Name: Brandon Clark
Sport: Cross Country
Got Game: The biggest race in Minnesota every season is the Roy Griak Invitational, and a good finish there is usually an omen of good things to come once the postseason rolls around. But when it came to raising his stock, nobody had a bigger day than Clark. The senior is a known racing commodity — he finished fourth last season at the Class A state meet — but his sixth-place finish among the 471 runners in attendance for the Varsity Gold Meet, second amongst Minnesota harriers, was a big indication that Clark is the runner to beat at state this season. Only Wayzata's Josh Thorson, arguably the top harrier in Class AA, could beat Clark in-state. Clark finished in 16:06.