Maple Grove Senior Boys Varsity Cross Country

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Cross Country State Results: Iverson finishes 32nd; Girls in 16th

Senior captain Blake Iverson finished 32nd of 176 runners to lead the three Crimson boys state qualifiers with a time of 16:13 in the 5000M race. Sophomore CJ Young (43rd) notched a 16:36 and sophomore Patrick McLean (52nd) finished at 16:45. Congrats on a great season guys!  The Crimson girls cross country team qualified as a team for the 2017 State

Cross Country: High finishes at STMA Invite

Gabbie Bolcer of Maple Grove (above left) shattered the school record by 10 seconds in the STMA Invitational. (Photo by Rich Moll) One point separated first-place St. Michael-Albertville’s boys cross team from runner-up Maple Grove at the 10-team STMA Invitational on October 3rd. These two teams along with Mounds View will likely battle it out

Cross Country: Boys 1st, Girls 2nd at Osseo Invite

Maple Grove top runner Blake Iverson places second at the Osseo Invitational. (Photo by Rich Moll) The Maple Grove boys’ cross country team came out on top of the 10-team Osseo Invitational Sept. 28 at Elm Creek Park Reserve. The Crimson girls team placed second, coming up seven points short of conference rival Centennial. The

Cross Country: Teams battle huge field, September heat

Conditions similar to August in the deep south challenged the nearly 5,000 high school runners competing at the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday, September 23, at beautiful Stones Throw Golf Course. Maple Grove harriers competed strong in the meet touted as “the largest single-day high school cross country meet in the world.” Crimson varsity girls, running

Cross Country: Compete at Metro Invitational

Maple Grove placed fifth out of six teams in both the boys’ and girls’ race at the Metro Invitational in Eden Prairie Saturday, September 16th. In honor of their teammate Sawyer French, who is recovering from a stroke, the Crimson wore bandanas with Sawyer’s name on them and ran with black lettering “Sawyer Strong” written

Cross Country: Runners deliver strong performances for teammate

Crimson fans support French in the stands with a LIME OUT! (Photo courtesy of Coach Gifford) Running with heavy hearts, the Maple Grove boys’ cross country team delivered a powerful performance at the St. Olaf Showcase Invitational in Northfield Aug. 31. The Crimson placed third in the massive 33-team, 700-runner field. The Crimson were competing

Cross Country: Open season with strong showing in district meet

The Maple Grove cross country team opened the 2017 season Friday, August 25, at the District 279 Meet at Elm Creek Park. The boys’ team swept the 5K meet by grabbing the top five spots for a perfect score of 15 points. Leading the way in commanding fashion was winning senior Blake Iverson (17:04), followed

Boys XC: Gifford named State Coach of the Year

Maple Grove boys’ cross country running head coach Matt Gifford was recently named Class AA Coach of the Year by the Minnesota High School Cross Country Coaches Association. Gifford directed the Crimson to their first ever podium finish with a third -place showing at the state meet in November. The Crimson won the Section 5AA

Gatorade Runner of the Year: Alex Miley

Alex Miley has won Gatorade Minnesota Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year! In its 32nd year, the Gatorade Player of the Year program is proud to recognize the nation’s most outstanding high school athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. Gatorade will donate $1,000 to a sport-based organization of Alex’s choosing! We

Sports Jam Spotlight: Alex Miley

Miley runs practice laps on the track in his Grove Squad jersey! In this week’s Sports Jam Spotlight Jason Melillo profiles Maple Grove cross country runner Alex Miley. Miley finished fifth at last weekend’s state meet and helped the Crimson team to a third place finish. This aired on the November 7, 2016 edition of