Both C-FC and Cotter’s Cross Country teams found success at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course in St. Paul, with the racers placing in the top five in both the boys and girls events.
In the girls’ Maroon race, C-FC and Cotter each had outstanding individual performances as Pirates rookie Addy Duellman finished fourth at 19:55 and Ramblers’ second-year Sonja Semling finished fifth at 19:58. ADM Adel senior Geneva Timmerman won the 453 runner meeting at 7:07 p.m., Medford Area junior Meredith Richter was second at 7:34 p.m.
The two teams were also close in the overall standings, with Cotter in 19th place with 604 points and C-FC in 21st place with 632. Brainerd won the 51-team meeting with 115 points to top Perham’s 150 in second place.
Cotter’s scoring included Hazel Freyre (42, 21:04), Kyra Kotsmith (85, 21:51), Macy Piechowski (221, 23:24) and junior Jessica Beguin (291, 24:21).
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C-FC’s other finishers were Senior Reese Ehrat (40, 21:00), Senior Breilynn Halverson (47, 21:12), Junior Emma Mann (270, 24:07) and newcomer Bailey Pronschinske (330, 24:55). ).
Although the C-FC boys didn’t field a full team, senior Wesley Pronschinske finished third overall in the 488-man field for the Maroon race, finishing second at 16:39 just behind Perham’s runner-up Bjorn Anderson at 16:37 . Chaska junior Nolan Sutter won at 4:20.
The C-FC squad was rounded off by Senior Hale Madsen (181st, 19:18), Senior Jack Spitzer (331st, 20:33) and Senior Dirk Wilson (357th, 20:59).
Cotter’s boys ended up almost in midfield as a team and finished 24th out of 52 places with 650 points. LSW Lee’s Summit West won the meeting with 121 points, with Notre Dame finishing second with 128 points.
Junior John Fritts led the Ramblers in 45th place with a time of 18:00.
Seventh year Erik Semling (86, 18:23), eighth year Ryan Littlefield (149, 19:01), freshman Logan Granseth (172, 19:14) and freshman Kellen Groth (248, 19:47) completed Cotter’s scoring.
The WSU cross country team competed in the collegiate edition of the Roy Griak Invitational, and the Warriors women had a strong day with second overall and an individual winner.
Sophomore Lindsay Cunningham won the meet for the second straight year to finish first in the Maroon race at 21:05, ahead of second placed junior Fiona Smith of St Benedict with a time of 21:18. Cunningham was the first-ever Roy Griak champion for WSU last season.
Another pair of Kriegers finished in the top 10 of the 382-runner field, with sophomore McKenna Taylor finishing third with 21:52 and junior Kaylee Beyer sixth with 22:36.
Newcomer Sophia Taarud (27th, 23:34) and newcomer Mara Talabac (52, 24:04) completed the Warriors’ top scorer.
WSU was second with 88 points, behind champions Minnesota-Duluth with 65 and third-place finisher UW-La Crosse with 114 in the 30-man standings.
In the men’s Maroon race, the Warriors finished 12th out of 29 and scored 395 points. Michigan Tech won the event by 62 points to beat UW-La Crosse’s 77.
Sophomore Andrew Metcalf had the Warriors’ best time, finishing 85th in the 400-man field with 27:08.
Freshman Mitchell Johnstone (95, 27:16), sophomore Mitchell Buerkle (106, 27:24), senior Wyatt Taylor (122, 27:34) and freshman Connor Hallaway (161, 28:03) rounded out WSU -Rating down.
Winona state 3, Minot state 0
The Warriors grabbed their first NSIC win of the season, took to the streets and defeated the Gophers.
WSU (5-7 overall, 1-4 NSIC) won the first set in a dominant manner 25-8 and then finished the match 25-20 and 25-14 in the second and third sets, respectively.
Senior Mikenna Joerger led the Warriors with 11 kills, freshman Jaci Winchell had 24 assists to take the lead, senior Casey Volkmann had the most digs with 11, and junior Taylor Pagel had six blocks in a team-best.
Freshman Anna Hennessey, a Lewiston-Altura graduate, had two service aces to lead WSU.
Saint Mary’s 3, Ripon 1
The Cardinals (6-6) opened the Ripon Invitational in Ripon, Wisc this weekend. by toppling the hosts Red Hawks (1-12).
Ripon won the first set 25-19, but Saint Mary’s clinched three sets in a row 25-22, 25-19 and 25-23 to seal the win.
Junior Ciarra McNally, a Lewiston-Altura graduate, linked to the team’s lead with 16 kills alongside freshman Brenna Bruchert, with McNally also taking the team’s lead with a block and two aces.
Senior Larkin Clem had 22 assists as the best team and also led with two aces.
Freshman Peyton Berg had the most digs at 24.
Winona State 1, Minot State 1
The Warriors (4-2-2, 2-1-2) fought back from an early deficit to draw at home with the Gophers (2-2-4, 2-1-2).
Minot’s Sarah Upton, unaided, scored just 1:18 into the contest for a 1-0 advantage.
Winona State senior Riley Harmon equalized in the 52nd minute, delivering an assist from freshman Madelynn Drasher for a 1-1 result that would go the rest of the game.