Harriers compete at Jackson Invite
Blue Earth Area cross country teams competed against a tough field at the Jackson Invite held Thursday at Loon Lake Golf Course.
The Buc girls took fifth place, while the boys finished eighth.
In the girls 4,000-meter varsity race, Taylor Grandgenett led BEA with a 14th-place time of 16:23.
Sierra Halvorson was 28th with a time of 17:52 and a spot behind was Signe Olson with 18:04.
Rounding out the top five for the Bucs were Shayna Stevermer in 35th place with a time of 18:43 and Jenna Stevermer at 19:00 to take 37th.
For the boys, the first Buc runner to cross the finish line in the 5,000-meter race was Mike Ankeny in 16th place with a time of 18:07.
Alec Huber took 35th in 19:40, while Kyle Mercer was 45th in 20:03, Zach Vaske 51st with 20:34 and Nick Lein posted a time of 21:33 to finish 59th.
Girls teams results:
Luverne 37, Martin County West 39, Mountain Lake Area 68, Worthington 95, BEA 120, Springfield 184, Hills Beaver Creek, Jackson, Windom incomplete.
Other BEA girls:
Autumn Foster 19:29, 42nd; Anna Aukes 19:30, 43rd; Athena Peterson 19:54, 51st; Mara Fenske 21:04, 56th; Rowan Hacken 21:13, 57th; Alexis Brooks 21:53, 59th; Cynthia Johnson 25:23, 65th; Madeline Johnson 29:43, 66th; Laticia Briseno 32:36, 68th.
Girls junior high
Melissa Hagedorn 6:55, 13th; Kara Devinney 7:04, 17th; Justina Gaydon 7:27, 23rd; Cassie Peterson 7:29, 25th.
Boys teams results:
Worthington 29, Martin County West 36, Luverne 74, Windom 134, Springfield 145, Jackson County Central 150, Mountain Lake Area 169, BEA 181, Hills Beaver Creek incomplete.
Other BEA boys:
John Lee 21:34, 60th; Nick Shure 21:52, 61st; Jakob Thomsen 22:12, 64th; Jose Rios 24:43, 78th; John Lindsey 25:29, 80th; Luke Loveall 26:17, 82nd; Jack Nimz 26:25, 84th; Cage Johnson 34:02, 85th.
Boys junior high:
Seth Becker 6:01, 6th; Ben Sheldahl 6:28, 19th.