Morrison County Record All-Area Boys Cross Country Team

Zach Carlson, sophomore, Royalton


Carlson, the Morrison Country Record Boys Runner of the Year, stepped into the No. 1 spot for a young Royalton team, earning second place in the Central Minnesota Conference and a trip to the state meet. Carlson qualified for state by placing fourth in the Section 6A meet in 17:03, then topped that marked by 16 seconds at state to place 37th overall in Class A.


Tremayne Collins, sophomore Royalton


Collins teamed up with Carlson to pace Royalton throughout the season, helping lead the Royals to a fourth-place finish in the Central Minnesota Conference by placing fifth overall in 17:37.6. He finished on the doorstep of the state meet in the Section 6A race, placing 14th in 17:50.


Mathew Massmann, junior, Little Falls


Massmann ran with the opportunity to take over the No. 1 spot for Little Falls this fall, culminating in All-Granite Ridge Conference honors with a 12th-place performance in   17:38.34. He added a 27th-place effort in 17:41.9 in the Section 8AA meet.


Abe Skwira, sophomore, Holdingford


Skwira formed a formidable one-two duo with Zachman, earning sixth place at the Central Minnesota Conference (17:43.2) and Section 6A (17:27) meets. He then went on to top that time at state, crossing the line 58th in 17:02.4.


Andrew Zachman, sophomore, Holdingford


Zachman traded off turns leading the Huskers with Skwira this season, with both runners consistently finishing close together near the front of the pack. Zachman earned fourth place in the Central Minnesota Conference (17:28.5) and advanced to the state meet, where he took 78th in 17:14.6.


Honorable mention

John Brezinka, senior, Little Falls

Brian McNamara, senior, Little Falls

Dan Mushel, junior, Little Falls

Cameron Smith, junior, Little Falls

Sebastian Sowada, junior, Little Falls

Tyler Moore, eighth-grader, Little Falls

Will Corbett, senior, Pierz

Kyle Becker, sophomore, Pierz

Ben Borash, freshman, Royalton

Ryan Hartung, senior, Holdingford