 10, at Eagan High School. (via www.swcbulletin.com)
EAGAN - This marks the 25th year the Minnesota Track and Field Coaches Association has sponsored a true team state meet and the Stillwater boys captured their 20th section title on Tuesday at Eagan High School. (via www.stillwatergazette.com)
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)
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.
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.
The 38th annual Lions Cross Country “Meet of Champions” will again feature the cream of the crop as more than 1,300 runners from 21 schools are expected to be on hand at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center tomorrow, Saturday. (via www.echopress.com)
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.
ROCHESTER - A short-handed Stillwater girls' cross country team still turned in its top finish of the season while placing sixth at Thursday's Rochester Mayo Invitational at Eastwood Golf Course. (via www.stillwatergazette.com)
For the second year in a row, Red Wing's Bryant Blahnik won the Rochester Mayo invitational. (via www.republican-eagle.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.