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Buc cross country teams compete in Montgomery

By Staff | Sep 8, 2013

Blue Earth Area boys and girls cross country teams came in 20th and 15th, respectively, out of 30 teams at the Garry Smith/Titan Invite held in Montgomery on Sept. 5.

Boys results: Mike Ankeny led the boys by posting a 19:33 in the 5000- meters.

“Mike was solid in his debut today,” Coach Tom Plocker says.

Zach Vaske improved his time by two minutes from last year and almost 100 places by running in 20:03.

Isaac Miranda ‘got his feet wet’ and followed Vaske with a 20:59

Jordan Stelter finished his first 5K and recorded a time of 21:53.

Adam Buseman made the most of his varsity opportunity according to Plocker. He had a time of 22:52.

Shortly behind were Kyle Mercer (23:55) and Alex Benson (24:59).

The boys took 20th out of the 30 teams competing.

Girls results: Taylor Grandgenett improved her last year’s place by running a 18:07 in the 4000-meters.

Signe Olson had a positive start, according to Plocker, finishing with a time of 19:04.

Shayna Stevermer was solid and competed tough as usual Plocker said. She ran a time of 19:19.

Mariah Halvorson (19:32) and Jenna Stevermer (19:51) also posted sub-20 times.

Makenzie Slette (20:52) and Athena Peterson (21:13) were not far behind.