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MileSplit Minnesota continues its all-decade team release with the boys 400m and 1600m relay.
Checkout our selections for the Minnesota Girls All-Decade Cross Country Teams.
Checkout our selections for the Minnesota Boys All-Decade Cross Country Teams.
Take a look at the performances of Minnesota's NXN qualifiers.
Check out the career progress of Minnesota's boys Nike Cross Nationals Qualifiers
Check out a list of social media posts from across Minnesota on National Signing Day.
Many of Minnesota's best shined at NXR Heartland on Sunday.
The first Nike Cross Nationals Regional is up this weekend in South Dakota. Here's the breakdown.
The MileSplit Minnesota Staff digs into the data for a Nike Heartland Region preview!
Checkout our virtual meets and in-depth previews for all four state championship races!
The final class AA coaches poll was released on Monday morning.
Follow along as the 2019 Minnesota State Meet field is filled out this week!
Checkout our virtual meet data and section previews for Class AA.
The final regular season class AA coaches poll is out.
The Week Eight Class AA Coaches Association Poll is here.
Stay updated with our cross country coverage central board for week seven.
The class AA coaches rankings are out for week seven!
The week six class AA coaches association rankings are out!
Week five is full of competitive meets as the season heats up on our results board!
We're just a few days away from one of the biggest regular season meets in the Midwest, The Roy Griak Invitational
Check out our preview of the outstanding girls races at the 2019 Roy Griak Invitational
The Class AA MNXCCA Coaches Polls are fresh off the press following a week with lots of competition.
Checkout the new MNXCCA Class AA Polls for the week!
Coverage of this week's meet results and action is live!
The Class AA Coaches Polls were announced on Monday!
Wayzata is No. 2 on the MileSplit50 preseason top 25 rankings countdown
Check out the release of the girls MileSplit50 national team countdown ahead of the XC season
Mounds View Boys and Wayzata girls along with some impressive individual performances highlighted a big day a the St. Olaf Showcase.
A small group of meets gets a few big names under way this week!
It's time to take a look at a few of the top girls teams to watch in the Class AA state title race.
Our staff previews a list of boys teams to watch in the Class AA state title race this fall!
MNXCCA announced their Class AA preseason rankings today!
MN Milesplit Staff gives you ten Class AA girls names to watch this season!
We reached out to each of the teams competing at True Team State this week to tell us about themselves and what it means to make it. Here's what they all had to say...
The final pieces are in place for next weekend's True Team State Championships. Check out the full list of teams who will be traveling to Stillwater High School in just a few short days!
Check out the 500 fastest girls and 500 fastest boys in the 800m run returning for the 2019 season!
Dante White began his track career while still living in Malaysia, but has been a force both for Wayzata and his Minnesota Elite Club team since junior high. Learn a bit more about this talented jumper and sprinter...
Final girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of December 11th
Recapping the girls race at Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday in Portland, Oregon
Some of the MileSplit staff made their predictions on who will finish top five at Saturday's Nike Cross Nationals race at Glendoveer Golf Course, in Portland Oregon.
See how all the MileSplit50 teams and individuals who competed this weekend performed.
Check out nine of the top girls teams heading into the Nike Heartland Regional this Sunday!
Check out the top nine boys teams in the heartland region vying for a spot at Nike Cross Nationals!
A breakdown of the key moments from Minnesota's state championships
Lots of big action this week with several state meets.
Check out our in-depth preview of every race at this year's MSHSL State Championships!
One bumpy setback hasn't stopped the Wayzata girls cross country team from reaching for their goals
We gathered all the performances from October 22 to October 27 that athletes in the MileSplit50 rankings have run.
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
With Sections week finally upon us, the runners for many schools who will not run later this week get one more shot to show off their ability in Minnesota's most historic JV race.
Current JV girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of October 18th.
Four conference championships and one massive invitational will feature some of Minnesota's top teams and runners, including (hopefully) America's newest marathon star Tierney Wolfgram.
