Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"I Think It'sTime"

This is the first of several short stories about Minnesota high school stars who have chosen to run their first 26.2 miler in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

McKenzie Melander(left) and Lindsey Anderson Solheim(right)
When McKenzie Merlander was asked why she was running Sunday's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, she said :"I think it's time."

Like many of the male athletes who were her contemporaries, Melander began running in high school as a way to stay in shape for her first choice of sports, hockey.  She had the desire to be hockey player, but not the physique.  She was too small and by her junior year at Eastview HS she began to blossom in her second sport.

Melander finished third in the MSHSL cross country championships that year and went on to win a Big Ten championship in the 5K at the University of Iowa.  That caught the attention of Team USA Minnesota, who asked her if she was interested in joining their group.  She was intrigued about exploring the "professional runner" option, but was also committed to preparing for a more traditional work career.

Melander running in high school
" You have to get a Masters to be able to (get a job) as a speech pathologist, so I knew I had that ahead of me."  Thoughts of attempting to see where her athletic talent could take her weren't part of the equation. "I applied in the Fall (for the Masters program at the University of Minnesota).  I was living at (her parents') home, and I hadn't thought much (about a post-collegiate running career)."

When Pat Goodwin of Team USA Minnesota approached her about the possibility, Melander started to consider the about life as a pro runner: "Maybe this is an option," she said,  Shortly after joining the team Merlander qualified to run as a member of the US team that ran the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Team Challenge in January of 2013.   That turned out to be the high point of her brief experiment at juggling a Masters degree program  and the training/racing demands of an elite runner.  

"Unfortunately with school I just had too much on my plate," Melander said.  Something had to go, and it really wasn't that tough a choice.  Masters degree or taking a chance on the "starving artist" route available to any aspiring Olympic athlete.      High school standouts, such as Alan Webb and Mary Cain, could parlay their athletic talent into a contract  big enough to pay for college and potentially beyond if they blossomed into Olympians and future Olympic and/or World Championship medallists Even for them, however,  the risk was high and the payoff minimal.  

If you won an NCAA individual championship, as did Elk River and Boise State's Emma Bates did in the 10K, the most one could expect is a spot in a training group and maybe a shoe company willing to invest for a short period of time in your athletic future.  Melander didn't fit either of those profiles. Faced with a choice Melander took the traditional career path, but didn't abandon running.

"My goal was not to run as much, but to do other things to keep myself fit," she said.  Yoga, bar classes, augmented with running, accomplished that.  She had a "training partner" in former Iowa teammate Lindsay Anderson Solheim, who wasalso completing a Master Degree in speech  pathology.  The pair lived near  Lake Calhoun.  "We could walk out and watch the marathon," Merlander said. " We did a lot of running around the Lakes, so we're familiar with that part of the course."

In July they signed up for the race.  "It's something different," said Melander, who was primarily a 5 and 10K runner in college.  She has a training plan set up by her boyfriend.  She's run three long runs(one 22 miler, the other two 20 miles each).  Melander has set a target time of around three hours, but she's not running for time, but rather to enjoy the experience.

College XC
"I still love running," she said.  And now is the time and the Twin Cities the place for her next running adventure.

NSIC XC Weekly Summaries and AOW

NSIC men's XC Weekly Summary and Athlete of the Week HERE Women's HERE.


MIAC Athetes of the Week HERE

St. Olaf Men 2nd in NCAA DIII National Rankings

For men: St.Olaf second, St. Thomas 29th, Carleton 36th.
Women: Carleton 12th, St. Olaf 22nd, St. Thomas 32nd

National Catholic Invitational Results

National Catholic Invitational team results HERE. Varsity results HERE

Apple Valley Eagle Invitational Results

Apple Valley Eagle Invitational boy's results HERE. Girl's HERE

PP Feature on HP's Micah Mather and Sibley Girl's XC Team

Pioneer Press feature on Highland Park's Micah Mather and Sibley's girl's cross country team HERE

UMD Women 4th in NCAA DII National Rankings

C Tolle Run Interview with Ben Blankenship

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dassel-Cokato Invitational Results

Dassel-Cokato Invitational Results HERE

Mankato West Invitational Results

Mankato West Invitational results HERE

Trojan Invitational Results

Trojan Invitational results HERE

UMAC Athletes of the Week

MIAC Teams Continue to Dominate NCAA DIII Central Region Rankings

For men: St.Olaf first, St. Thomas fourth, Carleton sixth, St. John's seventh, and Gustavus ninth.

