Who you got?
Who you got?
Breker will win the 3200.
Nechanicky will win the 1600 and 3200.
Will be interesting to see who steps up in the Wayzata boys team, because then we will see how deep it will be next fall, because for now, Wayzata will look to be only 5-deep next fall-
McCollor, Weber, Kissell, Dietrick, and McMillan
Will also be interesting to see if Minneapolis Southwest finds a fifth runner for fall 2023. Right now they only have 4 studs for next fall - Scott, Batalden, Meyer, and Ueland.
I wouldn't be surprised if Abbey breaks 10 minutes for the 3200. She ran a full 2 mile in 10:10 last Spring, which converts to a 10:06-ish 3200. And she's only gotten stronger & faster since.
Breker will also be the favorite to win the 1600.
He will have some challengers on that though:
Andrew Casey/Bryce Stachewicz
Stachewicz is actually better at shorter distances than the 5K/3200
All those guys are seniors so they will all want that title as badly as one another
Doesn’t mean we should count out Sam Scott though
I wouldn't count out Mechura either.
How many runners do you think will be able to go sub 9 by the end of the year.
Looking at last year obviously would expect Breker to after his 8:54 2 MILE run at NSAF.
Sam Scott also ran a 9:01 in the same race as Breker, So I would expect a sub 9 from Scott.
Aidan Jones could also having run a 9:06 last year and some really good performances this XC season.
McArthur's Pr is 9:16 so he has a little ways to go
Nick Giles is similar to Jones with a 9:05 Pr.
A lot of guys could this season.
Other junior phenoms not to count out
Hootie Hage. In 2020 XC he finished as the best nonsenior at state. Possibly Would have made nationals with his team. He was in a slump this year.hopefully he steps up during track and gets back on top.
Nolan Sutter (based on his momentum)
Others to watch:
Daniel McCollor / Will Weber (will take Hamza’s spot next year after he leaves)
Sean / Ryan Fries. Both will be leading the team next year if healthy so look for them to step up in track. And also a bunch of Minnetonka sophomores
I think these people will be able to go sub-9
For Elliott it will be tough to do since he hasn’t improved as much as anyone else on this list. But it doesn’t mean count him out
I would add Alden Keller here. He ran barely any races this year. But he has lots of time to get back
Cameron Stocke actually has a better 1600 PR than any other returner but he will be racing at state in a different division
I think in the 800 Victor Lelinga will win. Especially based on the improvements he has made.
For the 4x800,
I think Wayzata will win. Took second last year and return 2 guys + a 2:01 and a 2:03 guy that can step up. They have a lot of depth in general.
Mounds View might be able to challenge them depends on who does the 4x800. They return McArthur, Lelinga (1:54), a 2:03 and a 2:05 guy that can improve. Like Wayzata, they have a lot of depth.
One team to not count out for the 4x800 is Rosemount. They only lose the slowest leg. I think that winning this will be a great way to make up for not winning the XC state meet. Especially since all returners are seniors
Mechura strikes me as more of a longer distance guy. Maybe it's just his stide, idk, but I'd bet he would place better in the 3200 than the 1600. Same with Gilles.
I agree they could all break sub 9 sometime, will need good weather and competition. Excited for Hamile Elite meet already.
agreed, first task will be to take down her future college teammate's state record of 10:06.19.
Wayzata should win the 4x800 on the girls side
I think that whether another nonsenior from that school can drop a solid 3200 time will be a good indicator of that
Can Breker break the state 3200 record this year? I think that right now it’s 8:50 held by Joe Klecker?
Nolan Sutter might be another to watch based on his momentum.
Can’t forget Hootie Hage either.
I would add Emmett Gerres as well
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