Seven Burros run in section championship
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:01 AM
Runners from Lanesboro's boys' and girls' teams competed at the Section 1A Cross-Country Championships on Oct. 25. The courses were 4000M for girls and 5000M for boys, and the scene of the action was Northern Hills Golf Course in Rochester.
Lanesboro’s Erik Peterson competes in the Section 1A cross-country meet.
Twenty-two programs were represented. Junior Emi Trost of Cannon Falls led 130 runners across the finish line in 15:26, three seconds ahead of Kayla Woltz of Chatfield. Third place was taken by Ahna Buntrock of Dover-Eyota. Last week's coaches' polling ranked Trost #2 in the state in Class A, while Woltz was ranked #7.
Burro Kirsten Ruen, a senior, took 97th with a time of 19:31. Classmate Johanna Bearson finished in 19:55, while junior Heather Boyum crossed the line in 21:20.
Lanesboro didn't have enough runners on either squad to compete for a team score, so the Burros had to settle for an "incomplete." There were a total of three girls' and four boys' programs in the same boat.
For the girls, D-E took first in team competition, followed by Rochester Lourdes. La Crescent finished third.
In the boys' run, junior Ian Torchia of Lourdes won the race in 16:39. Fourteen seconds later, Pat Reinschmidt of Plainview-Elgin-Millville crossed the line, followed by Cotter's Matt Schrupp. Torchia was ranked #9 in the statewide coaches' poll, followed by Reinschmidt at #10. Team results had Cotter in first, P-E-M second and Lourdes third. There were 136 runners overall.
Lanesboro senior Erik Peterson took 24th place with a time of 18:20. Sophomore Travis Troendle was 51st, finishing in 19:12. Freshman Nathan Eversole finished in 19:47, while sophomore Matthew Kiehne posted a time of 21:53.