MHS cross-country heads to Jamestown for state meet

On Saturday, Minot High’s boys and girls cross-country teams will be competing in the NDHSAA Class A State Championship in Jamestown. The state meet will take place at the Parkhurst Recreation Area.

Heading into the event, the Minot girls team has earned three runner-up finishes this year with their most recent second-place effort coming at the WDA Championships in Dickinson on Oct. 9. In that competition, Minot recorded a team score of 79, 29 points shy of overall winner Williston.

Minot’s other two second-place finishes occurred at the season opening Heen-Ihmels Invite in Williston on Aug. 20 and the Minot Invite on Oct. 2. Individually, Scout Ulrickson has been Minot’s fastest runner on three separate occasions this year, a club-best. She posted a fourth-place time at the Becki Wells Invite in Dickinson on Sept. 17 (20:07), a 10th place time at the Milaca Mega Meet in Minnesota on Sept. 25 (19:56) as well as a season-best time at the WDAs (19:50), good for eighth overall.

On the boys side, Minot heads into state with a pair of third-place finishes representing its highest placings of the season. On Aug. 21, the Magicians took third at Heen-Ihmels. The Magi also took third at the Minot Invite earlier this month.

Oscar Hultz has been the boys’ most consistent performer this season, clocking team-best times in four of the seven meets this year. Hultz registered a time of 18:02 at the Mandan Kiwanis competition on Sept. 3, good for 30th overall. At Anderson-Stavn on Sept. 11, Hultz came in 32nd overall at 17:34. Hultz’s other top performances of the year came at the Milaca Mega Meet (17:55, 84th overall) and the WDAs with a season-best mark of 17:08, good for 18th overall.

While the Minot girls will look to capture its first state title since 2006, the last time the Magi boys club has won a state championship was back in 1976.


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