Yorkville's big win on Saturday will go down as a great win, but the Foxes have more work to do
As dozens of teams gather at Les Bolstead, some top Minnesota and North Dakota schools will travel to Willmar today for their homecoming invitational. Check out our preview of that meet here!
Current girls XC team scores rankings in all 50 states and the team at the top of each state's leaderboard as of September 26th.
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....
Check out the first update for this season's Minnesota XC Coaches poll!
Emily Covert's record performance highlighted a huge day at the St. Olaf Showcase, featuring over 2000 runners in a span of two races getting their seasons kicked off right...
The St. Olaf Showcase is back and bigger than ever, featuring some of the biggest athletes and teams, not only in Minnesota, but across the nation as well. Check out our preview for this huge meet!
Look to Saint Cloud today for the state's only racing action as the Wayzata boys hit the grass for their first official competition, as well as a bevy of other schools from the Central Lakes Conference...
Check out the first edition of the 2018 XC Coaches Association Rankings!
Who are the top returning teams in each state? We project the fastest returning teams as well as links to full statewide rankings in all 50 states using our XC team scores rankings feature.
As we continue our series of previews, it is now the turn of the top Class AA girls teams to be examined. Will these teams live up to the their hype? Check out Minnesota's strongest returning squads for 2018...
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...
Yesterday we looked at some of Class AA's top returning boys. Today, we highlight ten girls who will be gunning for wins and high places in the big school class this fall.
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!
Has your season officially come to an end, but still feel the need for competition? Wayzata High School is hosting their annual open Last Chance competitions. Check out more info here...
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!
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!
Wayzata head coaches Mark Popp and Dave Emmans were named the Minnesota USTFCCCA Coaches of the Year. Declan got a chance to catch up with both men for their reflections on this past season.
State Champion, All American, and part of one of the best teams in the nation, Wayzata senior Khalid Hussein has collected a lot of memories over the years to go along with his hardware.
NXN is almost here. Check out this preview of the boys teams and individuals ahead of the big meet.
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!
Breaking down the greatest batch of team portraits in NXN history.
We will be tracking all throughout the NXN Regional qualifying meets whos in and whos out of NXN.
Out of five NXR races so far, how would the top four teams score against each other in a meet?
The No. 1 runner on the No. 4-ranked team in the country signed with the University of Minnesota.
The MileSplit LIVE crew debates whether Wayzata will beat FM at NXN
The MileSplit LIVE crew examines how the NXR Heartland region will shake out
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!
Check out the replay of our lateste MileSplit LIVE show from November 6, 2017.
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!
See which are the strongest teams in each NXN region.
See which are the strongest teams in each NXN region.
Check out the final update for the MSHSL Coaches Association rankings, in light of all the dramatic action from Sections last week!
Class 6A powerhouses went toe-to-toe at the MSHSL Section championships on Wednesday.
Connor Olson, Anna French, TC Lumbar, Alex Gits, Joe Klecker, Shannon Bergstedt, Aaron Bartnik, Cassy Opitz, and many many more. The list of top 2000 Section 6AA performances is as star-studded as it gets!
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!
The elite are holding steady in the composite team rankings, and none are more elite than Wayzata High School, who continue to be the top Class AA boys and girls team in Minnesota.
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.
The Lake Conference and Northwest Suburban Conference highlight the day which includes five Conference Championships and six total meets. Check out our previews for each one here!
With the Lake Conference as we now know it having existed since the fall of 2010, running each year at the famous Gale Woods Farm, let's take a look at the top 2000 Conference performances since then!
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.
Wayzata High School will be back in full force today for the first time since Griak, and they'll take on not only come talented Minnesota teams, but our neighbors to the West as well. Check out our preview
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!
Check out the full Roy Griak boys gold race 5K held on the Les Bolstad Golf Course at the University of Minnesota
Check out action from some of the biggest meets this weekend.
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!
