Subscriber exclusive: 15 minutes or quickerCANNON FALLS — Cannon Falls sophomore cross-country runner Emi Trost can’t recall all the meets she’s won this season, but then winning hasn’t been her biggest concern.
By: Nick Gerhardt, The Republican Eagle
CANNON FALLS — Cannon Falls sophomore cross-country runner Emi Trost can’t recall all the meets she’s won this season, but then winning hasn’t been her biggest concern.
Instead, Trost, the fifth-ranked runner in Class A, has focused on her times.
Trost set a goal of completing races in less than 15 minutes this season and she’s reached that goal more and more lately. Trost won the Plainview-Elgin-Millville Jodi Rahman Invitational Oct. 11 in 14 minutes, 59 seconds. Trost won her previous meet in 14:43.4. Trost won the New Prague Invite in 14:54 and set a course record at the Pine Island Invite with a time of 14:42.
Trost made 15 minutes a personal goal, but 15 minutes also serves as a time that will put her near the top of the field at the state cross-country meet. Last year’s winning time was 14:54.4 by Esko’s Marisa Shady.
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