For women: Carleton first, St. Olaf second, St. Thomas fourth, St. Ben's and Macalester tied for seventh. Gustavus ninth.

Gopher Women Climb to 23rd in NCAA DI National Rankings; Men 43rd

UMD Women Maintain Top NCAA DII Central Region Ranking

UMD number one, U-Mary third, MSU Mankato fourth, Winona State seventhamong women's teams.
MSU Moorhead ranked ninth among men's teams

Where Else Can You be Serenaded By a Former MN Supreme Court Justice?

Aged Gopher AmongYoung Hogs: Olympic Year Build Up Begins

U-Mary's Alexis Zeis NCAA DII Female AOW

UMD's Hannah Olson Talks About the Team's Accomplishments

Story featuring UMD captain Hannah Olson is second item in the XC story HERE

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kara Goucher to Run Medtronic TC 10-Mile.

MN Daily Summary of Griak Races

NDSU's Erin Teschuk Wins Stanford Invitational

NDSU's Erin Teschuk Wins Stanford Invitational HERE

2015 Girl's Class AA HS XC Coaches Rankings

1 Edina                                                           
2 Marshall                              
3 Minnetonka                                    
4 Willmar                                                                      
5 Wayzata                                                                  
6 Forest Lake                          
7 Lakeville South                    
8 Mpls Washburn                   
9  Shakopee                            
10 Red  Wing                          
11 Eden Prairie                       
12 East Ridge
Honerable Mention:  White Bear Lake  

 1       Bethany Hasz, 12                          Alexandria                        
2       Megan Hasz, 12                             Alexandria                           
3       Emma Benner, 12                         Forest Lake                                                         
4       Emma Christensen, 12                 Rochester John Marshall    
5       Emily Covert, 9                              Mpls Washburn                             
6       Claire Boersma, 11,                     Marshall
7       Sophie Whicher, 10,                    Minnetonka                          
8       Lauren Peterson, 9                       Farmington                               
9       Jasmyn Armstrong, 9                    Red Wing                             
10     Anastasia Korzenowski, 11          Chanhassen                              
11     Mae Fullerton, 12,                       Benilde-St. Margret's                            
12     Sadie Hamrin, 10                          Bemidji                                                               

Honerable Mention:  Maria Rickman 9 Edina; Tess Misgen, 11, Shakopee; Liesl Schreiner 9 Edina;   Amanda Mosborg, 11, Edina; Emily Kompelien, 10, Edina; Hannah Oscarson, 12, Mpls Washburn; Anna Fenske  12 Farmington; Sarah Conlon, 12, Roseville; Lizzy Heil,11, St Michael-Albertville                                             

NCAA DI Regional Rankings

Gopher women second in Midwest rankings.  Men are fourth.

USATF and AAC Agree on a Revenue Distribution Plan. Updated With AAC Statement

The AAC respond on Facebook HERE

2015 Boy's Class AA HS XC Coaches Rankings

Teams          Week 4 (released 9/28/2015)
1              Hopkins
2              Edina
3              Wayzata
4              Minneapolis Washburn
5              Stillwater
6              Eden Prairie
7              Mounds View
8              Willmar
9              White Bear Lake
10           Minnetonka
11           Lakeville North
12           Sartell-St Stephen
Other Teams receiving votes: Apple Valley, Centennial, Elk River

1              Jaret Carpenter, Wayzata
2              Owen Hoeft, Hopkins
3              Innocent Murwanashyaka, Como Park
4              Micah Mather, St. Paul Highland Park
5              Andrew Sell, Minneapolis WashBurn
6              Jack Manderscheid, Edina
7              Patrick Roos, Edina
8              Sam Thomas, Edina
9              Eli Krahn, Stillwater
10           Matt Wilkinson, Minnetonka
11           Reed Kurak, Centennial
12           Hamza Ali, Minneapolis Washburn
Other athletes receiving votes: Chad Couser, Rochester Mayo; Kevin Dado, Totino Grace; Seth Massot, Rochester Century; Nicholas Shaleen, Wayzata

