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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!
Some big names and great athletes are taking the course today on what looks like will be a wet Hyland Greens Golf Course in Bloomington, while smaller competitions take place all over the state...
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...
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...
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 Maret Elgren, a Chanhassen senior with a passion for running who decided, after several unsatisfying years, that she wanted to be better. And she made herself much better...
Chanhassen's Torin Christianson finished 13th at the 2017 State Championships on Saturday, and today he answers few questions for us, including giving a rundown of the Section 2AA Championships...
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!
It is one of the busiest, most exciting days of the fall! The last day of the regular season for Cross Country, today features twenty-two conference championship meets. Check out our previews for all of them here!
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!
Waconia High School will travel to Crown College to host twenty other teams at the Run of the Lakes. Among those teams will be the elite Marshall girls and the youthful Chanhassen boys.
Hopkins High School hosts the famous Bauman/Rovn Invitational on one of Minnesota's most legendary courses, designed specifically for cross country competition. Check out our preview 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!
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!
Vote below on who was the top girls individual performer in the state of Minnesota from last week's meets. Poll voting ends at Thursday at 9 PM.
Anastasia Korzenowski has been making high school running fans trip over her name for six years now, and coming off a career-best third-place finish in last fall's XC championships, she still has a lot left.
Alex Spillum certainly made a lot of noise as Chanhassen's star quarterback last fall, but he is equally skilled at leaping into sand pits, and he figures to make a lot of noise doing that this spring as well.
Check out the top boys freshman performances from the Minnesota State Cross Country Meet.
Find out who are the fastest cross country runners in the state of Minnesota by grade as well as top 500 deep rankings for each grade as of September 28th in the MileSplit database.
Check out the top 500 freshmen boys cross country times in the state of Minnesota as of September 21st in the MileSplit database.
Post-race interview with Chanhassen's Anastasia Korzenowski after winning the Bauman/Rovn Invitational for a second straight year.
Chanhassen sprinter Jedah Caldwell reminded herself of the fast company in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Friday's Hamline Elite Meet. (via www.startribune.com)
Neither rain, nor cold, nor wind, nor false starts, stays Chanhassen junior Jedah Caldwell from the swift completion of her running events. (via SWNewsMedia.com)
The talent Chanhassen has graduated on the track over the past three seasons — state champion Emily Castanias in distance, eight-time state qualifier McKenna Krause in sprints, state relay members Jill Wilder, Kylie Rumble, Anysia Brayboy, Tori Shear, and Carrie Yeakey — has been impressive. (via SWNewsMedia.com)
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 8, 2014.
Class AA boy's coach's rankings released for September 1, 2014.
ST. PAUL — Taylor Wiebke cleared 5-9 to win the Class AA state title Friday. (via PostBulletin.com)
Chanhassen's Emily Castanias, center, running a 400 meter dash during a recent meet at Wayzata high school. ] . (MARLIN LEVISON/STARTRIBUNE(firstname.lastname@example.org) (via Minnesota Track Hub | MN High School Track)
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.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 10/1/2013.
Coach's rankings released for the week of 9/23/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/16/2013.
Class AA coach's rankings released for week of 9/9/2013.
Minnesota's early cross country season has been plagues with high heat and humidity, causing a number of meets to be cancelled last week, and creating challenges for achieving fast times. While many athletes found themselves in the medical tent and a handful were brought to a local hospital to be treated for dehydration, the races went on!
Class AA coach's rankings for the week of 9/1/2013.
It was a great 2012-2013 in both cross country and track across the great state of Minnesota. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
Nine Chanhassen High School records were broken at the Section 7AAA True Team Track and Field Meet Wednesday at Eden Prairie. The Storm, going up against the entire Lake Conference, finished fifth in the boys standings and sixth in the girls race. (via )
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.