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PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Boersma, Sample break Marshall record

September 13, 2013
Marshall Independent

HUTCHINSON - Two record-breaking runs motivated the Marshall cross country team to a third-place team finish in the highly competitive Hutchinson Invitational.

Claire Boersma and Nichole Sample both ran under 15 minutes, landing them the two fastest finishes in school history. Boersma led the Tigers by placing fifth with a 14:44 finish. She was followed by Nichole Sample, who took eighth place with a 14:59.

Jackie Turner (13th), Madison Radel (16th) and Sydney Bloome (23rd) rounded out the top-five for the Tigers.

"I'm thrilled to have the group of runners that we have this season," MHS girls cross country head coach Marie Sample said. "This is the hardest-working bunch of girls that I have ever seen. They are humble, they get family support, they are all excellent students and they don't complain. Even after hard practices. They are amazing."

Wayzata, the Class AA defending state champion and No. 1-ranked team this season, won the team title with 48 points. Willmar, which is ranked sixth in Class AA, was the runner-up after scoring 54 points. Marshall placed third with 65 points.

"To stay with teams like Wayzata and Willmar, that says a lot about our runners from Marshall," Sample said. "We're currently not ranked, but maybe we will be in next week's poll."

The rankings are compiled by www.raceberryjam.com.

The Marshall boys finished in fifth-place in the boys race at the Hutchinson Invitational. Senior Andrew Bell was the Tiger's top finisher, placing eighth (16:53). Junior Blaine Moran was 10th (17:08), while Michael Larson finished in 18th-place (17:41) and Wade DeAustin in 25th-place (17:59).

"It was a nice meet for us because we get to go up against a lot of our competition from the section," Tigers boys cross country head coach Brian Leipfried said. "It is nice to see those teams early on to get a gauge of where our team is at."

Leipfried said Marshall's runners are turning in some great times.

"We had 20 guys run their season best times. We were within 16 points of being in second place, it was nice to be within striking distance of moving a few guys here or there and we are really right in the race," Leipfried said.

Hutchinson won the team title with 44 points, led by first-place finisher Isaiah Barlow (15:35).

HUTCHINSON INVITATIONAL

Girls Varsity Team Scores: 1. Wayzata 48; 2. Willmar 54; 3. Marshall 65; 4. Coon Rapids 137; 5. Orono 137; 6. Waseca 150; 7. Mankato West 192; 8. New Prague 194; 9. Buffalo 243; 10. Mankato East 258; 11. Hutchinson 273.

Marshall: 5. Claire Boersma 14.44; 8. Nichole Sample 14:59; 13. Jackie Turner 15:21; 16. Madison Radel 15:32; 23. Sydney Blomme 15:42; 27. Courtney Mauch 12:52; 28. Marah Hart 17:04.

Boys Varsity Team Scores: 1. Hutchinson 44; 2. Buffalo 79; 3. Waseca 80; 4. Willmar 85; 5. Marshall 95; 6. Orono 137; 7. New Prague 163; 8. Mankato West 185; 9. Mankato East 236.

Marshall: 8. Andrew Bell 16:53; 10. Blaine Moran 17:08; 18. Michael Larson 17:41; 25. Wade DeAustin 17:59; 34. Chase VanKeulen 18:17; 37. John Botsford 18:27; 43. Mason Reese 18:41.

T-M-B, MCC compete at Worthington Turkey Trot

Nearly 120 boys and 110 girls took part in the 2013 Turkey Trot Thursday in Worthington.

Martin County West won the boys team title with 37 total points, followed by Worthington (50), Pipestone Area (113), Fairmont (116), Murray County Central (121), Saint James (152), Jackson County Central (183), Windom Area (204), Mountain Lake Area (233), Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (236) and Southwest United (318).

Worthington's Amanual Fissiha won the boys varsity competition (17:12.60), edging Martin County West's Jonah Mayo (17:12.90) at the finish line.

TMB's Matt Lavoy earned a sixth-place finish, completing the race in 17 minutes, 52.6 seconds. MCC had three runners finish in the top 15. Andy Garza was 12th (18:24.70), while Clayton Hartle finished in 13th-place (18:25.90) and Jack Erickson in 15th (18:47.90).

On the girls side, Fairmont earned the team title with 61 total points, followed by Martin County West (86), Worthington (119), Mountain Lake Area (126), Pipestone Area (128), TMB (135), Adrian (142), JCC (156), Saint James (174) and Windom Area (237).

Adrian's Nicole Slater won the girls varsity competition (15:17.80), finishing nearly a minute ahead of the second-place finisher, Rachel Salentiny of Southwest United (16:15.80).

Cassandra Hook paced TMB with a seventh-place finish (16:28.50). Morgan Hoffbeck's 30th-place finish (17:57.70) and Kendra Nelson's 31st-place finish (17:58.80) helped the Panther team to a sixth-place finish.

MCC was led by Melissa Gehl, who finished in 26th-place (17:43.70).

Turkey Trot

Boys Team Results: 1. Martin County West 37; 2. Worthington 50, 3. Pipestone Area 113; 4. Fairmont 116; 5. Murray County Central 121; 6. Saint James 152; 7. Jackson County Central 183; 8. Windom Area 204; 9. Mountain Lake Area 233; 10. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 236; 11. Southwest United 318.

Murray County Central: 12. Andy Garza 18:24.70; 13. Clayton Hartle 18:25. 90; 15. Jack Erickson 18:47.90; 40. Jacob Boerboom 19:51.0; 51. Isaiah Olsem 20:20.80; 71. William Gehl 21:04.70; 74. Nathan Beech 21:13.20.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: 6. Matt Lavoy 17:52.60; 57. Nathanael Przybilla 20:43.20; 60. Christian Devereaux 20:44.50; 64. Logan Axford 20:49.40; 84. Nathan Wieme 22:03.70; 89. Tyler Illg 22:31.10; 101. Myer Van Essen 23:43.20; 112. Lucas Timmerman 26:14.30; 116. Spencer Gravley 27:24.60.

Girls Team Results: 1. Fairmont 61; 2. Martin County West 86; 3. Worthington 119; 4. Mountain Lake Area 126; 5. Pipestone Area 128; 6. TMB 135; 7. Adrian 142; 8. JCC 156; 9. Saint James 174; 10. Windom Area (237).

Murray County Central: 26. Melissa Gehl 17:43.70; 41. Maddie Dibble 18:23.70; 53. Lizzette Garza 19:03.40; 56. Breanna Breberg 19:06.90.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: 7. Cassandra Hook 16:28.50; 30. Morgan Hoffbeck 17:57.70; 31. Kendra Nelson 17:58.80; 45. Kristin Vogl 18:45.60; 51. Hannah Brockway 19:01.50; 64. Courtney Horner 19:49.30; 76. McKynna Cochran 20:41.70; 77. Kelsey Nordsiden 20:44.20; 79. Kirsten Gladis 20:50.40; 95. Anna Kern 22:04.20; 99. Katrina Olson 22:47.40; 103. Morgan Benson 23:05.80; 108. Allexus Nordsiden 25:05.30.

 
 

 

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