2015 Girl's Class A HS XC Coaches Rankings

1.       Annandale                                  
2T.     Perham                               
2T.     Trinity of River Ridge               
4.       Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB            
5.       Blake                                        
6.       Lanesboro/Fillmore Central       
7.       Fairmont                                 
8.       Holy Family Catholic                
9.       Minnehaha Academy                 
10.     Luverne                                    
11.     South Ridge                                
12.     Pine City                                  

1.       Grace Ping                              Winona Cotter
2.       Anna Donnay                          Eden Valley-Watkins/K
3.       Hannah Truninger                   Watertown Mayer
4.       Morgan Ritcher                       Breck
5.       Madison Schandelmeier          Luverne
6.       Brynan Covington                   Perham
7.       Rebecca Wilkin                      Trinity of River Ridge
8.       Ellysa Peterson                       Greenway/N-K
9.       Elizabeth Schlafke                  Annandale
10.     Grace Ennis                           Trinity of River Ridge
11.     Lexi Erickson                         International Falls
12.     Ellie Nelson                            Roseau

2015 Boy's Class A HS XC Coaches Rankings

1.       Mora                                      
2.       Perham                                      
3.       Lake City                                  
4.       West Central Area                    
5.       Minnehaha Academy                 
6.       Pequot Lakes                            
7        Trinity of River Ridge                
8.       Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB            
9.       Mankato Loyola                       
10.     Ottertail Central                       
11.     Belle Plaine                               
12      Redwood Valley Area               

1       Conor Schank                          Howard Lake/Waverly/W
2       Michael Mitchell                       Blake
3       Alec Sanbeck                           Mora
4       Michael Schwinghamer             Mora
5       John Roth                                 Lake Crystal WM/N
6       Carl Kozlowski                        Lake City
7       Jake Paron                              CookCounty/TwoHarbors
8       Michael Suda                               Pipestone Area
9       Seguy Hansen                          Concordia Academy
10     Matt Steiger                             LaCrescent
11     Kurt Tebeest                           Montevideo
12     Noah Moravec                        Mora

Griak Invite Photos by Kraig Lungstrom

Griak Invite Photos by Kraig Lungstrom of the boy's and girl's High school race and DI men's and women's races HERE.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Milaca Mega Meet Results

Milaca Mega Meet results HERE

Mustang Invitational Results

Mustang Invitational results: Gold girl's HERE.  Boy's HERE  Green girl's HERE.  Boy's HERE.

Eagle Invitational Results

Eagle Invitational results: girl's HERE, boy's HERE.

Martin Luther College Invitational Results

  Martin Luther College Invitational results HERE

Rebels Autumn Woods Classic Results

Rebels Autumn Woods Classic results HERE.

Griak 2015: Gene Niemi's Griak Invite Photo Album

Grace Ping being interviewed after her win in the Gary Wilson Girl's
Gold Race. Photo by Gene Niemi
Bethany Knight on her way to a win in
the individual competition in the Jack
Johnson Women's Gold race.
Photo by Gene Niemi

East High's Garek Bielaczyc on the finish
straight in his win in the Larry Zirgibel HS
Gold Boy's race Photo by Gene Niemi

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Griak 2015: Something for All Ages

Somewhere Roy Griak is smiling.  In the first Griak Invitational since the 91-year-old race co-founder passed on, the feature performance came from a High School seventh grader, Winona Cotter's Grace Ping.  The diminutive Ping who was running races in the family's basement at the age of two, surprised everyone except her family by running away with the individual title in the Gary Wilson HS Girl's Gold race in 18:12.5 for 5K.

Prior to the Griak, the age-group multi world record setting Ping displayed her talent mainly in road and track races.  Her father/coach Ryan Ping, noted that Grace was eager to test herself against  high school competition.  It's not records,but rather  a State Championship, that Ping is aiming for, he said.  The Griak was Ping's first 5K race in high school competition and she wasn't planning on being merely a contender.  "She thought she could win,"  her father said.
Ping(3685) and high school senior Judy Pendergast(4039)of Naperville North,
the runner up, battle for the lead early in the race.  Photo by Gene Niemi
During her interview with the race announcer after the race,  Ping revealed that she had planned on running the first mile in 5:30, but ran three seconds faster and she felt good.  She kept up her tempo and broke away from the field to win by four seconds over Naperville North's Judy Pendergast, a senior.  More impressive, said her father, was the fact that Grace's training thus far has only included tempo runs and strength work.  She wears a heart rate monitor in training, he added, noting that her readings indicated that she was running well below her max VO2 threshold.

