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Stillwater High School

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Salute To Seniors - Alex Vagle Bill Peyton Jun 14, 2018

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...

A MEGA Preview for a MEGA Meet! Milesplit MN Staff Sep 22, 2017

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!

A Salute To Josh Phelps Mark Rice Jun 6, 2017

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.

High Schools: Stillwater cross country runner Eli Krahn has 'something to prove' Teri Durbin Sep 9, 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

National Preseason XC Rankings - Boys Teams Brandon Miles Aug 29, 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. 

Boys cross country: Krahn joins Ponies for SEC victory Teri Durbin Oct 19, 2013

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 for story. (Contributed photo by David Brandt)   (via

New Kid On The Block: Who is Eli Krahn? Jun 13, 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)

Boys cross country: Stillwater’s run ends at regionals Nov 21, 2012

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

Track Chats - Wayde Hall Aaron Rich Oct 1, 2012

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)

Woodbury track & field: Lots of Royal blue at state meet | Woodbury Bulletin | Woodbury, Minnesota Jun 6, 2012

  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 )

Stillwater 10th at Nike nationals Dec 8, 2011

      PORTLAND, Ore. - The Stillwater Running Club placed 10th on Saturday at the Nike Cross Nationals race at Portland Meadows.    

Smoragiewicz wins again at Heartland regional Nov 14, 2011

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)

State track and field: They pushed for their best | St. Cloud TIMES | Jun 12, 2011

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

State Meet Preview - Boys Class A and Class AA Teri Durbin Jun 9, 2011

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.

2011 Cross Country Season Section Assignments Keith Clark Mar 17, 2011

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 Rankings Nov 2, 2010

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.

October 11th Cross Country Polls Oct 11, 2010

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.

Updated Polls for Class A and AA Oct 4, 2010

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.  

New CC Polls Following Big Weekend of Races Teri Durbin Sep 27, 2010

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. 

Current Cross Country Rankings Teri Durbin Sep 21, 2010

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.

Cross Country Polls Released Today Sep 7, 2010

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.