Keagan Clarke in the meet at Kingsland. Clarke finished 22nd in the meet, with a time of 19:07.6. Photo by Bill Bentson.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Keagan Clarke in the meet at Kingsland. Clarke finished 22nd in the meet, with a time of 19:07.6. Photo by Bill Bentson.

Tuesday is the 'running of the shoe', Chatfield's home Invitational Cross Country Meet. What makes "The Shoe" so different is that the times for the top five places are added up and then the boys and girls times combined, to determine the team winner. The race is run at the Chatfield Country Club and highlights of the meet can also be seen on CCTV.

In Chatfield's most recent meet, the boys finished fifth and the girls fourth at the Kingsland Invitational.

In the girls race, Kayla Woltz came in second with a time of 15:22.6, and Karen "go-go" Gomez was fourth, 15:57.8. Winning the girls 4K race was Emily Mantor (United South Central), currently ranked third in the state. Woltz is currently ranked sixth in Class A girls. Other gals running for Chatfield were Hannah Fried-rich (17:46.5), Mary Simpson (17:46.9), Maddy Larrabee (18:47.0) and Elizabeth Walsh (20:56.6). Angela Voigt competed in the junior high 2500m race and had a time of 13:58.4).

Christian Bance continued to run well, finishing fifth at Kingsland in a time of 17:46.5. Justin Friedrich (18:44.9, 15th) ran second for the Gophers and Keagan Clarke (22nd, 19:07.6) was Chatfield's third man. Also competing on the varsity were Alex Lien (20:56), Dan Narveson (21:11), Kevin Bradt (21:15) and Anthony Voigt (21:47). Bennett Gathje (12:14.4) ran the 2500m junior high race. Tim Hawkins competed for the Chatfield JV, running the 5K in 21:47.8.

The Chatfield boys were fifth in the team competition and the Chatfield girls came in fourth as a team.