Thursday, October 23, 2014

HS Section Results

Section 1AA results are HERE.
Section 2AA results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)
Chaska boy's first, Chaska girl's second in Section 2AA
Sectiion 3AA results are HERE(boy's and HERE(girl's)
Section 5AA results HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)
Section 7AA results are HERE.
Section 8AA results HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)
Eagan girls, 3AA champs

Eastview girls, 3AA runners up.
Section 1A results are HERE.
Section 2A results HERE(boy's) and HERE(girls)
Section 4A results HERE.
Section 6A results HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)(results download as Microsoft Excel files)
Section 7A results are HERE.

News: RT Rankings; Mike Thorson Invite; Jack's Twilight Run; HS News; Bersagel,

Running Times HS rankings for girl's teams HERE, boy's HERE.

U-Mary meet named for coach Mike Thorson HERE.

Minnesota Daily story on Jack's Twilight Run HERE.

Stillwater Gazette report on the boy's team winning the SEC championship.  Eli Krahn out with a stress reaction HERE.

Northfield News on Northfield HS runners' preparation for Sectionals HERE.

Sun Sailor story on Wayzata girl's Lake Conference title HERE.

Lakeshore Weekly News on Wayzata sweep of team titles at Lake Conference meet HERE. Channel 12 video of the Section 6AA boy's and girl's races HERE.

Sun Sailor story on the Hopkins girl's team HERE. Boy's team HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe Sectional previews HERE.

Shakopee Daily News Sectional preview HERE.

Chaska Herald story on SW Christian HS's soccer player/XC runner Jake Pettit is HERE.

Norwegian video interview with Annie Bersagel about her upcoming run in the New York City Marathon HERE. It's in Norwegian, so have your translator ready.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

News: HS Section Results; NCAA DII, DIII rankings

MSHSL 4AA section results HERE(girl's) and HERE(boy's)

Joe Klecker wins boy's 6AA title.
MSHSL 6AA Section results HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Anna French wins the women's 6AA title
NCAA DIII national rankings HERE. DII rankings HERE.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

News NCAA Rankings; NSIC AOW/Recap; MIAC AOW; UMAC AOW; Ferlic; HS & College Results; PP AOW; Nofziger; Smock; Mankato Marathon

NCAA DI national rankings HERE.  DII regional rankings HERE. DIII regional rankings HERE.

UMD's Emi Trost, NSIC women's AOW
NSIC Athlete of the Week and weekly recap for women is HERE.  For men HERE.

MIAC Athletes of the Week for men HERE, women HERE.


Mason Ferlic selected Big Ten Athlete of the Week for third time this season HERE.

St. Bonifacius Invitational results are HERE

Lefty Wright Grade Level Championships are HERE(Junior and Senior boy's), HERE(J&S  girl's); HERE(Soph boy's), HERE(Soph and freshman girl's); HERE(Freshman boy's).

Pioneer Press Athletes of the Week Mahtomedi's Caitlin McGauley and Highland Park's Erin Moen HERE.

Strib story on Tartan's Sam Nofziger HERE.

Amanda Smock reviews the 2014 season HERE.

Mankato Marathon went on despite bomb threats HERE.

Monday, October 20, 2014

News: NCAA Rankings, AOW; Gophers, HS rankings; George Labelle

NCAA Regional rankings HERE.  USTFCCCA AOW HERE.

FloTrack  NCAA DI men's individual rankings HERE. DII women's individual rankings HERE. DIII women's individual rankings HERE. DIII men's individual rankings HERE.  DIII men's team rankings HERE. Women's DII team rankings HERE.

Minnesota Daily report on the Gopher men and women at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational HERE.

MileSplit HS boy's teams rankings HERE

George LaBelle obit is HERE. Archived story on LaBelle HERE.

Boy's HS Class AA XC Rankings

Boy's AA Cross Country Rankings Minnesota Coaches' Association
Week 8 (released 10/20/2014)
1              Wayzata
2              Hopkins
3              Stillwater
4              Edina
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              Eden Prairie
7              White Bear Lake
8              Chaska
9              Chanhassen
10           St. Michael-Albertville
11           Shakopee
12           Robbinsdale Armstrong
 Other Teams receiving votes: Rosemount, Woodbury

1              Connor Olson, Wayzata
2              Joe Klecker, Hopkins
3              Ian Eklin, Wayzata
4              Nick Wareham, Woodbury
5              Joey Duerr, Chaska
6              Jaret Carpenter, Wayzata
7              Micah Mather, Highland Park
8              Faysal Mahmoud, Burnsville
9              Chase Cayo, Stma
10           Owen Hoeft, Hopkins
11           Alex Berhe, Rosemount
12           Ashenafi Hatte, Washington Technology
Other Athletes receiving votes: Bailey Hesse-Withbro, Stillwater; Sam Thomas, Edina​

Girl's HS Class AA XC Rankings

Girl's Class AA Cross Country Rankings – October 20
1 Willmar                                                          
2 Wayzata                                                                                                                         
3 Edina                                                                               
4 Minnetonka                                  
5 Forest Lake                                   
6 Eden Prairie                 
7 East Ridge                     
8 Lakeville South                           
9 Eagan                                                 
10 Marshall                                       
11 Bemidji                                                                         
12 Chaska                                                                          
Others receiving votes:  Moorhead, St Michael Albertville, Duluth East, Totino Grace

1    Megan Hasz, 11                                         Alexandria                                                         
2    Bethany Hasz, 11                                      Alexandria                                                                         
3    Jenna Truedson, 12                                 Bemidji                               
4    Rachel King, 11                                          St Michael-Albertville  
5    Emily Covert, 8                                         Mpls Washburn                                                              
6    Anna French, 12                                        Wayzata                                             
7   Jasmyn Armstrong , 8                              Red Wing                           
8   Tess Misgen, 10                                          Shakopee                           
9   Emma Benner,  10                                     Forest Lake                                                       
10  Annika Lerdall, 10                                   Wayzata                                             
11 Anastasia Korzenowski, 10                     Chanhassen                                       
12 Lizzy Heil, 10                                              St Michael-Albertville  
 Others receiving votes:  Claire Boersma, 10  Marshall; Emily Betz, 12 East Ridge; Maria Berg, 11 New Prague; Hannah Oscarson, 11, Mpls Washburn; Michaela Keller-Miller, 11  Wayzata; Lauren Peterson, 8 Farmington; Anna Van Wyk, 12 Eagan  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

News: Mankato Marathon; Blankenship; Pennel;

Mankato Marathon weekend results for 10K, half marathon, and marathon are HERE.  5K results are HERE.

Ben Blankenship to run in the Kansas Road Mile on November 9, 2014 HERE.
Interview with Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 2014 men's champion Tyler Pennel HERE

Boy's HS Class A XC Rankings

October 20
1.       Martin County West                        
2.       Glencoe/Silver Lake                  .
3.       Holy Family Catholic                    
4.       Perham                                    
5.       Mora                               
6.       Waseca                                    
7        Holdingford                               
8.       Lake City                                  
9.       Minnehaha Academy                          
10.     LaCrescent                     
11.     St. Cloud Cathedral                                   
12      Jordan                                      

1.      Shane Streich,12,        Waseca 
2.      Ephraim Bird , 12,        Minnehaha Academy
3.      Isaac Overmyer,12,     Park Rapids
4.      Evan Ferlic,12,            Mound Park Academy
5.      Connor Schank,11,     Howard Lake/Waverly/W
6.      Andrew Zachman,12,   Holdingford
7.      Mike Destache,12,      St. Paul Academy
8.      Zack Emery,10,          LaCrescent
9.      Billy Bessman,12,         Perham
10.    Ben Burgett,12,            Willmar Community Christian
11.    Jonah Mayo,12,         Martin County West
12.    Reed Melicher,12,       Eveleth-Gilbert


Girl's HS Class A XC Rankings

October 20
1.       Trinity of River Ridge            
2.       Annandale                            
3.       Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB                      
4.       Perham                              
5.       Waseca                                    
6.       St. Paul Academy                  
7.       Dover-Eyota                                      
8.       Fairmont                                   
9.       Lanesboro/Fillmore Central          
10.     Holdingford                               
11.     Belle Plaine   
12.     Martin County West           

1.       Emily Donnay,12,                   EdenValley-Watkins/K
2.       Theresa Mueller,12,               Trinity of River Ridge
3.       Madison Schandelmeier,10,   Luverne Area  
4.       Alaysia Freetly,12,                 Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB
5.       Mary Naas,12,                      St. Paul Academy
6.       Beth Stevermer,9,                 United South Central
7.       Janessa Meulener,12,             Belle Plaine
8.       Anna Donnay,10,                  Eden Valley-Watkins/K
9.       Tierney Winter,11,                WEM-JWP
10.     Elizabeth Schlafke,11,            Annandale
11.     Marissa Carlson,12,               Bagley/Fosston
12.     Jessica Christoffer,9,             Jackson County Central

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oshkosh AAE Invitational Results; UMD 2nd in Team Race, Rivard 3rd Individual

UMD women take second in the 6K team race, Samatha Rivard third in individaul race in 20:59.  Team scores are HERE, DIII team scores are HERE. Individual race results are HERE.

In the men's race, Hart Horner lead Carlton to a thirteenth place finish(ninth among DIII teams) by placing ninth in 24:47.1.  Men's 8Koverall team results are HERE, DIII team scores are HERE. individual results HERE.

Mac's Kimber Meyer 4th, Winona State 2nd in Team Competition at Tori Neubauer Invitational

Macalester's Kimber Meyer finished fourth in the individual race and Winona State took second in the team competition at the Tori Neubauer Invitational on Saturday in Ettrick, WI.  Full results are HERE.

Wintheiser 3rd, Gopher Men Win Team Title at Jim Drews Invitational

St. Olaf's Grant Wintheiser finished third and the University of Minnesota men won the team title at the Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday.  Full results are HERE.

Battle Creek Challenge 8K XC Early Results

Top 22 at Battle Creek

Eric Johnson(first Master on left) and Stephanie Price(on the right) finish
the Battle Creek Challenge 8K.

Friday, October 17, 2014


Yesterday's news bits had the story of the high school runner, Melanie Bailey,  who carried another runner, Danielle LeNoue, during a race because LeNoue was injured.  More on the story plus video is HERE.

Wisconsin adidas Invite: Men

The Gopher men finished 20th with 486 points.  Aaron Bartnik placed 30th 24:11, Adam Zutz was 83rd in 24:31, Blaine Dulian was 108th in 24:41, Christian Skaret 134th in 24:51, Obsa Ali in 145th in 24:57, Charlie Lawrence 186th in 25:15, and Alex Brend 224th in 25:57.  Gopher summary is HERE.

Mason Ferlic(Michigan/Mounds Park Academy) finished 12th in 23:59. Michael VanVoorhis(Wisconsin/St. Paul Central) was 13th in 24:02.

Edina grad Will Burke(Michigan/Edina) placed 24th in the men's B race in 25:14.   Zack BenningWisconsin/Hastings) was 43rd in 25:47. Michigan photo gallery is HERE.

Men's  "A" race results HERE. B race HERE.
Start of the men's race

Wisconsin adidas Invite: Women

Results from the women's 6K have the Gophers finishing 15th with 462 points.  Liz Berkholtz was 35th in 20:34, followed by Becca Dyson in 58th in 20:47, Kaila Urick 77th in 21:02, Danielle Anderson 114th in 21:24, Haley Johnson in 178th in 21:55, Jamie Piepenburg in 190th in 22:02, and Kate Bucknam 225th in 22:29.Gopher summary is HERE.

Boise State's Emma Bates finished 6th in 19:47.  Griak champ Shelby Houlihan was 3rd in 19:41.

Women's results are HERE. NOTE:  There seems to be some confusion in the results scoring.  Another set of "Official" results is HERE.  The times don't change, just the places and it says that no team scores were kept.  I'm sure they'll sort this out eventually...

In the women's B race the Gophers were 7th with 161 points in preliminary results.  Bailey Ness finished 22nd in 21:40, Taylor Mikkalson was 50th in 22:15, Madeline Strandemo was 57th in 22:19, Stacey Swatek 70th in 22:33, Chelsea Pettit 78th in 22:55, Rebecca Rethwisch 85th in 23:05, Megan Bailey was 95th in 23:18,  Andie Zeman was 101st in 23:33, and Anne Ferguson 105th in 23:49. Full women's B race results are HERE.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

News: Hyytinen; PP AOW; Gophers; HS Results; Sportsmanship

Strib story on Farmington's Justin Hyytinen HERE.

Centennial's Reed Kurak and Blaine's Sarah Olson are Pioneer Press Athletes of the Week HERE.

Minnesota Daily story on the Goper teams prior to this weekend's meets in Wisconsin HERE.

Duluth News Tribune partial results for Proctor Invitational are HERE.

Perham Focus report on Perham sweep of the team titles at the Park Rapids Invitational is HERE.

Northfield News on Northfield HS results at Big 9 XC Championships HERE.

Waseca County News summary of Waseca HS teams' performances at the Big South Championships HERE.

Worthington Daily Globe report on the Big South Championships HERE(girl's) and HERE(boy's). Reports on the Red Rock Conference Championships are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Red Wing Republican Eagle report on The Hiawatha Valley League Championships HERE, and the Big 9 Conference Championships HERE.

Shakopee Valley News report on Shakopee HS performances at the South Suburban Championships HERE.

Girl's Hornet Mile TT results are HERE

Strib story on North Dakota HS runners and sportsmanship is HERE.

News: NXN

Running Times reports that NXN is moving from the oft muddy horse track to Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland.  Story is HERE.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Drone's Eye View: the Future is Here?

If you've read newspapers or watched/listened to the news on TV/Internet/radio, you know that drones being touted as the next "big thing."  Well they've arrived in running as the video below shows.

