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Prep Junior earns All-State Honors with 11th place finish at State Cross Country Meet

Louise Ruzanic ’25 Earns 11th Pace at the State Meet

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Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate Louise Ruzanic ’25 for placing 11th in her first ever State Cross Country State Meet! The race was held on November 4, 2023 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, MN with 160 athletes competing.

Louise passed more than fifty other runners in after the halfway point in the race. Her final push towards the finish line was very powerful and an amazing feat to witness! Louise finished the race with a time of 19:22.8, a personal best! Louise received ALL-STATE honors!

Louise is coached by Lance Nydeen, Kurt Salzl ’87 and Stephen Woods ’09. She is the daughter of Rachel Wenner Ruzanic ’95 and Ted Ruzanic of Cold Spring. She is the sister of Claudia ’28, John ’29 and Annie ’32.

Louise completes her junior cross country season with all-section and all-conference honors. She’s looking forward to the spring 2024 track and field season.

Olivia And Louisse

Louise’s teammate, Olivia Pauly ’24, won the state championship title .
Click here to read about Olivia’s first place finish.

Boys Team

The Saint John’s Prep boys’ cross country team won the section championship title and earned competed as a team at the state meet. Hansen ’24 earning third place in the championship race.
Click here to read the details about boys’ team seventh place finish at state!