Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 05 September 2007 05:12
The Warrior boys finished third in a field of six. Ryan Jones led the team, placing 13th 19 minutes, 12 seconds.
“Ryan ran a smooth race,” coach Bethany Carlson said. “His running form has improved since last year and he looks more comfortable.”
Louis Holt (19:52, 17th), Elliot Hett (20:32, 24th), Isaac Hett (20:40, 27th) and Brandon Meierhoff (20:48, 31st) finished with a minute of each other.
“Brandon Meierhoff ran a smart first race,” she added. “He got out strong and ran competitively.“
Brady Hudson (21:52, 44th), Corey Seacat (23:57) and Marshall Ragland (24:01, 55th) crossed next for Marion.
Derek Stuchlik (26:50), Adam Molleker (27:25) and Olle Gemfors (31:22) also finished among the 84 competitors.
The Warrior girls finished fifth in a field of six teams.
Camille Christensen led the with a time 18:32 and finished 14th.
Christensen was followed closely by medalists Tacy Taylor (18:58, 18th), Amanda Richmond (19:15, 22nd) and Jaclyn Deforest (19:42, 29th).
Bridgett Lundy (19:58, 32nd) just missed medaling with a top-30 finish. Brooke Johnson (20:11, 35th), Danae Edwards (22:30, 51st), Lucy Collett (23:07, 54th), Shayla Rahe (28:22) and Katie Maag (36:43) all finished the race.
Coming—Marion is in action again Thursday at Hesston, with races set to begin at 4 p.m.