By Pat Garry, Staff Writer
Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball athletes competed in the annual Maple Lake Cross Country Invitational -Friday, Aug. 30, at Ney Park. Participating teams included Albany, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Buffalo, Eden Valley-
Watkins/Kimball, Holdingford, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Litchfield, Maple Lake, Maranatha Christian Academy, -Monticello, Mound-Westonka, Rockford, Royalton, St. John’s Prep, and Watertown-Mayer.
HL-W-W’s Gracie Mallak took top honors in the girls’ 5000-meter run with a 19:02.50 mark; while Laura Sunnorborg of Mound-Westonka finished second, with a time of 19:08.00; and third place went to Albany’s Kristine Kalthoff, at 19:31.10.
The men’s 5000-meter run finishes were: Peter Lynch, Benilde, first place, 16:32.70; Nels Trandahl, Rockford, second place, 16:56.90; Jeffrey Henrikson, Maple Lake, third place, 16:59.50.
Girls’ Varsity 5000-meter run: 12th, Cailyn Kuechle, 20:56.20; 36th, Jenna Andersen, 22:43.70; 65th, Sawyer Kuechle, 25:22.60; 69th, Isabel Greenwald, 26:41.30; 74th, Josie Stenger, 30:13.60; 75th, Lilly Rhodes, 30:27.30; 76th, Kyrie Rossman, 36:17.40.
Girls’ JV 5000-meter run: 3rd, Katie Ruhland, 23:12.30; 6th, Brielle Kuechle, 23:53.80; 14th, Katheryn Donnay, 24:44.00; 38th, Katelyn Utecht, 28:15.50; 51st, Maddie Umana, 31:13.10.
Girls’ middle school 2000-meter run: 1st, Brookelyn Kuechle, 7:25.50; 14th, Mya Andersen, 8:42.50; 19th, Emily Rose, 9:08.60; 25th, Kiera Stommes, 9:49.70; 26th, Ashlynn Schriefels, 9:50.10; 36th, Elaina Fink, 11:06.60; 37th, Hope Molitor, 11:22.80; 39th, Maleah Loch, 12:11.20;
Boys’ varsity 5000-meter run: 11th, Noah Young, 17:43.60; 66th, Matt Loch, 21:03.60; 70th, Lucas Yurek, 21:31.90; 72nd, Jake Blommer, 22:06.20; 77th, Riley Spoden, 22:50.20; 80th, Thomas Becker, 24:25.60.
Boys JV 5000-meter run: 66th, Andrew Hennen, 21:59.80; 83rd, Jack Fink, 22:45.40; 87th, Carter Lommel, 23:01.80.
Boys’ middle school 2000-meter run: 4th, Ryan Wirz, 9:06.00; 11th, Henry Lemke, 9:30.50; 84th, Alex Ludlow, 13:16.30; 91st, Keegan Lommel, 14:25.30.
‘Top 2’ finishes
Girls’ varsity 5000-meter run: 1st, Gracie Mallak, HL-W-W, 19:02.50; 2nd, Laura Sunnorborg, Mound-Westonka, 19:08.00.
Girls’ JV 5000-meter run: 1st, Alexis Tepley, HL-W-W, 22:43.80; 2nd, Katherine Graham, Buffalo, 23:03.50.
Girls’ middle school 2000-meter run: 1st, Brookelyn Kuechle, EV-W/K, 7:25.50; 2nd, Anne Earp, St. John’s Prep, 7:27.90.
Boys’ varsity 5000-meter run: 1st, Peter Lynch, Benilde, 16:32.70; 2nd, Nels Trandahl, Rockford, 16:56.90.
Boys’ JV 5000-meter run: 1st, Kellen Hurt, Maple Lake, 18:24.50; 2nd, Emerson Foley, Benilde, 18:58.60.
Boys’ middle school 2000-meter run: Mason Rokala, Benilde, 1st, 8:52.50; 2nd, Paul Fasen, Monticello, 8:56.90.