Connor Olson won the 5,000-meter race in a time of 15 minutes, 17.1 seconds as the Trojans defended their Class 2A title on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Sheer dominance set apart career championship No. 8 for Coach Bill Miles at Wayzata. Olson, junior Jaret Carpenter (seventh overall) and senior Ian Eklin (10th) paced the Trojans’ score of 47 points — lowest in school history.
Olson’s drive set the tone. The Joe Klecker of Hopkins and Olson paired up ahead of the field Saturday, running stride-for-stride until Olson surged with 500 meters remaining.
Wayzata teams repeated as champions for the third time in Miles’ career.