Christian Bance of Chatfield took second in the Hayfield cross country meet.
Christian Bance of Chatfield took second in the Hayfield cross country meet.

"Christian (Bance) had a great race,said Coach Chris Frye. We held him with the pack for the first mile, then he really took off and moved from being in the 20's(places) to finishing second. Payton Guenther ran a strong race to earn an 8th place ribbon. For the girls, Maddie Larrabee showed solid improvement, in what was kind of a break-out race for her", concluded Frye.

Karen Gomez ran a good race for the Lady Gophers and finished sixth overall(fifth team).

Here are the places and times for the Chatfield runners at the Hayfield meet...

Boys varsity...5000m...Team, 4th of 10 teams. Christian Bance(2, 17:36.4), Keagan Clarke(23, 19:04.5), Justin Friedrich(25, 19:10.5), Nick Maki(27, 19:34.0), Kevin Bradt(21:09.2), Anthony Voigt(64, 22:10.8) and Tim Hawkins(68, 23:09.4). Boys JV...5000m...Team, incomple; Alex Lien(25, 22:52.6), Ben Gathje(45, 25:16.6). Boys JH, Incomplete; Payton Guenther(8, 10:03.2), Josh Walsh(17, 10:49.0).

Girls varsity...4000m...Team, 8th of 11...Karen Gomez(6, 16:53.7), Hannah Friedrich(34, 18:47.6), Maddy Larrabee(37, 19:00.1), Haley Woltz(50, 19:52.2), Gracie Grant(61, 20:45.6), Abigail Paul(66, 21:07.9) and Elizabeth Walsh(22:24.7). JH girls, team Incomplete...2400m...Angela Voigt(30, 12:40.2).

The places given for the runners is their overall finish. Team places would generally be lower, because of 'independent' runners(runners on incomplete teams).