TROJAN RECEIVER RILEY THOMPSON makes the catch during their win over the CGB Wolverines last Friday in Graceville, 20-14. Thompson would score one of his two touchdowns on the play. Riley had three catches for 86 yards on the day.

CC runners continue to show

improvement at two meets

The Trojan boys and girls cross country teams traveled to New London-Spicer on Thursday, Sept. 11. Twenty-two teams and 680 runners competed in the six races.

Senior Garion Mulder led the Trojan boys placing 75th in a time of 19:24. He was followed by Colin Hartman 81st in 19:35, Danny Eastman 82nd in 19;36, Kelsey Mulder 94th in 20:07, Tristan Eastman 96th in 20:10 and  Deric Radermacher 119th in 21:36. The Trojan top five runners all had personal records.

In the seventh and eighth grade boys (2400M) race, Cody Ballard was 35th in 12:20, Zak Angelo was 72nd in 13:52 and Thomas Halvorson was 77th in 14:29.

Ortonville eighth grader Carissa Vanderwal led the Trojan girls placing 37th in 17:16. She was followed by Kirsten Erickson 52nd in 17:49, Mackenzie Spaulding 77th in 18:46, Courtney Strobel 88th in 19:56 and Valerie Scholberg 98th in 22:06. All the Trojan girl runners had personal records at this meet.

In the girls seventh and eighth grade (2400M) run, Emily Ross was 25th in 13:36, Allie Reiffenberger was 31st in 14:00 and Justine Wiik was 56th in 15:06.

“We had so many personal records at this meet, said Coach Lynn Keller. “Times improved anywhere from 30 seconds to one minute and 30 seconds. The runners did an amazing job and were very excited about their times just as I was.”

On Saturday, Sept. 13 the Trojan runners traveled to Milbank, SD for the Hardees Invitational. A total of 16 teams and 385 runners took to the Pine Hills Golf Course on a breezy, 40 degree morning.

In the boys varsity (5000M) race, Garion Mulder led the Trojans by placing 31st in a time of 19:21. He was followed by Colin Hartman in 34th place in 19:26, Danny Eastman 41st in 19:44, Kesley Mulder 48th in 20:00, Tristan Eastman 68th in 21:05 and Deric Radermacher 69th in 21:08. Garion Mulder, Colin  Hartman, Kelsey Mulder and Deric Radermacher all had personal bests at this meet.

In the boys seventh and eighth grade (3000M) race, all three runners had personal records. Cody Ballard was 20th in 13:04, Zak Angelo was 46th in 15:20 and Thomas Halvorson was 50th in 15:36.

In the girls varsity (4000M) race, Carissa Vanderwal was the top Trojan runner placing 23rd in 17:51. Kirsten Erickson was 35th in 18:42, Mackenzie Spaulding was 51st in 19:57, Courtney Strobel was 59th in 21:53, Justine Wiik was 61st in 22:59 and Valerie Scholberg was 63rd in 23:17.

In the girls seventh and eighth grade (3000M) race, Allie Reiffenberger was 10th in 14:54 and Emily Ross was 13th in 15:53.

The Trojan cross country teams will travel to Lac qui Parle Valley tonight (Tuesday) for a 5 p.m. meet. They will then travel to Renville on Thursday, Sept. 18 for the RCW Meet. On Monday, Sept. 22 they will host the Ortonville Invitational at the Ortonville Golf Course starting at 4:30 p.m.

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