Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NCAA DI Men's XC National Coaches' Poll

                                        NCAA DI Men's XC National Coaches' Poll
                                                                         HERE

NCAA DI Women's XC National Coaches Poll

                                     NCAA DI Women's XC National Coaches Poll
                                                                       HERE

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Boy's AA HS Cross Country Rankings

Minnesota Coaches' Association
Week 3 (released 9/18/2017)
Teams:
1              Wayzata
2              Edina
3              Stillwater
4              Minnetonka
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              Eden Prairie
7              Mounds View
8              White Bear Lake
9              Sartell
10           Red Wing
11           Rosemount
12           Chanhassen
 Other Teams receiving votes: Winona

Individuals:
1              Grant Price, Wayzata
2              Khalid Hussein, Wayzata
3              Addison Stansbury, Stillwater
4              Max Manley, Edina
5              Acer Iverson, Roseville
6              Joseph Minor, Washburn
7              Isaac Basten, Buffalo
8              Luke Labatte, Rosemount
9              Mitchell Tolander, Wayzata
10           Adam Wilkinson, Minnetonka
11           Blake Buysse, Wayzata
12           Owen Gage, Edina
Other Athletes receiving votes: Caleb Haugland, Washburn; Benjamin Olson, Blaine

Girl's HS AA Rankings

 9/18 
Teams
1 Edina                                                                                                           
2 Minnetonka                                                             
3 Wayzata                              
4 Mpls. Washburn                  
5 Willmar       
6 Marshall      
7 St Michael Albertville         
8 Forest Lake                                      
9 Henry Sibley                                                            
10 Stillwater                           
11 Shakopee                          
12 Becker       
 Honorable Mention:   Farmington, Eden Prairie , Roseville, East Ridge                  

Individuals
1       Sophie Whicher, 12, Minnetonka                             
2       Emily Covert, 11, Mpls Washburn                                                           
3       Anna Fenske, 9, Farmington 
4       Emily Kompelien, 12, Edina
5       Emma Atkinson, 10, Wayzata
6       Caroline Sasson, 10, Wayzata 
7       Annalise Davis, 11, St Michael Albertville                
8       Maria Rickman, 12, Edina 
9       Rhynn Paulsen, 10, Wayzata                     
10     Brianne Brewster, 11, Lakeville South                      
11     Elizabeth Halbmaier, 12, Minnetonka                      
12     Ingrid Bulceag-Ara, 10, Sartell                                  
Honorable Mention:  Liesl Paulsen 10 Eden Prairie,  Ali Weimer, 8, STMA; Regan Duffy, 11, Forest Lake

NCAA DI Men's Cross Country Regional Rankings


NCAA DI Women's Cross Country Regional Rankings


St. Scholastica's Casey Hovland an Athlete of the Week

St. Scholastica's Casey Hovland an Athlete of the Week
                                                St. Scholastica summary HERE
Hovland wins St. Olaf Invite women's race

Gil Dodds Invitational Results

Gil Dodds Invitational Results HERE
North Central(MN) summary HERE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION CLASS A RANKINGS

September 18, 2017      

BOY'S TEAMS:                           
1.       Perham                                    
2.       Mankato Loyola/Cleveland      
3.       Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop         
4.       Greenway/NK                              
5.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB           
6.       Jordan                                  
7        Mora                                         
8.       Minnehaha Academy                
9.       Annandale                                
10.      St. James Area                          
11.     West Central Area                     
12      RAACHE    
                            
INDIVIDUALS:
1.       Declan Dahlberg   Mounds Park Acad.
2.       Matt Steiger                     LaCrescent
3.       Geno Uhrbom              Greenway/NK
4.       Keiser Freetley   Lac Qui Parle Valley   
5.       Owen Keiser                            Jordan
6.      Jake Paron                       North Shore
7        Lucas Pierson                     St. James
8.       Emmett Anderson      Staples-Motley
9.       Jacob Bright          West Central Area
10.     Ethan Olson             Moose Lake/WR
11.     Christian Sterton            Ada-Borup
12      Nathan Runck    Mountain Lake Area
         