"We're anxious to see what she can do after she goes through hard training,"  he said, adding that the success of Winona natives, such as the Heath brothers, Garrett and Elliott, has inspired the family, all of whom run.  Members of Elliott's Bowerman Track Club have had meals with the family and offered encouragement.   It's not all nose to the grindstone, though.  After the race the family was off to the Mall of America.  It may not be Disney World, but it'll do.
Gary Wilson HS Girl's Results are HERE.

Griak 2015: Boy's and Girl's HS Maroon Race Results

High School Boy's Maroon tace results are HERE
High School Girl's Maroon results are HERE.

Griak 2015: Gary Wilson HS Girls Gold Results

Gary Wilson HS Girl's Gold results HERE

Grace Ping. Photo by Gene Niemi

Griak 2015: Women's Maroon III Results

Women's Maroon III results are HERE.
St. Olaf summary is HERE.
St. Thomas summary is HERE.
Macalester summary is HERE.
Hamline summary is HERE.
St Kate's summary is HERE.
Northwestern summary is HERE.
Bethel summary is HERE.
Concordia Moorhead summary is HERE

Griak 2015: Men's Maroon III Results

Griak 2015: Men's Maroon III results are HERE.
Bethel summary is HERE.
Hamline summary is HERE.
Macalester summary is HERE.
Concordia Moorhead summary is HERE.
Northwestern summary is HERE.
North Central women's summary is HERE. Men's HERE

Matt Berens wins his second
Griak title. Photo by Gene Niemi
"I felt terrible," said Matt Berens after finishing his second wire-to-wire triumph in the Griak Maroon III race.  A front runner, Berens did the same thing two years ago at Griak, leading from the gun, never to be run down.  Injuries have plagued him since that first win at Griak, but he's now injury free and was rewarded with this year's title.  Both he and DII men's winner Alec Baldwin went to the front and never looked back on their way to victory.

Griak 2015: UMD Repeats as Women's Maroon DII Champions

UMD Women, who are ranked fourth in NCAA DII coaches polls repeat as champions at the Griak meet, but still looking for improvement.  What the team needs, says coach Joanna Warmington is some help in the middle.  While the top three runners are within 32 seconds os one another.  The gap to the final two finishers is a minute and 11 seconds.  "I'd like to have somebody to pull those two(groups) together," says Warmington.  The ability to close that gap between the top three and the final two could be crucial to the team's hopes to move up nationally.
UMD's Breanna Colbenson shows the effort it takes
to finish third in the Woman's Maroon II race.
Photo by Gene Niemi
UMD women's summary is HERE.
U-Mary summary is HERE.
MSU Moorhead summary is HERE.
Winona State summary is HERE.
MSU Mankato summary is HERE.
St. Cloud State summary is HERE.
Southwest Minnesota State summary is HERE.
Bemidji State summary is HERE.
Concordia St. Paul summary is HERE.
Results are HERE.

Griak 2015 : Women's Jack Johnson Gold Results(DI)

 Griak 2015: Women's Jack Johnson Gold Women's (DI)results HERE.
Gopher women's summary HERE.
Haley Johnson(313) battling South Dakota's Katie Wetzstein(536)
Photo by Gene Niemi

Griak 2015: Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold(DI) Race Results

Gopher's lead runner
Obsa Ali. Photo by Gene Niemi
Griak Invitational: Merrill Fischbein  Men's Gold (DI)Race results  HERE.
Gopher men's summary is HERE.

Griak 2015: Men's Maroon II Results

Alec Baldwin(No, not that one) Leads Black Hills State to the Maroon II Team Title.
Black hills State's Alec Baldwin on his way to
victory in the Maroon II race. Photo by  Gene Niemi
When Alec Baldwin, not the actor, was asked if he gets a lot of teasing about his name, he pointed to his mother, who was with the Black Hills State contingent at the Griak meet on Saturday.  "Ask her," he said with a crooked smile."She named me."

Griak 2015: Men's Maroon II Results HERE.
U-Mary summary is HERE.
MSU Moorhead summary is HERE.
UMD summary is HERE.
Winona State summary is HERE.
St. Cloud State summary is HERE.
Concordia St. Paul summary is HERE.
SWMinnesota State summary is HERE.
MSU Mankato summary is HERE.