The MileSplit LIVE crew examines what may happen in the Roy Griak boys gold race on Saturday in Minnesota
Putting together a best case scenario virtual meet of the Roy Griak Invitational, here's what would happen
Here are the top five teams who will battle it out at the Roy Griak Invitational.
The crew at MileSplit LIVE builds a case for Wayzata (Minnesota) as the No. 1 team in the country
Check out how Minnesota girls so far this season compare to their 2016 season best times!
Here's a breakdown of some of the top things to happen from the Sep. 1-2 week
The MileSplit LIVE crew breaks down some of the nation's top teams and top contenders moving forward
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!
Check out the current XC team scores rankings for Minnesota boys as of August 30th.
Check out the top 25 girls cross country teams every year in the state of Minnesota over the past 10 seasons.
Up next on our Flo50 boys countdown is No. 13 Khalid Hussein
As the girls XC season is so close to getting underway, here are ten Class AA teams that will be making waves this fall.
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!
Look at who performed the best over the past track season in the 1600 meter run and returns for the upcoming cross country season.
Brooke Young, electing to forgo hockey and instead focus on following in her mother's footsteps, will take over the reins of being the senior leader for Wayzata's storied program this upcoming XC season.
Vote below for the Minnesota girls track & field freshmen athlete of the year. Poll closes at 9 PM CT on Friday, July 14th.
Check out the fastest 500 boys returning XC returnees in the state of Minnesota based on season best returning 5K times from last fall.
You ready for the all-encompassing preview for the Hamline Elite Meet?? Here it is!
Few of Minnesota's top runners have come as far as Wayzata senior Jeremy Gilbertson, who was a thrower in middle school before joining the distance team to get in shape for hockey.
Wayzata Senior Gemechu Meskele didn't move to the US from Ethiopia until five years ago, and didn't start running until he moved to the US. But it didn't take long for him to emerge as an All-State athlete.
The best girls programs in the history of Nike Cross Nationals taking the top 7 runners' performances from each school at all past 12 NXN races then scoring as a meet.
A look ahead to next year's NXN Regionals with top returning boys individuals and teams from this year's regional race results.
Who's qualified so far?
Take a look at the time improvements among the top senior boys cross country runners in Minnesota since their freshmen year times.
Minnesota's Wayzata and Edina picked up the team auto qualifier spots to NXN
With the NXN Heartland Regional coming up this weekend, we take a look at the fastest performing teams and individuals this season in the region's states.
What are speed ratings? What do they mean? Which teams have have been earning the best rated performances this season?
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 XC team scores rankings in the state of Minnesota for Class A & AA. Based on XC team scoring 5K performances in the MileSplit database as of September 30th.
Check out some of the top snaps from the week!
Check out interviews of some of Wayzata top runners.
Watch interview with Khalid Hussein on his 4th place individual finish and leading the Wayzata boys to the team title against a national class field at the Roy Griak Invitational.
A lot surprising results will shakeup the high school rankings.
Check out the top boys teams in the state of Minnesota as of September 22nd based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
Interview with Wayzata boys cross country coach Mark Popp after team's win at the Metro Invitational on Saturday, September 17th.
Check out the top girls teams in the state of Minnesota as of September 14th based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
Check out the top boys teams in the state of Minnesota as of September 14th based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
The Minnesota XC Coaches Association released its first in-season edition of cross country rankings for the 2016 season. Below can find the top 12 ranked teams and individuals as of September in Class AA.
Check out the top girls teams in the state of Minnesota as of September 6th based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
Check out the top boys teams in the state of Minnesota as of September 6th based on XC team scoring all of the 5K times currently in the MileSplit database for the 2016 season.
In an early season opportunity to race on the Minnesota State Cross Country Championships course, both Jaycie Thompsen of Wayzata and Alex Miley of Maple Grove made the best of building their confidence towards November in scoring individual wins at Friday's St. Olaf Showcase.
Check out the top returning boys cross country teams in the state of Minnesota based on scoring the top 7 returnees' fastest 5K times on each squad from last fall's cross country season.