GIRL'S TEAMS:                          
1.       Fairmont                              
2.       Perham                                          
3.        Annandale                           
4.       Cotter                                  
5.       Stewartville                          
6.       Belle Plaine                         
7.       Luverne                                    
8.       Minnehaha Academy                
9.       Lake City                                   
10      Maple Lake                              
11.     Providence Academy  
12.     Lanesboro Filmore Central       

INDIVIDUALS:
1.       Grace Ping                                Cotter
2.       Tierney Wolfgram Math&Science Acad.          
3.       Lauren Ping                             Cotter
4.       Marissa Whitehead   Martin County West
5.       Morgan Gehl     Murray County Cent.
6.       Makenna Thurston Lake Cyrstral WM/N
7.       Ava Hill                         Mesabi East
8.       Katherine Geist                 Crookston
9.       Lexi Bright          West Central Area
10      Kayla Christopherson    Austin Pacelli
11.     Caitlin Covington                   Perham
12.     Kira Sweeney             Staples-Motley

Great Cow Harbor 10K Results

Great Cow Harbor 10K Results HERE
Rob Molke 9th.  Jon Peterson 15th. Eric Loeffler 1st 40 year old male finisher.

Lance Elliott's Heartland Classic Photo Gallery

Lance Elliott's Heartland Classic Photo Gallery HERE

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Memories of Steve Hoag

Steve Hoag wasn't born with the physical gifts that would have tempted him to seek a career in  basketball or hockey.  Lucky for us it was  among distance runners where Steve was a giant. He was a Big Ten champion on the track for the Gophers.  On the roads a runner up in the Boston Marathon.
Steve Hoag(Left) and Ron Daws(right) on a training run

He touched the lives of most runners, however, as a running store trail blazer.  Back in the 1970s Garry Bjorklund and John Naslund started the running store movement in the Twin Cities with a small shop in Dinkytown called Body 'n Sole.  That morphed into GBS Sports(Garry Bjorklund Sports) with Steve as a partner.  That shop was located near Macalester College on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

Other running entreprenuers joined Hoag and the franchise and kept it going.  Phil Jenni, today the Executive Director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, was involved, as well as Chris Fuller. Hoag would move on to a store of his own in Edina, Marathon Sports, now owned by John Long as Fleet Feet Marathon Sports.  Hoag was the engine behind the proliferation of running stores in the Twin Cities area.

Hoag's efforts paved the way for Perry Bach and the Run'n Fun franchise that blazed the trail for running entrepreneurs who now operate their own stores in the Twin Cities.  After selling Marathon Sports to John Long, Hoag "retired."  That retirement was mostly full of coaching high school runners at a number of schools.  His last stop being as an assistant coach for Minnetonka. It was his way of giving back to the running community and for him to stay in touch with the sport he loved.

Star Tribune obit HERE.
2007 Running Minnesota Interview HERE
University of Minnesota tribute to Steve Hoag HERE
Paul Raether's tribute to Steve and Ron Daws HERE

Services are pending.



St. Olaf Invitational Results

St. Olaf Invitational Results HERE
Men and Women's Team Champs: U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Ben Blankenship Features

Ben Blankenship Features from the Alaska Dispatch News HERE and HERE

Friday, September 15, 2017

Joe Klecker 5th in Colorado State Invitational

Joe Klecker 5th in Colorado State Invitational, the opening meet for Colorado U on September 1. Summary HERE

Jaret Carpenter and Emma Benner Win Individual Titles at Indiana Intercollegiate Championships

Men's race results HERE.  Women HERE
Jaret Carpenter  and Emma Benner Win Individual Titles at Indiana Intercollegiate Championships
Carpenter and Benner
Recap and Interviews click HERE



Rochester Mayo Invitational Results

Rochester Mayo Invitational Results HERE
Girl's Varsity HERE
Boy's Varsity HERE
8th grade boys on the starting line

Eveleth Lions "A" and "AA" Invitational Results

Eveleth Lions "A" and "AA" Invitational Results
Varsity Class A Girl's HERE
Varsity Class A Boy's HERE
Varsity Class AA Girl's HERE
Varsity Class AA Boy's HERE

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hutchinson Invitational Results

Hutchinson Invitational Results
Varsity Boy's 5K HERE
Varsity Girl's 5K HERE

Delano Invitational Results

Delano Invitational Results HERE

Rum River Invitational Results

Rum River Invitational Results HERE

Lucky Lindy Invitational Results

Lucky Lindy Invitational Results HERE



New London Spicer Invitational Results

New London Spicer Invitational Results HERE

Private School Championships Results

Private School Championships Results HERE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NCAA DIII Women's Coaches' Poll Rankings

                                          NCAA DIII Women's Coaches' Poll Rankings
                                                                        HERE

NCAA DIII Men's Coaches' Poll Rankings

                                           NCAA DIII Men's Coaches' Poll Rankings
                                                                           HERE

NCAA DIII Regional Rankings

                                                 NCAA DIII Regional Rankings
                                                                       HERE

NCAA DII Women's Coaches Poll

                                              NCAA DII Women's Coaches' Poll
                                                                      HERE

NCAA DII Men's Coaches' Poll Rankings

                                                NCAA DII Men's Coaches Poll
                                                                    HERE

Lexi Zeis, Benjamin Allen NSIC AOW

NSIC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WEEKLY RELEASE NO. 2 HERE

NSIC MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WEEKLY RELEASE NO. 2 HERE

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Byron Invitational Results

Byron Invitational Results HERE

Twin Cities Challenge Results

Twin Cities Challenge 
Boy's Varsity Results HERE
Girl's Varsity HERE
Mpls VS St Paul Boy's Teams HERE
Mpls VS St Paul Girl's Teams HERE

Dover-Eyota Invitational Results

Dover-Eyota Invitational Results HERE

NCAA DI XC Men's Coaches' Poll

                                               NCAA DI XC Men's Coaches' Poll
                                                                      HERE

NCAA DI XC Women's Coaches' Poll

NCAA DI XC Women's Coaches' Poll HERE

NCAA Top 5 Women's DI XC Team Rankings

NCAA Women's DI XC Rankings

Top 5 NCAA DI Men's Teams

Top 5 NCAA DI Men's Teams

Monday, September 11, 2017

NCAA DI Men's XC Regional Rankings

                                                 NCAA DI Men's Regional Rankings 
                                                                        HERE

NCAA DI Regional Women's Rankings

                                        NCAA DI Regional Women's Rankings 
                                                                          HERE

CLASS A HS XC RANKINGS

STATE CROSS COUNTRY COACHES’ ASSOCIATION
Sept. 11th, 2017      
                                       
BOY'S TEAMS:                           
1.       Perham                                    
2.       Mankato Loyola/Cleveland      
3.       Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop         
4.       Greenway/NK                          
5.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB           
6.       Mora                                     
7        Minnehaha Academy               
8.       Annandale                                 
9.       LaCrescent                               
10.      RAACHE                                
11.     St. James                                  
12      Jordan      

 INDIVIDUALS:                              
1.       Declan Dahlberg   Mound Park Acad.
2.       Matt Steiger                     LaCrescent
3.       Keiser Freetley   Lac Qui Parle Valley
4.       Geno Uhrbom              Greenway/NK
5.       Jake Paron                       North Shore
6.       Owen Keiser                            Jordan
7        Ethan Olson            Moose Lake/WR
8.       Jacob Bright          West Central Area
9.       Lucas Pierson                     St. James
10.     Nick Meyer           Wabasha-Kellogg
11.     Emmett Anderson      Staples-Motley
12      Nathan Runck    Mountain Lake Area
        
GIRL'S TEAMS:                          
1.       Fairmont                                  
2.       Perham                                         
3.        Annandale                               
4.       Luverne                                   
5.       Stewartville                             
6.       Minnehaha Academy          
 7.      Maple Lake                           
8.       Lac Qui Parle Valley/DB           
9.       Lake City                                  
10      Belle Plaine                              
11.     Lanesboro Filmore Central  
12.     Canby/Minneota                       

INDIVIDUALS:
1.       Grace Ping                 Cotter
2.       Tierney Wolfgram    Math&Science Acad.          
3.        Lauren Ping               Cotter
4.       Morgan Gehl     Murray County Cent.
5.       Kira Sweeney             Staples-Motley
6.       Marissa Whitehead   Martin County West
 7.      Makenna Thurston  Lake Cyrstral WM/N
8.       Katherine Geist                Crookston
9.       Ava Hill                          Mesabi East
10      Kayla Christopherson    Austin Pacelli
11.      Grace Mallack  Howard Lake/Waverly/W
12.     Kristin Kalhoff                       Albany


USATF Minnesota August Athletes of the Month

Mason Ferlic
Laura Utke
MENDOTA HEIGHTS – In his Falmouth debut, Minnesotan Mason Ferlic put together two great performances on back-to-back days, earning him USATF Minnesota’s Athlete of the Month Award for the month of August. First, on Saturday, August 19th Ferlic placed 7th in a very deep field at the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile with a time of 4:05.82. Then on Sunday the 20th, the next day, Ferlic placed 6th at the legendary Falmouth Road Race in a time of 34:14 for the 7-mile distance. Over the years few athletes have been bold enough to attempt this double, let alone see the success Ferlic did with two top seven finishes.
 
Ferlic is a 2011 graduate of Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, and was a 3-time Minnesota State Champion and 5-time All-State honoree in track & field, as well as a State Champion and 2-time All-State honoree in cross country. Ferlic was also the 2011 Minnesota Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year. While competing collegiately at the University of Michigan, Ferlic was a 5-time All-American in cross country and track & field, and was also the 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Champion in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. More recently, Ferlic finished 9th at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, and was 5th at last year’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 3,000 meter steeplechase as well.
 
On August 5th-6thLaura Utke, a 1999 graduate of Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, won the Masters National Title for the Throws Pentathlon in the Women’s 40-44 age group at the 2017 USATF Masters Throws Championships in Worcester, Massachusetts, earning her the honor of USATF Minnesota’s August Athlete of the Month. A lifelong thrower and competitor, Utke is currently ranked #1 in the world in the Ultra Weight Pentathlon and #4 in the world in the Throws Pentathlon.
 
While competing as a Cobber, Utke was a two-time Division III All-American thrower in the hammer throw and the weight throw and was Concordia’s first MIAC Outdoor Track & Field Champion ever. She is also still the Cobber school record holder in the weight throw. Additionally, she was a 2-time Academic All-American while carrying a 3.85 GPA in Physical Education and Psychology.

Congratulations to Mason and Laura! 
 
We welcome your nominations!
To nominate an athlete for USATF Minnesota’s Athlete of the Month award, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to mskuzara@csbsju.edu with the subject line “Athlete of the Month Nomination”.

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Boys AA Cross Country Rankings

Minnesota Coaches Association
 Week 2 (released 9/11/2017)

Teams:
1              Wayzata
2              Edina
3              Stillwater
4              Minnetonka
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              Eden Prairie
7              Mounds View
8              White Bear Lake
9              Rosemount
10           Sartell
11           Chanhassen
12           Red Wing
Other Teams receiving votes: Maple Grove


Individuals:
1              Grant Price, Wayzata
2              Khalid Hussein, Wayzata
3              Addison Stansbury, Stillwater
4              Max Manley, Edina
5              Acer Iverson, Roseville
6              Joseph Minor, Washburn
7              Isaac Basten, Buffalo
8              Luke Labatte, Rosemount
9              Mitchell Tollander, Wayzata
10           Owen Gage, Edina
11           Blake Buysse, Wayzata
12           Adam Wilkinson, Minnetonka
Other Athletes receiving votes: Tom Breuckman, Andover; Caleb Haugland, Washburn