Freshman runner places at State tournament

Josie Mosby ranked 20 at State


Ben Sanford

Josie Mosby running close to the finish line placing 20th at State. She received her second best time 18:32.20 Nov 3.

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

Freshman Josie Mosby ran in State for the second consecutive year, and according to head coach Chris Nordstrom, she ran an amazing race and accomplished all of her goals.

“Josie ran a really smart race and did a great job of moving up throughout the entire race,” Nordstrom said. “One of her goals was to be All-State, top 25, and she accomplished that finishing in 20th.”

According to Mosby, her ultimate goal was to get All-State and even though she barely got it felt really good to get it.

“My goal was All-State, so it was good to get that even though I almost didn’t. I was pretty close to just missing it,” Mosby said. “It still feels good to have gotten it because it was something that I really wanted going into the meet.”

Sophomore Olivia Etz said she is really proud of how Mosby ran this season and deserves to be the runner at state.

“I am really excited for her, she has worked so hard all season to get where she is now and it’s great to have someone representing our team at State” Etz said.

According to Nordstrom, Mosby ran one of her fastest times and proved that she deserved to be at state.

“This was the second-best time of her life so she definitely went out and ran hard,” Nordstrom said. “She competed with the best in the state and showed that she belongs with the top talent in Minnesota.”

Mosby was happy with how she placed. She said that it was an exciting place to be and she can’t wait for future years.

“I was happy with how I did, it was a really fun experience and I’m just hoping I can go back again and hopefully do better,” Mosby said.

Etz said the team always wants the best for one another and it showed when supporting Josie.

“Our team is very supportive of one another and we always want our teammates to succeed, especially now with Josie going to State,” Etz said.

According to Nordstrom, Mosby improved significantly from last year.

Nordstrom said he is proud of how Josie is growing as a runner each year.

“Josie ran 49 seconds faster than last year and improved her place by 37 from last year to this year,” Nordstrom said. “She continues to progress and improve each season.”

Mosby said she isn’t going to focus on State until next time it comes around so that she can have fun with her team.

“I am just going to try and not focus on it too much throughout the season until it comes around sections time,” Mosby said. “So I can really be with my team and enjoy the season with them before stressing out about State.”

Nordstrom said he is excited to see the cross country team get better in the future.

“It’s awesome to see the great support for cross country and we hope that continues to grow as we try and grow and improve our program,” Nordstrom said.

According to, Mosby ran a 18:32:20  which is 49 seconds faster than last years time.