Griak 2015: Race Recaps

Roy Griak Invitational Race Recaps HERE.

Protestors Target Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Protestors target the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon HERE.

Griak 2015: Larry Zirgibel HS Boy's Gold Results

 Larry Zirgibel HS Boy's Gold results are HERE.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mike Logan Selected President of Twin Cities in Motion

Mike Logan. Photo courtesy of
Twin Cities in Motion
Twin Cities In Motion has appointed Mike Logan as President. This newly created leadership position was created to foster the continued growth of the organization, which operates 21 events in the Twin Cities including next weekend's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon races.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike as president,” said Charlie Fazio, Chair of the TCIM Board of Directors. “His experience forging cross-sector strategic partnerships and relationships will serve the organization as it expands its scope.

 “Twin Cities In Motion is in a strong position, anticipating growth and new partnerships. This reorganization helps facilitate that, allowing the president to become a more active participant in the growth and shaping of our future organization.” 

Mike comes to Twin Cities In Motion from Comcast Corporation, where he has served as Director of External Affairs since 2012. At Comcast he was responsible for various roles including government affairs, community investment, and key stakeholder engagement. 

Prior to Comcast, he founded the Public Affairs Shop LLC, a boutique agency that provided political strategy, communications, institutional fundraising, and crisis management strategy to nonprofit organizations. Mike spent the bulk of his career in various public affairs roles at Target, ultimately serving as the Director of Civic Affairs. 

 Logan is a graduate  Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in  Political Science and Criminal Justice. As president he will help Twin Cities In Motion continue to explore new avenues for community enhancement and business expansion, including inspiring fitness and wellness among children, families, individuals, and corporations.

USTFCCCA Facebook Feature Friday on the Roy Griak Invitational

FloTrack on Roy Griak, the Man

Griak Men's Gold DI Race Preview

Griak Merrill Fischbein Gold Men's race preview HERE.

Griak Women's Gold Race Preview

Griak Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race Preview HERE. Gopher women HERE.

Griak Preview

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Science: UK Study Concludes that Kids are Clumsy Runners

Science: UK study concludes that kids are clumsy runners because their muscles aren't fully developed and they are small HERE.

Garry Bjorklund and Others Share their Griak Memories

Garry Bjorklund and others share their Griak Memories HERE

Pine Island Invitational Results

Pine Island Invitational results HERE

Obsa Ali: From Africa to America, From Soccer to Running

Minnesota Daily story on Obsa Ali HERE.

MN Daily Story on Roy Griak and His Meet

Minnesota Daily Story on Roy Griak and his Meet HERE

Caty Delwiche Invitational Results

Caty Delwiche Invitational results HERE

Burnsville Invitational Results

Burnsville Invitational results HERE

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waconia Run of Lakes Invitational Results

Waconia Run of Lakes Invitational results HERE

Lake City Invitational Results

Lake City Invitational results HERE

Yellow Jacket Open Results

Yellow Jacket Open men's results HERE. Women HERE.
U-Mary men's summary is HERE. Women's HERE

The Hasz Twins are Going to be Gophers

Lance Elliott's Heartland Classic Photo Albums

Lance Elliott's Heartland Classic photo albums HERE

St. Olaf Still 2nd in NCAA DIII Men's National Rankings

St. Thomas 28th, Carleton 32nd in men's rankings.  Carleton 12th, St. Olaf 23rd,  St. Thomas 29th  in women's rankings

UMD Women Still 4th in NCAA DII National Rankings

Winona State is ranked 19th.

Photo Tribute to Roy Griak

Interview with TCIM ED Virginia Brophy Achman

Virginia Brophy Achman. Courtesy of Running USA
Running USA interview with Virginia Brophy Achman, Twin Cities in Motion Executive Director, HERE

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

UMAC Weekly Summary, AOW

UMAC weekly summaries are HERE. Athletes of the Week HERE.

NSIC XC AOW and Team Summaries

NSIC men's Athlete of the Week and summaries by team are HERE.  Women AOW/summaries HERE.

Hart Horner and Kimber Meyer MIAC AOW

St. Olaf Men and Carleton Women Stay on Top the NCAA DIII Central Region Rankings

For men, St. Thomas(third), Carleton(fifth), St. John's(sixth), and Gustavus(ninth).  For women,  St. Thomas (third), St. Olaf(fourth), Macalester(sixth), and Gustavus(ninth).

RRCA US Olympic Training Center and Olympic Games Qualifyng Grants Announced

UMD Women Stay on Top of NCAA DII Central Region Rankings

Winona State is third, U-Mary fourth,  and MSU Moorhead seventh in Central Region. MSU Moorhead ninth in men's.

Griak Invitational DI Previews

Gopher Women 26th, Men 40th in NCAA DI National Rankings

Salmini Films Video of Parker Stinson's Cow Harbor 10K Victory

Griak Invitational Entry List

Griak Invitational entry list HERE

Monday, September 21, 2015

Grasshopper Invitational Results

Grasshopper Invitational results are HERE

Rum River Invitational Results

Rum River Invitational results HERE.

St. Olaf's Jake Campbell NCAA DIII Male AOW

Brief bios of the Athletes of the Week HERE.

Sad Day for Young Runners

Gophers Hold Places in Latest NCAA DI Regional XC Rankings

Gopher women second in Midwest Region, men third HERE.

Griak Invitational Promo Video

2015 Boy's Class AA HS XC Coaches Rankings

Teams 9/21/15
1              Hopkins
2              Wayzata
3              Edina
4              Stillwater
5              Minneapolis Washburn
6              Eden Prairie
7              Lakeville North
8              Elk River
9              Mounds View
10           White Bear Lake
11           Minnetonka
12           Willmar
 Other Teams receiving votes: Robbinsdale Armstrong, Sartell-St Stephen

1              Jaret Carpenter, Wayzata
2              Eli Krahn, Stillwater
3              Patrick Roos, Edina
4              Innocent Murwanashyaka, Como Park
5              Owen Hoeft, Hopkins
6              Micah Mather, St. Paul Highland Park
7              Jack Manderscheid, Edina
8              Sam Thomas, Edina
9              Hamza Ali, Minneapolis Washburn
10           Andrew Sell, Minneapolis Washburn
11           Chad Couser, Rochester Mayo
12           Seth Massot, Rochester Century
Other athletes receiving votes: Jacob Kluver, Buffalo; Sam Nofziger , Tartan; Nadir Yusuf, Willmar

Sunday, September 20, 2015

St. Olaf Invitational Photo Album

2015 Boy's Class A HS XC Coaches Rankings

1. Mora
2. Perham
3. Lake City
4. Belle Plaine
5. Ottertail Central
6. Minnehaha Academy
7 Trinity of River Ridge
8. West Central Area
9. Murray County Central/Fulda
10. Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB
11. Esko
12 Greenway/N-K

1.   Conor Schank, Howard Lake/Waverly/W
2.   Michael Mitchell, Blake
3.   John Roth, Lake Crystal WM/N
4.   Alec Sanbeck,Mora
5.   Carl Koslowski, Lake City
6.   Michael Schwinghamer, Mora
7.   Jake Paron, CookCounty/TwoHarbors
8.   Mike Suda, Pipestone Area
9.   Rylee Nelson, West Central Area
10  Cole Oslin, Mora
11  Kurt Tebeest, Montevideo
12  Matt Steiger, LaCrescent

2015 Girl's Class A HS XC Coaches Rankings

TEAMS  9/21/15
1. Annandale                     
2. Perham                
3. Trinity of River Ridge
4. Lac Qui Parle Valley-DB           
5. Blake                 
6. Lanesboro/Fillmore Central
7. Fairmont
8. Park Rapids                              
9. Mora                                              
10. Minnehaha Academy                 
11. Pine City                                   
12. Morris Area                                     

1.   Anna Donnay                  Eden Valley-Watkins/K
2.   Hannah Truninger            Watertown Mayer
3.   Morgan Ritcher Breck
4.   Madison Schandelmeier    Luverne
5.   Rebecca Wilkin                Trinity of River Ridge
6.   Grace Ping Cotter
7.   Brynan Covington            Perham
8.   Elizabeth Schlafke            Annandale
9.   Jenna Pavich                   Fairmont
10  Ellysa Peterson               Greenway/N-K
11  Kayla Christopherson    Austin Pacelli
12  Whitney Smith               Martin County West