Bucs battle at St. James triangular
The breezy, 50 degree weather made it an invigorating day for the Blue Earth Area runners at the St. James Area Triangular cross country meet, which was held at Voss Park in Butterfield on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Jackson County Central edged out St. James Area in the girls competition, winning by just seven points. The Huskies finished with 25 points while the Saints had 32. BEA finished with 69.
Allison Redepenning was the top runner for the Bucs with an 11th place finish and a time of 26:58. Addison Smith ran a personal best 29:08 to finish 13th.
Leah Becker was next for the Bucs with a time of 29:16 which was good for 14th place. Hope Goette had a personal best time of 31:11 to take 15th place.
Aubrey Hueper was next for the Bucs with a 16th place finish and a time of 31:20. Reagan Bromeland’s time of 37:00 was a personal best and gave her a 17th place finish. Clarine Greer also had a personal best time. She finished in 18th place with a time of 37:01.
In the boys race it was the Saints who took first place with a score of 17. The Huskies were next with 41 and the Bucs took third with 81.
Angel Martinez and Cameron Germain finished 10 seconds apart with Martinez taking 13th place with a time of 19:38 and Germain finishing 14th in 19:48.
Blair Lunz ran a personal best time of 21:09 to finish 19th. Damion Mahlstedt and Zaire Morrow both had times of 21:10 with Mahlstedt getting credit for 20th place and Morrow placing 21st.
Devin Haase lowered his time from the previous week to run a personal best 23:22 and claim a 25th place finish.
James Greer recorded a time of 25:33 to finish 26th and Shane Levenhagen took 27th with a time of 26:19.
Hayden Vereide ran a personal best of 26:40 for a 28th place finish. Marcus Eckles also had a personal best time at the meet. His time of 27:04 put him in 29th place.
Eli Paz finished 30th with a time of 27:13 and Gibson Haase ran the course in a personal best time of 29:01 to finish 31st.