Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wayzata XC Runners Alumni Report - Week Ending 9/05/2015

Welcome to the Wayzata High School Alumni Cross Country Report for the week ending September 5, 2015. Let's take a quick tour around the country to see how Wayzata graduates are faring for their colleges.

Note: This story will be updated as the weekend progresses. Please check back for updates. In addition, if you have a Wayzata alum athlete that is missing from this story, please email me
with updates so I can include them. Also, these will be posted as time permits. There are weeks I will not be able to post updates.

True Freshmen:
(Note - Some of these freshmen may yet be red-shirted for the season)

Ian Eklin (Class of '15) - University of Iowa

Competed at Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational on 9/4 at the Mon River Rail Trail. Ian was 3rd overall, running unattached. 

Team Recap

Full Results

Quote: "Ian Eklin, a freshman from Plymouth, Minnesota, placed third in the men's 6,000-meters. Eklin competed unattached in his first collegiate race, finishing four seconds behind the winner in 19:13.5. Eklin, one of three unattached freshman to finish in the top 20, finished 11 spots ahead of Iowa's top scorers."

Paul Epland (Class of '15) - Sarah Lawrence College (NY)

Did not compete at the Baruch Invitational on 9/6 held at Van Courtlandt Park, Bronx NY. 

15-second video of the start:

Full Results

Anna French (Class of '15) - West Virginia

Competed at WVU Alumni Open on 9/1 at the Mon River Rail Trail. Anna was 7th overall. It has not yet been determined if Anna will red-shirt or not.

Team Recap

Full Results

Quote: "“The most impressive high school resume is Minnesota native Anna French. Anna has the potential to have an immediate impact on the Mountaineer program,” said coach SeanCleary.

Thomas Lerdall (Class of '15) - St. Olaf

Competed at the Augsburg Dual on 9/5 geld at Riverside Park. Thomas took fifth overall, and was the top runner for St. Olaf. Note: The St. Olaf men's cross country team only sent its first years to run in the Augie Open 5K.

Team Recap

Full Results

Lerdall is in bib 3363

Connor Olson (Class of '15) - University of Minnesota

Has not competed yet.

Gopher freshmen class of Shane StreichEvan FerlicConnor OlsonJoey Duerr 

Jack Prazich (Class of '15) - Santa Clara (CA)

Competed at USF Invitational at Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow Meadow on 9/5. Jack was 49th overall. 

Full Results

Red-Shirt Freshmen:

McKenna Evans (Class of '14) - University of Nevada

Competed at Nature’s Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic on 9/4. McKenna was 13th overall, and the 8th runner for Nevada. 

Team Recap

Full Results


Aaron Breyer (Class of '14) - South Dakota

Competed at the Bison Open in Fargo on 9/4. Aaron placed 6th overall.

Team Recap

Full Results

Mary Franke (Class of '14) - Colorado State

Competed at the CSU Invite in Fort Collins on 9/4. Mary was 48th overall.

Full Results

Annika Halverson (Class of '14) - Bethel (MN)

Competed at the Augsburg Dual on 9/5 geld at Riverside Park. Annika took first overall.

Full Results

Halverson will be a top MIAC runner again this season


Adam Brandt (Class of '13) - University of St. Thomas

Competed at Crown College Invite held in St. Bonifacius, MN on 9/5. Adam finished 11th overall. 

Full Results (Click on Sheet 3 of the Excel file)

Lauren Farquhar (Class of '13) - Bethany Lutheran College (MN)

Did not compete.

Josh Thorson (Class of '12) - UW-Eau Claire

Competed at the UWEC Alumni Open on 9/5.

No results posted yet.

Thorson delivers team preview (video).


Mata Agre (Class of '12) - Gustavus

Competed at Gustie Invite held in the Linnaeus Arboretum on 9/5. Mata was 16th overall.

Team Recap
Full Results.

Marit Sonnesyn (Class of '13) - Gustavus

Competed at Gustie Invite held in the Linnaeus Arboretum on 9/5. Marit was second overall. 

Team Recap
Full Results.

Quote: "Marit Sonnesyn (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) was the Gusties’ leader by finishing the 5k with a time of 20:22.2, good for second place overall. 

I was pleased with the way our team raced today,” said Coach Dale Bahr. "When healthy, Marit is one of the top runners in the MIAC and she proved that today with a nice performance." 

Sonnesyn at Gustie Invite

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