COMPLETING A VERY SUCCESSFUL SEASON was the 2014 OHS Cross Country Team.  Pictured in front, from left to right, are Zak Angelo, Justine Wiik, Allie Reiffenberger, Cody Ballard and Carissa Vanderwal. Second row, left to right, are Colin Hartman, Garion Mulder, Kelsey Mulder, Deric Radermacher and Thomas Halvorson. Back row, left to right, are Courtney Strobel, Kirsten Erickson, Valerie Scholberg, Mackenzie Spaulding, Emily Ross, Alisha Ross and Coach Lynn Keller. Not pictured are Tristan and Danny Eastman.



Season ends for Trojan boys and girls cross country teams

A fabulous weather day greeted the runners in the Section 6A Cross Country Meet on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Little Crow Country Club located between New London and Spicer.

At this meet,  the top two teams and eight individual finishers that aren’t part of the qualifying teams get a spot at the state meet to be held at St. Olaf College on Saturday, Nov. 1.

In the girls race, Carissa Vanderwal of the Trojans placed 19th in a time of 16:33. Carissa missed advancing to the State Meet by three places. Other Trojan placers were Kirsten Erickson 51st in a time of 17:33, Mackenzie Spaulding 88th in 18:44, Courtney Strobel 101st in 19:16, Allie Reiffenberger 103rd in 19:21, Emily Ross 116th in 19:47 and Justine Wiik 132nd in 20:30.

Emily Donnay of Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball was the girls individual champion in a time of 14:42.

Girls Team results:

(1) Holdingford 74 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 112  (3) Albany 118 (4) Morris Area 169 (5) Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 186 (6) Community Christian School 238 (7) Osakis 256 (8) Pelican Rapids 291 (9) Paynesville 292 (10) Benson/KMS 297 (11) Litchfield 300 (12) Sauk Centre 301 (13) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 306 (14) West Central Area/Evansville 308 (15) Ortonville 355 (16) Pierz 373 (17) New London-Spicer 403 (18) Melrose 409 (19) Ottertail Central 412 (20) Royalton 467 (21) St. John’s Prep 523 (22) Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah 616 (23) Wheaton 633, Both Holdingford and St. Cloud Cathedral will advance to the State Meet.

In the boys meet, Trojan senior Garion Mulder was the top Ortonville finisher placing 73rd in a time of 18:55. He was followed by Kelsey Mulder 85th in 19:12, Colin Hartman 102nd in 19:44, Danny Eastman 107th in 19:45, Deric Radermacher 149th in 21:44, Cody Ballard 156th in 22:28 and Thomas Halvorson 169th in 26:48.

Ben Burgett of Community Christan School was the individual champion in a time of 16:20. Both Holdingford and St. Cloud Cathedral advance to the State Meet.

Boys team results:

(1) Holdingford 76 (2) St. Cloud Cathedral 91 (3) Albany 118 (4) West Central Area/Evansville 125 (5) Royalton 128 (6) Pelican Rapids 130 (7) Ottertail Central 167 (8) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 238 (9) Benson/KMS 244 (10) Community Christian School 273 (11) Melrose 302 (12) New London-Spicer 330 (13) Litchfield 348 (14) Pierz 396 (15) Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 422 (16) Ortonville 512 (17) Morris Area 525 (18) St. Cloud Christian 526 (19) Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball 544 (20) Sauk Centre 548 (21) Paynesville 559 (22) St. John’s Prep 566 (23) Wheaton 567 (24) Osakis 607 (25) Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah 745

“All the runners had personal bests at this meet,” said Coach Lynn Keller. “I was so proud of how well they ran.”

The Trojan teams season ends with only one senior on the team, Garion Mulder. The Trojans will return a good, young group of runners for next season.

 
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