Buc girls 4th, boys 5th at invite
Blue Earth Area girls and boys cross country teams took fourth and fifth respectively at the Maple River Invite held Thursday at Daly Park near Mapleton.
It was almost a sweep for the United South Central Rebels.
The No.5-ranked Class A girls team took home the team title with 23 points, while the boys with 50 points were edged out for first place by a point.
Emily Mantor led the Rebels with a first-place finish in the 4,000-meter race with a time of 14:53, while Hannah Goemann was third overall in 16:20.
Taking third was Beth Koziolek in 17:21, followed by Amber Klein in seventh place with 17:27, Tikvah Schwartz at 10th place with 17:43 and Tenley Schwartz with a time of 18:26 to finish 17th.
For BEA, Taylor Grandgenett crossed the finish line in 18:02 to take 13th.
Shayna Stevermer was clocked in 18:28 and finished 18th, while Signe Olson was 20th with a time of 18:35.
Taking 23rd was Sierra Halvorson in 18:55, followed by Jenna Stevermer four spots back with 19:13 and Athena Peterson at 37th in 20:29.
The Rebel boys were led in the 5,000-meter race by Brian Remington’s seventh-place finish in 18:51 and Eric Redman in ninth-place with 19:01.
Taking 10th in 19:04 was Adam Stevermer, while Logan Thomsen was 13th in 19:34.
Brett Stevermer was 19th in 19:55 and Raul Gonzalez claimed the 31st spot in 20:26.
For the Bucs, Mike Ankeny took fifth overall in 18:29.
Finishing 24th was Alec Huber in 20:24, three seconds ahead of Isaac Miranda at 25th.
Kyle Mercer posted a time of 21:39 to take 42nd, followed by Zach Vaske at 46th in 22:04, Nick Lein with 22:08 to claim 48th and Nick Shure at 57th in 22:48.
Girls team results:
United South Central 23, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 71, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 85, BEA 96, Madelia-Truman 125, Sibley East 139, LeSueur-Henderson 161, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 175, Medford and Maple River incomplete.
Boys team results
Maple River 49, United South Central 50, LeSueur-Henderson 79, Madelia-Truman 79, BEA 119, Medford 136, Sibley East 166, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown and Minnesota Valley Lutheran incomplete.
BEA JV girls
Nyla Anderson 14:12, 6th; Makenzie Slette 14:13, 7th; Autumn Foster 14:23, 8th; Rowan Hacken 15:03, th; Meredith Hagedorn 15:10, 14th; Mara Fenske 15:44, 18th; Alexis Brooks 16:26, 22nd; Josselyn Martinez 16:37, 23rd; Laticia Briseno 23:19, 29th.
BEA Junior High girls
Melissa Hagedorn 6:59, 6th; Kara Devinney 7:11, 7th; Cassie Peterson 8:01, 16th; Justina Gaydon 8:12, 18th.
BEA JV boys
John Lee 12:21, 16th; Jakob Thomsen 13:19, 26th; Jose Rios 13:26, 27th; John Lindsey 13:43, 28th; Luke Loveall 14:40, 31st; Jack Nimz 15:32, 36th; Cage Johnson 19:38, 38th.
BEA Junior High boys
Seth Becker 6:06, 4th; Ben Sheldahl 6:36, 13th.
USC JV girls
Taylor Schultz, 3rd.
USC JV boys
Jordan Quade 11:18, 2nd; James Dundas 11:48, 10th; Cameron Whiteside 12:56, 25th.
USC Junior High boys
Chris Mulholland 5:54, 1st; Andy Schultz 6:27, 11th; Jonathan Schwartz 6:28, 12th; Tanner Thomsen 6:47, 20th; Caleb Hubbard 7:29, 28th.