With the first full week of high school racing under our belts, we’ve done the first round of adjustments.
Eden Prairie boys confirmed their top ranking with a victory over Hopkins. Forest Lake boys are looking like they’re geared up to make a run at the title this season, scoring well when their full team is racing. Eden Prairie girls also look to have reloaded for this season, skiing solid in a narrow loss to Wayzata. Ely girls slide out of the top five to make room for Eden Prairie. Roseville girls also looked good in the first week, especially considering they were without star Niki Reker.
Alayna Sonnesyn defended her top ranking in a close shave with Sarah Benton -- Benton moves up to 4th. Tom Bye moves up, showing results of some good summer training. Sean Bjork and youngster Zak Ketterson both move up as well with some excellent results.
Holiday Relays this weekend will provide a good opportunity to shine in some head-to-head battles, both for individuals and teams.
Expect another round of shakeups next week...
On the cusp: Ely, Stillwater, Burnsville, Andover, Osseo, Forest Lake, Little Falls
On the cusp: Roseville, Stillwater, Duluth East, Mesabi East, Grand Rapids, Bloomington Jefferson
Alayna Sonnesyn, Wayzata
Rocci Wolhk, Forest Lake
Amy Bianco, Ely
Sarah Benton, Hopkins
Niki Reker, Roseville
Vivian Hett, Burnsville
Mattie Watts, Irondale
Kris Bourne, MPA
Maddie McKeefry, Andover
Nicole Schneider, Wayzata
On the cusp: Eryn Stewart, Eden Prairie; Sonja Hedblom, Eagan; Kaley Shagen, Osseo; Erin Bianco, Ely; Caroline Brisbois, Roseville; Solveig Viren, Grand Rapids; Siena Ellingson, Hopkins; Sophie Schruder, Duluth East
Harris Dirnberger, Hopkins
Luke Brown, Minnehaha Academy
Tom Bye, Eden Prairie
Jakob Ellingson, Hopkins
Sean Bjork, Stillwater
Henry Zurn, Eden Prairie
Steve Hokanson, Mounds View
Lucas Mason, Roseville
Jake Jankowski, Forest Lake
Zak Ketterson, Bloomington Jefferson
On the cusp: Zean Baker, Brainerd; Mitchell Stenoien, Eden Prairie; Sam Johnson, Mesabi East; Sean Cork, St. Louis Park; Tyler Gilbert, Irondale; Scott Harrison, Mound-Westonka; Nick Acton, Eagan