Bucs Ankeny earns All-SCC
Blue Earth Area had one runner earning All-Conference honors at the South Central Conference Championships held Tuesday at Lakeview Golf Club in Waseca.
Sophomore Mike Ankeny covered 5,000 meters in 17 minutes, 24 seconds to place seventh and grab the final All-SCC spot.
The boys team finished fourth, while the girls were fifth.
Waseca took home both team titles.
The Class A No.2-ranked girls took first place with 21 points, while the No.4-rated Bluejay boys claimed first with 22 points.
For the BEA boys, taking 21st was Isaac Miranda with a time of 18:47 and Alec Huber was one spot behind with 19:20.
Rounding out the top five for team scoring were Kyle Mercer in 24th with 19:42, followed by Jakob Thomsen in 27th place with 19:49.
Zach Vaske crossed the finish line in 19:57 to take 29th and Nick Shure was 35th in 21:56.
In the girls 4,000-meter race, freshman Taylor Grandgenett just missed All-SCC honors with an eighth-place time of 16:17.
The next five Buc runners finished within one place of each other.
Sierra Halvorson was clocked in 17:55 to claim 23rd, while Signe Olson was three seconds back to take 24th.
Jenna Stevermer was 27th with a time of 18:30 and Athena Peterson took 28th in 18:37.
Anna Aukes took 29th in 18:42, while Autumn Foster turned in 33rd-place time of 19:19.
Girls varsity teams:
Waseca 21, Fairmont 54, St. James Area 78, St. Peter 102, BEA 110.
Fairmont 17, Waseca 42, St. James Area 93, BEA 141.
BEA JV girls:
Melissa Hagedorn 20:05, 24th; Kara Devinney 20:13, 26th; Meredith Hagedorn 20:15, 27th; Rowan Hacken 20:23, 28th; Alexis Brooks 21:29, 36th; Cassie Peterson 22:26, 39th; Justina Gaydon 22:30, 40th; Madeline Jenkins 28:46, 48th.
Boys varsity teams:
Waseca 22, St. James Area 64, St. Peter 70, BEA 101, Fairmont 102.
Waseca 27, St. James Area 28, Fairmont 131, BEA 188, St. Peter 201.
BEA JV boys:
Seth Becker 21:22, 27th; John Lee 21:50, 33rd; Ben Sheldahl 21:56, 34th; Jose Rios 22:03, 36th; John Lindsey 25:18, 58th; Luke Loveall 25:18, 59th; Jack Nimz 26:53, 61st.