Girls 4th, boys 5th at I-90 meet
The Bucs girls and boys cross country teams finished fourth and fifth respectively at the I-90 meet at Cedar Creek Park in Fairmont on Thursday.
The BEA girls had a team score of 102.
Courtney Grandgenett posted the fifth best overall time with a 15:28. LaNay Walker was the next Buc runner to cross the finish line in 14th place with 15:43.
Marissia Hagedorn’s 16:02 earned her the 21st spot, followed by Lindsey Ankeny 27th in 16:19 and Miranda Murray’s 35th-place finish in 16:40.
For the boys, BEA totaled 115 points to end up in fifth place. The Bucs were just one point behind Martin County West.
Eduardo Vega led the way with a 12th-place showing with a time of 17:50, edging out Riley Holmseth in 13th place with the same time.
Aaron Wilhelmi took 27th with 18:24, followed by Wade Wilhelmi’s 18:34 for 31st and Brandon Christians’ 35th-place finish in 18:44.
Girls team results:
Fairmont 50, Mankato East 71, Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin 89, Blue Earth Area 102, Windom 130, Jackson County Central 151, St. James 158, Madelia/Truman 169, St. Peter 208, Martin County West 279.
Boys varsity team results
Mankato East 53 (wins tie breaker), Jackson County Central 53, Fairmont 78, Martin County West 114, Blue Earth Area 115, St. James 123, Madelia/Truman 217, Windom 227, MLBO 236, St. Peter 257.
Other varsity girl results:
Courtney Dunbar 17:40, 63rd;
MacKenzie Determan 18:09, 70th;
Kelly Aukes 18:47, 78th;
Niki Welder 19:36, 87th;
Audrey Schmidtke 20:34, 96th;
Makenzie Jenkins 20:48, 100th;
Taylor Swanson 21:11, 102nd;
Amanda Pecholt 21:39, 107th;
Mercedes Briseno 23: 33, 107th.
Other boys varsity results:
Travis Hagedorn 19:09, 41st;
Garrett Passer 19:33, 52nd;
Tommy Handke 21:01, 77th;
Jason Mertens 21:03; 78th;
Alvin Goraczkowski 21:35, 87th;
Hans Kittleson 21:44, 89th;
Tedd Bakken 26:29, 112th.