Northfield, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Proctor senior runner Matt Welch won the MSHSL Class A boys' cross country state championship on Saturday morning, finishing in a time of 15:34 at St. Olaf College. Welch finished 12 seconds ahead of the Class A runner-up to win his first state title, that being Foley senior Charlie Lawrence in a time of 15:46. Waseca sophomore Shane Streich was the third place finisher, completing the race in 15:52. Esko was the top Northland team in the Class A boys' race, coming in sixth and led individually by a 29th place finish by freshman Ben Mattinen in 16:58. Below are listed all of the Northland runners in Saturday's race, followed by the full team results. 2012 CLASS A BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1. Matt Welch (Proctor) --- 15:34 42. Sam Johnson (Mesabi East) --- 16:53 47. Danny Radke (Mesabi East) --- 16:56 50. Ben Mattinen (Esko) --- 16:58 54. Jacob Welch (Proctor) --- 17:00 63. Joey Johnson (Esko) --- 17:04 65. Ben Hanson (Esko) --- 17:05 91. Zach Smith (Proctor) --- 17:20 93. Matt Rengo (Esko) --- 17:21 114. Trenton Manor (Esko) --- 17:38 125. Reed Melicher (Eveleth-Gilbert) --- 17:46 126. Wyatt Becicka (Virginia) --- 17:46 146. Kody Stevens (Proctor) --- 18:01 150. Garrett Sargent (Proctor) --- 18:11 160. Seth Shingledecker (Esko) --- 18:34 169. Taris Wiita (Proctor) --- 19:22 171. Ben Bisel (Esko) --- 19:28 172. Sean Clark (Proctor) --- 19:32 2012 CLASS A BOYS' CROSS COUNTRY TEAM RESULTS 1. Perham --- 37 2. St. Cloud Cathedral --- 72 3. Waseca --- 164 4. Martin County West --- 200 5. Cotter --- 200 6. Esko --- 201 7. Redwood Valley --- 205 8. Minnehaha Academy --- 211 9. Plainview-Elgin-Millville --- 218 10. Blake School --- 227 11. Proctor --- 247 12. Pelican Rapids --- 253 13. Albany --- 260 14. Mora --- 303 15. Park Rapids --- 365 16. Luverne --- 385 Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail