Sophomore Maria Laudencbach had her first state appearance at the AA Minnesota state cross country championship race on Saturday, November 4. Laudenbach finished the 5k in 19:46, shattering her previous personal record by 20 seconds and setting a new 5k record for St. Francis High School.
There were 176 competitors in the AA race, and Laudenbach finished 86th overall. She had an impressive race, coming through the 1 mile marker in an astonishing time of 5:57 and the 2 mile marker at 12:20.
The state meet completes Laudenbach’s cross country season; she plans to take some time off before starting her winter training in preparation for the track and field season this spring.
Full results: Wayzata Timing