Proctor's Welch Wins Class A XC State Title

By KBJR News 1

November 3, 2012 Updated Nov 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM CDT

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

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