MileSplit previews the top returning girls teams of the meet.
We give you a quick preview of the section meets in one of America's best running states.
Edina continues to top the coach's poll!
Top 5 unchanged in latest coach's poll!
Oct. 5 coach's polls are out!
Class AA Girls XC Team coach's polls
Class AA Boy's Team coach's poll released!
Edina continues to hold down the top spot in the Class AA Boys Team Rankings
Minnetonka continue to top the Class AA Girl's rankings.
Minnetonka tops the coach's rankings for Class AA Girls.
Check out photos from the St. Cloud Apollo Early Bird Meet on August 31st!
MileSplit is counting down to the cross country season by releasing the Top 10 Team Rankings
Anna French's record-breaking achievements at Wayzata High have earned her the Athena Award as her school's most outstanding senior female athlete for 2014-15. (via sailor.mnsun.com)
After his Wayzata boys won their second straight Minnesota state title and finished a team-best second at Nike Cross Nationals, Bill Miles was named National Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA. It was a special season for Miles, as perhaps his best team ever dovetailed with his final season as a high school coach. He spoke on the phone with me this week; we covered the tweaks he made to jump thirteen spots in one year, competing in America's best five-team conference, and what he'll miss about coaching. (via USTFCCCA)
Graham Maas shows us how he trains and competes in the modern pentathlon.
The F-M boys achieved a first for themselves & also helped achieve a first in NXN meet history.
Projected order of the 22 teams that will toe the line for NXN in Portland on Saturday
Projected order of the 22 teams that will toe the line for NXN in Portland on Saturday
Wayzata's Connor Olson has officially signed to run cross country and track and field for the Gophers. MN Milesplit had a chance to catch up with Connor to learn more about his choice, goals for the future and advice to younger runners.
After dominant wins at state meet & NXN Heartland, the Wayzata girls are back in Saucony Flo50 Rankings.
Watch as Wayzata girls reign supreme again in Heartland & Hasz twins try to double team Stephane Jenks.
Watch as Olin Hacker pulls away in 15:05 course record & Wayzata boys repeat as Heartland Region champs.
WI state champ Olin Hacker and MN state champ Bethany Hasz score individual wins.
Meet preview with top picks and PreRace Interviews with both Wayzata teams
Jimmy breaks down the past weekend's state meet highlights including some impressive records that went down
Wayzata shows their dominance in the state of Minnesota yet again
Jimmy evaluates the top boys teams in the nation as State meets heat up
Final Class AA girls coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Final Class AA boys coach's rankings released for the 2014 XC season.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 20, 2014.
Class AA Boys coach's rankigns release for October 20, 2014.
As expected, the deep and talented Wayzata cross country teams swept the Lake Conference Championships on Thursday, Oct. 9 at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. (via SWNewsMedia.com)
The past two weeks have produced the most unexpected and wildly exciting changes in the Saucony Flo 50 rankings, specifically the boys Teams.
Class AA boys coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 13, 2014.
Class AA boys coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for October 6, 2014.
Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #6 (Monday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 27th).
Class AA girls coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 29, 2014.
WATCH Olin Hacker's 15:35 Win & Replay of the Gold Boys Race from the 2014 Roy Griak Invitational.
Pre-race interview with two of the top runners for the US #3 Wayzata boys (including US #24 ranked Connor Olson, who are the favorites to win the Roy Griak Invitational team title and later in the season could be NXN contenders.
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.
Class AA girl'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 girls' side.
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 girl's coach's rankings released for September 15, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 15, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 8, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
Class AA girl's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
Vote for MileSplit's National Boys XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 10 boys cross country teams from 9 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.
Vote for MileSplit's National Girls XC Team Performance of the Week #1 (Monday, August 25th through Saturday, August 30th). The following 9 girls cross country teams from 7 different states had national noteworthy wins in major invitationals and meets this past week. Pick the one that most impressed you. Voting ends on Thursday, September 4th at 8 PM ET.
The defending Nike Cross Nationals girls champions of Wayzata had a strong opener in Wisconsin on Saturday at the Columbus Catholic Invitational. Anna French led the squad as the race winner in 19:34 on a difficult 5K course at Wildwood Park, while the remaining top five for the US #3 ranked squad ran as a pack finishing in places 6 through 9 within 1 second with times rang from 20:25 to 20:26.
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.
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 girls squads in the nation for the 2014 XC season.
Jimmy breaks down the top 10 pre-season ranked boys teams.
Jimmy releases the pre-season team rankings (top 10) on the girls side and breaks down why those teams fall where they do.
The following 10 high school cross country boys teams have been selected as part of our Saucony Flo 50 pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to look out for in top national races this fall.
The following 10 high school cross country girls teams have been chosen as part of our pre-season watch list for the upcoming season as the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the very top tier of returning squads to watch for this fall in the biggest national meets of the season (in alphabetical order).
Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the Wayzata girls of Minnesota.
Pre-season scouting report on a national powerhouse cross country program in the Wayzata boys of Minnesota.
A list of the top 25 fastest returning girls cross country teams within the states of the NXN Heartland Region including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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.
Who are the powerhouse programs and track & field factories of the United States? Which team produces the best milers, quarter milers, half milers, two milers, sprinters, and hurdlers? Well MileSplit has those answers for you as our database can do a lot of things including show the deepest high school teams in each running event by taking the top 5 fastest on each team and averaging out for the fastest team averages to rank the squads nationally in order.
Wayzata’s Foster Conzet, right, handed off the baton to teammate Keante Johnson during the 4x200 meters at the True Team state meet. (via Minnesota Track Hub | MN High School Track)
Wayzata girl's break the Fayetteville-Manlius 7 year winning streak to take the title on Saturday.
Minnesota roared in the girl’s Heartland Regional Championships in Sioux Falls this afternoon as twin sisters Bethany and Megan Hasz went 1-2 in the individual race and Wayzata placed five in the Top 40 to cruise to the girl’s team title over East Ridge (MN). (Photo by Jesse Coy)
It was a meet of “firsts” for Brooking’s Addison Dehaven on the individual side and Edina in the team competition this Sunday at Yankton Trails, the site of the 2013 Nike Heartland Regional Championships. (Photo by Jesse Coy)
2014 Nike Heartland Boys Preview. Who are the teams and individuals that have what it takes to make NXN? Photo by Kernit Grimshaw (kernit.zenfolio.com)
Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets. However, a few squads are already firing up the furnace for post-season action.
Conference, District, Regional and State meets are upon us and teams will begin resting up to compete well at their championship meets before gearing up for the post-season championship meets. Therefore the rankings haven't changed much this week with the exception of a VERY strong Davis squad moving up to #1 and a few more teams added to the watch list.
Christian Brothers Academy (NJ) rolled again this weekend to retain their perch atop the rankings and add to their legend, by winning with 90 points and a course record 12:44.34 team average. But that's not all!!
Simi Valley (CA) showed up big at the Clovis Invitational, winning with 60 points and the 6th fastest total team time average on the course! (Photo by Bob Binnie)
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/14/13.
It was a quiet week on the team front, but there were still a few fireworks on display.
MSHSL Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/7/2013.
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!
Down goes the empire! At least for now... The girls from Unionville were absolutely unstoppable, putting up 45 points and a 17:32 average to topple Fayetteville-Manlius, 79 points and a 17:59 average.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/1/2013.
Minnesota athletes were very successful in the various high school races at the Griak Meet held on September 28 at Les Bolstad Golf Course on the campus of the U of M.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 9/23/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/16/2013.
Athlete: Connor Olson Year: Junior School: Wayzata High School Location: Plymouth, MN 1600m PR: 4:16.99 3200m PR: 9:08.27 (via Runner's World)
Sitting around one morning before his eighth-grade year, Wayzata’s Ian Eklin received a little prodding from his mother, Karen. (via Minnesota Cross Country Hub | MN High School Cross Country)
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013.
The Trojans amassed 830 points to beat out the host school Stillwater by 23 points and Lake Conference rival Hopkins who scored 736.5 on the evening.' property='og:description (via Lake Minnetonka Patch)
Six. That was the windchill at the Nike Heatland Regional Meet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota today at the Yankton Trails Park. Cold weather, however, took a backseat to some of the best cross country racing of the year at the Yankton Trails Park.
Kroy (York IL) get their 9th straight NXN berth, Carmel girls win 2nd straight at NXN MW! Ashley Erba, Alex Riba get individual wins! (Photo by Ken Moreland)
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)
A jack-in-the-box can cause an infant to be surprised. Some people can be easily startled if someone taps on their shoulder when they are not expecting it. Rachel Eickhoff was surprised to find herself in the lead pack girls varsity race at the Apollo Early Bird Invitational on Monday at the VA Medical Center. (via www.sctimes.com)
Photo by Joe Brown ST. PAUL - The "Beau Show" has come to a close. After qualifying for the 100- and 400-meter championship races at Day 2 of the Class AA state track and field championships, Marshall senior sprinter Beau Bofferding brought home a pair of medals, taking third in the 400 and sixth in the 100, ending his high school career in style. (via )
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.
Broadwell reaches goal of getting under 16 minutes (via St. Cloud TIMES)
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)
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's top high school track and field athletes were on display at the Hamline Elite Meet Friday. (via www.kare11.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.
The Alexandria boys’ cross country team traveled to Sioux Falls on November 14 to take on the best talent in the Midwest at the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional meet at Yankton Trail Park. (via www.echopress.com)
Three Minnesota teams, including winners Wayzata boys and Eden Prairie girls, earn NXN Finals tickets while Tony Smorgiewicz and Allie Woodward claim individual crowns. (via ESPN RISE | HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RANKINGS, RESULTS, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, COLLEGE RECRUITING | HOW TO WIN)
The Minnesota contingent competing in Sioux Falls last weekend had significant success in each race, and will send on a number of athletes to the 7th Annual NXN Nationals at Portland Meadows in Portland, OR on December 4, 2010.
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)
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.
You could say Friday's Section 6AA cross-country meet went off as expected. The No. 1 ranked Eden Prairie girls won their race, with ease, and advanced to next week's state meet. (via scoreboardmn.ourvarsity.com)
Eden Prairie placed all five of its runners in the top 10 while winning the Lake Conference Girls Cross Country Championships title. (via www.mnsun.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.
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.
If ever there was a time for Burnsville's boys' cross-country team to shine again, this year is as good as any. (via www.startribune.com)
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.
The Burnsville girls cross country team tried to keep pace with some of the state's elite programs at the Lakeville Applejack Invitational Sept. 17 at Aronson Park. (via scoreboardmn.ourvarsity.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.
Cathedral girls beat Elk River, defending state 2A champ (via www.sctimes.com)
One week from now, 44 teams will be in Portland, and each with the dream of contending for the national championship of high school cross country. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Highlights and Results from: NB Ocean State Inv. (RI), McDonald's XC Festival (VA), McQuaid Inv. (NY), Roy Griak Inv. (MN), Stanford Inv. (CA), Carlisle Inv. (PA), Jim Danner Inv. (OR), Culver Inv. (IN), Palatine Inv. (IL), LoboCat Inv. (CO), Albuquerque Academy Inv. (NM) & Midwest Meet of Champs. (OH) The best weekend yet. That's an easy way to describe this weekend's national cross country action. Most of the top teams in the land took part in an invitational, with some teams coming up very big. US#5 York (IL) kicked off their season by winning the Palatine Invitational, one of the big highlights of the weekend thus far.
With so much action this past weekend, our coverage spilled over Monday into our weekly News & Notes section. The Woodbridge and Mt. Carmel Invitationals are highlighted, which saw some impressive individual and team results, including a few upsets. See what else took place, as well as our weekly look ahead.