Wayzata Girls, Boys Win Cross Country Titles; Nechanicky is Girls Winner
Saturday was quite a day for the Wayzata cross country programs.
The Trojans girls and boys each won state Class AAA team titles.
And Wayzata’s Abbey Nechanicky raced to an easy win in the girls individual championship in a time of 16:47.7, earning her first state title after missing last year’s meet with an injury.
Sydney Drevlow of Hopkins was second for the second season in a row.
The Wayzata girls had four runners in the top 16 and easily won the team title with 39 points, 50 points ahead of runnerup Minnetonka.
Teegan Anderson (9th), Grace Mignone (12th) and Maddie Gullickson (16th) joined Nechanicky as high finishers for the Trojans.
In addition to Drevlow in second, Armstrong’s Caitlyn Osanai was 15th and Champlin Park’s Abby Hibbs was 18th.
The Wayzata boys finished well ahead of second place Rosemount, finishing with 57 points.
Hamza Mohamed was fourth for the Trojans, with William Weber (9th) and Daniel McCollor (16th) also cracking the top 20.
Armstrong’s Noah Breker placed seventh. Suhayb Ali of Hopkins was 12th.
Aidan Jones of Minneapolis Washburn won the boys individual title in AAA.
In Class A, the Heritage Christian Academy boys raced to the team championship, edging Luverne for the title. Jack Hoppe was the top finisher for the team with a time of 16:47. Lev Dougherty and Thomas Avra finished just seconds behind Hoppe.