Young Guns


#1

Who do you think are the top freshman and under runners to keep an eye out for during the 2010 cross country season in both Class A and AA?


#2

Connor Olson.


#3

Amber Seidenkranz, Erin Baker, Hannah Grim & Bailey Ness


#4

Lumbars


#5

9th graders- Aaron Breyer and Lumbars

8th- It will be intersesting see Connor Olson and Shane Streich improve on very solid 7th grade seasons

7th- Hopefully we get some more young studs. Does anybody know about any upandcoming kids???


#6

Spencer Urick


#7

qf to the eezle


#8

Freshman Isaiah Barlow from Hutchinson.

Ran a 17:04 at monti today and a 17:14 at st. cloud.

Just a kid to keep an eye on.


#9

I see that his teammate Alec Anderson grade 8 ran a 17:38 at Monticello…that’s pretty impressive also.

thatswhatshesaid


#10

Jesse Delgado, 7th, Waseca, 17:16.5. Nice side kick for Streich for the next 4+ years.


#11

Cesar was under 18 last year and he’s in 8th grade too.


#12

tayler arness from stillwater won the jv at faribault with 17:12 on a sloppy course


#13

That course is the flattest course in Minnesota. The time is nothing to go off of, but the fact that he won the race is encouraging for him as a freshman.
Stillwater’s squad is very deep this year.


#14

http://www.mnroy.com/minnesota_all_time_age_records_women_5_kilometers.htm


#15

Talk about raising the dead. And its interesting to see that many people had their eyes on the right people for so long. Delgado from Waseca is a bust if he really ran a 17:16 in 7th grade.


#16

Just goes to show that running fast young does not cause success, but it’s certainly correlated.


#17

Best freshmen
Jon Hall- Milaca, Ben Olson- Blaine, George Nowak- Edina, Sam Moerbitz- Lakeville South, Trenton Allen- Eagan, Sam Elliot- Edina, Connor Janostin- Champlin Park, Isaac Krahn- Stillwater, Khalid Hussein- Wayzata, Blake Buyesse- Wayzata, Sam Himes- Robbinsdale Armstrong, Graham Maas- Wayzata, Ben Wicklund- Stillwater


#18

There are a lot more that might make the list. Here are three that might fit in: Hunter Zupko-Little Falls, Ryan Ferholz-Sartell/St Stephen, and Nick Olfert- Shakopee.
I wonder how it changes the development of a runner if they come from a deep program and aren’t needed for varsity until they are 11th/12th grade or a smaller scale and they have to run varsity early. I’m guessing both Olson and Streich have very similar mental toughness but I wonder how this difference affects the development of young runners.


#19

2014 crop of 8th graders I’ve been watching the past two years: Dan Lee of Roseville, Caleb Haugland & Oscar McFadden from Mpls Washburn, Lucas Gustafson from Elk River, and Andrew Haines from Forest Lake. They’re not quite to the level of a 2013 Ben Olson, but they’ve been winning everything in middle school/junior high races (including setting course records) and have been making decent showings in JV and varsity races. I hope they can keep it together for the next 4 years – it’ll really be fun if they do.


#20

6th place for Grace Ping in the 2014 USATF JO 3k CC meet 11-12 year-olds today.

http://branchsportstech.com/2014_Meets/xc/12-13-USATF/Web/Results.php?EN=5&SN=F&ST=Official&EID=003f3ca5473e4861af220c19338e8ae2