St. Olaf Invitational from Tom Daymont on Vimeo.

Tom Daymont, son of St. Olaf coaches Chris and Dick Daymont, created the St. Olaf Invitational drone video.

A discussion of the potential for the technology as well as the issues that will need to be addressed before and/or if the technology allows more close up coverage HERE that includes another drone video of a XC race in Maryland.

In a comment on the drone videos  Garry Wilson said there was talk of trying a similar experiment at the Griak Invitational.  There are a host of legal, security, and liability issues that have to be worked out before the use of such devices gets beyond this aerial panorama view coverage to  actually being the technology for video coverage of not only cross country, but road races as well.  As the incident at the recent Serbia, Albania soccer match illustrated, some uses of drones can and will create problems (See CNN article HERE)

Right now, companies, such as FloTrack, film races from the back of golf carts.  Video cameras on motorcycles provided coverage for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.  Imagine what could be done with advanced drones with the equipment to get wide angle and close up views of a race as it unfolds. Drone technology, like the internet, was developed by and for the military.  The military has the "deep pockets" to do the necessary developmental work on these products.

If, however, companies, such as Amazon and others who are already investigating the feasibility of using drones in their businesses, creates a market for affordable drones, then the drone could be a "game changer" for many industries.  Will be interesting to watch how this evolves.  As these videos illustrate using the technology is already on the "radar" for those who want to do more creative things.  When creativity combines with the potential for making lots of money, new industries are created.   

News: High School; NCAA Rankings; MSHSCA Coaching Awards; Wisconsin adidas Invite Preview; Goucher

Eden Prairie News story on the Lake Conference meet is HERE.

NCAA DII national rankings are HERE, DIII HERE.

MSHSCA  Coaches of the Year selections were awarded last weekend.  Listing of the coaches by sport is on page 10 of MN Prep Coach George Haun Award Winner on page 26, Assistant Coaches of the Year on page 32 HERE

Wisconsin adidas Invitational preview from USTFCCCA is HERE. Gopher men's(includes participation of osome team members running in Jim Drews Invitational) preview HERE, women(includes information on Tori Neubauer Invitational) HERE.

Part 2 of FloTrack's Kara Goucher documentary HERE.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News: HS Results and Photos; Tufts 10K, NCAA Rankings; MIAC AOW; NSIC WIR/AOW; Kenyan/East African runners; Wottle/Pre

St. Paul City Conference results are HERE(girl's) and HERE(boy's)

St. Paul Suburban East team results are HERE, individual girl's results are HERE, boy's HERE.

Big South Conference meet boy's results are HERE, girl's HERE.

Metro East Conference results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Central Lake Conference results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Big Nine Conference results are HERE.

Hiawatha Valley League Conference results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's).

Three Rivers Conference Championship results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Tri Metro Conference results are HERE.

Granite Ridge Conference results are HERE.

Mississippi 8 Championship results are HERE.

Wright County Conference results are HERE.

Chaska Herald on Chaska HS's sweep of the team titles at the Metro West Conference Championships and Joey Duerr's return to XC competition is HERE. Full results are HERE.

Shakopee Invitational results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

New Prague 3K meet results are HERE.

Dundee Invitational results are HERE.

Watertown Invitational results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's).

Lakeshore Valley News story on Wayzata sweep of Lake Conference team titles is HERE.

Prior Lake American on Prior Lake High School's boy's team HERE and girl's team HERE results from the Southwest  Suburban Conference Championships(SSC). Prior Lake boy's photos HERE, girl's HERE.

Facebook Photos of the Burnsville girl's HERE and boy's HERE at the Southwest Suburban Conference Championships.

Shakopee Valley News on Shakopee HS results at the SCC Championships are HERE.

Eden Prairie News on Eden Prairie HS results at the Victoria Lions meet are HERE.

Chanhassen Villager story on the team's results at the SCC meet is HERE.

Jordan Independent story on the Jordan boy's team win and girl's results at the Minnesota River Conference Championships is HERE.

Savage Pacer story on Burnsville's   Faysal Mahmoud is HERE.

Mid State Conference Meet results are HERE(boy's) and HERE(girl's)

Park Rapids Enterprise report on the Perham Invitational HERE.

Tufts 10K results HERE  Look at places 60 and 61
Finishers 61(left) and 60(right) in Tufts 10K

MIAC Athletes of the Week HERE(women) and HERE(men)

NSIC Week in Review and AOW HERE(men) and HERE(women).

NCAA DII regional rankings HERE, DIII  HERE.

Sports scientist Ross Tucker on Kenyan runners, the sub-two hour marathon HERE.

Wottle vs Pre in 1973 in Eugene HERE.