Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Thorson Climbs to Top of Class AA Boys' Ranks

Wayzata senior Josh Thorson, who won the Columbus Catholic Invitational in Marshfield, Wisconsin on Saturday, has vaulted to the top of the MSHSL Class AA boys' individual cross country rankings this week.

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At the meet, Thorson beat #6-ranked Tom Linner Stillwater, who finished third and Cole O'Brien of Burnsville, the State Meet runner-up in 2010 and the #1-ranked runner in the Class AA preseason poll, who finished fourth.

(The runner-up at Marshfield was Hudson, Wisconsin junior Ryan Kromer, the son of former University of Minnesota stand-out John Kromer.)

The top of the rest of the Class AA ranks remained unchanged: Stillwater and Monticello still lead the team rankings and Shakopee junior Maria Hauger -- who romped at the Rolf Melby Invitational at St. Olaf on Saturday -- still tops the girls' individual rankings.

In Class A, the top team spot remain unchanged: the St. Cloud Cathedral boys and Adrian girls still pace the division and Blake's Brandon Clark still tops the boys' individuals.

The top-ranked Class A girl this week is now Clare Flanagan of Blake who moved from #7 to #1 in the latest poll.

Find complete rankings below ...

Class AA

Boys' Teams

1. Stillwater
2. Wayzata
3. Rosemount
4. Edina
5. Moorhead
6. Andover
7. White Bear Lake
8. Eastview
9. Mounds View
10. Eden Prairie
11. Owatonna
12. Sartell – St Stephen

Others receiving votes: Burnsville, Forrest Lake, Mahtomedi, Monticello

Boys' Individuals:

1. Josh Thorson, Wayzata
2. Zach Roozen, Mounds View
3. Glen Ellingson, Moorhead
4. Cole O'Brien, Burnsville
5. Riley Macon, Rochester Mayo
6. Tom Linner, Stillwater
7. Nathan Rock, Rosemount
8. Mubarik Musa, Worthington
9. Jan Ketterson, Bloomington Jefferson
10. Joel Reichow, White Bear Lake
11. Joey Duerr, Chaska
12. Connor Olson, Wayzata

Others receiving votes: Tyler Broadwell, Sartell - St Stephen; Ahmed Bule, St Paul Central; Will Burke, Edina; Wayde Hall, Stillwater; Sidney Speir, Eagan; Parker Wharram, Mound Westonka

Girls' Teams:

1. Monticello
2. Lakeville South
3. Eden Prairie
4. Andover
5. Prior Lake
6. Wayzata
7. Roseville
8. Eagan
9. East Ridge
10. Sartell
11. Alexandria
12. Stillwater

Girls' Individuals
1. Maria Hauger, 11, Shakopee
2. Jamie Piepenburg, 12, Alexandria
3. Erica Seidenkrantz, 12, Monticello
4. Nicole Heitzman, 11, Andover
5. Amber Seidenkratz, 10, Monticello
6. Kaelyn Williams, 12, Robbinsdale Cooper
7. Jenna Truedson, 9, Bemidji
8. Danielle Anderson, 11, Eagan
9. Emily Knapczyk, 12, Robbinsdale Armstrong
10. Chrissy Monson, 11, Albert Lea
11. Taylor Scholl, 12, Prior Lake
12. Piper Bain, 12, Edina

Class A

Boys' Teams:

1. St. Cloud Cathedral
2. Minnehaha Academy
3. Perham
4. Esko
5. Winona Cotter
6. Waseca
7. Blake
8. Albany
9. Mora
10. Plainview-Elgin-Millville
11. LaCrescent
12. St.James

Boys' Individuals:

1. Brandon Clark Blake
2. Jonnathan Surber St. James
3. Shane Streich Waseca
4. Byron Schuldt Nevis
5. Matt Welch Proctor
6. Nick Stoks Canby-Minneota/LinHi
7. Jacob Siekmeier Math&Science Acad
8. Cade Ekstrom Madelia/Truman
9. Charlie Lawrence Foley
10. Jesse Delgado Waseca
11. Matt Schrupp Winona Cotter
12. Micheal Wagner Eveleth-Gilbert

Girls' Teams:

1. Adrian
2. St. Cloud Cathedral
3. Blake
4. LaCrescent
5. Waseca
6. Albany
7. Annandale
8. Park Rapids
9. Perham
10. United South Central/AC
11. Trinity at River Ridge
12. Esko

Girls' Individuals:

1. Clare Flanagan Blake
2. Jordan Kopplow Adrian
3. Cheyanne Bower S., James
4. Victoria Alexander Lake of the Woods
5. Emi Trost Cannon Falls
6. Greta Danielson St. Cloud Cath.
7. Jordan Chancellor Blake
8. Sally O”Brien Waseca
9. Kallyn Knutson Esko
10. Lydia Lutz Park Rapids
11. McKenzie Holt St. Cloud Christian
12. Megan Sauer Adrian

1 comment:

Charlie said...

The Class AA girls' poll was amended today to correct for Waseca being listed twice.

With the change, Esko joins the rankings as the #12 team, and teams originally ranked #8 through #12 move up one spot.

-- Charlie