Wayzata's boys' cross-country team, ranked third in Class 2A, won't have to wait long to see where it stacks up.
The Trojans will race against Class 2A, No. 1-ranked Stillwater and top Wisconsin team La Crosse Logan at the Marshfield (Wis.) Columbus Invitational next weekend. Two weeks later, Wayzata is entered in an event in Ames, Iowa, that also features Class 2A, No. 2 Edina and Dowling Catholic, the top team in Iowa.
Such a schedule is a necessity in the mind of coach Bill Miles. The lowest-ranked team in the Lake Conference is Hopkins at No. 7. All five teams also are in what Miles refers to as "the Section of Death."
Wayzata finished third in Class 2A, Section 6 last fall, missing out on the state meet.
We want to play some matches at a higher level and maybe scare some people. We can definitely play more competitively."