Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Zivec Ranked #1 ... Without the Asterisk

The latest Minnesota high school cross country polls have been released, and there is only one change at the top of the eight team and individual rankings -- a subtle one.

Grand Rapids' international student Jacub Zivec has had the asterisk removed from his #1 ranking. Zevic, who is only allowed to compete as a JV runner this year, is now the lone #1 individual in the Class AA boys ranks.

Last week, Zivec shared the #1 rank with Mahad Hassan of Willmar, and the Czech national also had an asterisk placed after his ranking.

Learn more about the Zivec situation HERE and HERE.

Full Class AA rankings can be found below.

Full Class A rankings can be found HERE.

Class AA Boys

1 Wayzata
2 Eden Prairie
3 Edina
4 White Bear Lake
5 Moorhead
6 Stillwater
7 Forest Lake
8 Owatonna
9 Minneapolis South
10 Alexandria
11 Lakeville South
12 Chaska

1 Jacub Zivec, Grand Rapids JV
2 Mahad Hassan 12 Willmar
3 Zach Mellon 12 Buffalo
4 Besufekad Shannon-Tamra 12 Hopkins
5 Robel Kebede 12 Mpls. South
6 Lukas Gemar, 10, Moorhead
7 Jeremy Drenckhahn 12 Wayzata
8 Eric Truedson, 12 Bemidji
9 John Holt, Roseville
10 Jakob Lindaas, 12, Moorhead
11 Ryan Evan, 12, Centennial
12 Kemal Jarso, 11, St. Paul Central

Class AA Girls

1 Eden Prairie
2 Lakeville North
3 Minnetonka
4 Woodbury
5 White Bear Lake
6 Chaska
7 Eastview
8 Monticello
9 Hopkins
10 Moorhead
11 Visitation
12 Stillwater
13 Prior Lake
14 Shakopee
15 Coon Rapids
16 Waseca

1 Claire Guidinger, 11, Winona
2 Jamie Piepenburg, 9, Alexandria
3 Cassy Opitz, 12, Eden Prairie
4 Laura Docherty, 12, Cretin-Derham Hall
5 Katie Moraczewski, 12, White Bear Lake
6 Julia Harrison, 10, Mound-Westonka
7 Emma Bates, 11, Elk River
8 Alexandra Rudin, 10, Eden Prairie
9 Maria Hauger, 8, Shakopee
10 Erica Seidenkranz, Monticello
11 Kaila Urick, 10, Chaska
12 Caitlin Hewes, 10, Stillwater
13 Laura Hughes, 11, Mankato West
14 Rachel Drake, 12, White Bear lake
15 Hannah Kellermann, 11, Sartell
15 Slaine Kelly, 11, Holy Angels


Coach Moorhead said...

Let's hear from the rankers as to why this young man is included in the "Minnesota Cross Country State Rankings".
The bottom line, is that he will not be running in Sections nor be able to qualify for State.
After watching him compete at Swain, I don't doubt that he is the "top high school aged" distance runner in the state. But and it's a big however, he is a visitor to MN and that's it.

nate said...

He is the fastest high schooler in MN. They are rankings, not a state meet prediction, so the fact that he will not run at state is irrelevant. The only dissapointing part about it is that the other runners will not have the opportunity to toe the line and make him prove that he is the best (at least until footlocker MW).

miller said...

I'm going to assume that the rankers removed the asterisk solely because of my rant on this subject last week. DtB comments hold that kind of power.

Now I'd like to see that Bemidji kid move up a couple of spots in the rankings. He's been underrated all year!

Let's go Lumberjacks!