High School Rankings - Week 3

January 7, 2014


Not a lot of data to work with over the holiday break, with just a few races and US Nationals.  Nationals puts a real skew into some of the recent results, as a number of top juniors are competing at Soldier Hollow, thus MIA in their local conference races.

Only a slight change in the team standings as the St. Louis Park boys move up to fifth, bumping out Ely.  St. Louis Park has been doing well, losing by just one point to Stillwater in the Irondale Invite (and without their star, Sean Cork).  Girls team rankings remain the same, but Mesabi has been making a good case for moving up.

Not a lot of movement in the individual rankings either.  Vivian Hett put in another dominating classical performance, besting the Midwest junior girls field at Nationals.  Mattie Watts showed her speed work has been paying off with a top sprinting result, while Alayna Sonnesyn continues a very steady pursuit of the top two.  Like her team, Anna Johnson should probably be squeezed into that top ten list very soon.

Zak Ketterson returns to the top of our boys rankings, showing great fitness in the Nationals classic race.  The rest of the boys field still appears to be a very tight race.  With some better results from the Arrowhead, we bring Keaton Long into the top ten as one of the rising stars this season.

Up next, second half of Nationals (skate race) and the huge Mesabi East Invite ...

Girls Teams

  1. Wayzata
  2. Duluth East
  3. Stillwater
  4. Robbinsdale-Armstrong
  5. Irondale

On the cusp: Mesabi East, Burnsville

Boys Teams

  1. Forest Lake
  2. Duluth East
  3. Minneapolis Southwest
  4. Mounds View
  5. St. Louis Park

On the cusp: Ely, Osseo, Stillwater

Girls Individuals

  1. Vivian Hett, Burnsville
  2. Mattie Watts, Irondale
  3. Alayna Sonnesyn, Wayzata
  4. Rocci Wolhk, Forest Lake
  5. Sarah Bezdicek, Osseo
  6. Caroline Brisbois, Roseville
  7. Hannah Rudd, Robbinsdale-Armstrong
  8. Allison Ternes, White Bear Lake
  9. Anna French, Wayzata
  10. Maria Hauer, Little Falls

On the cusp:  Anna Johnson, Mesabi East; Margie Freed, Eastview; Elowyn Pfeiffer, Highland Park; Erin Moening, Highland Park; Megan Weaver, Stillwater;  Eryn Stewart, Eden Prairie; Ashley Herman, Duluth East

Boys Individuals

  1. Zak Ketterson, Bloomington Jefferson
  2. Scott Harrison, Mound-Westonka
  3. Andrew Egger, Benilde-St.Margaret's
  4. Sean Cork, St. Louis Park
  5. Steve Hokanson, Mounds View
  6. Nick Gardner, MPA
  7. Sam Johnson, Mesabi East
  8. Sam Sinkler, Minneapolis Southwest
  9. Tamer Mische-Richter, Bloomington Kennedy
  10. Keaton Long, Duluth East

On the cusp:  Leo Hipp, Forest Lake; Jon Delaney, Robbinsdale-Armstrong; Sam Boardman, Park-Woodbury-East Ridge; Jake Ajax, SLP/St.Anthony; Quinn Duffy, Forest Lake; Josh Podpeskar, Eagan

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