Marion Cross Country hits Herington

Colton Boudreaux came in at 16th place for varsity boys. Phylis Richert/special to the Free Press
The Marion cross-country team competed at Herington Thursday, running at the challenging and hilly Herington Golf Course.

“Much different day for a meet than we had last week, but we ran pretty well on a hillier course and with a much gustier wind blowing from the south,” coach Grant Thierolf said. “We had some very good performances and met the challenge of the course and the weather.”

Heidi Grimmett paved the way with a second-place finish in the girls’ 5-k in 18 minutes, 5.7 seconds, a personal-best time.

Bethany Grimmett was 18th in 28:32.1, a season-best time.

The girls’ 5-k course was short by half a mile, Thierolf said.

Meanwhile, in the boys’ race, Colton Boudreaux came close to breaking the 20-minute mark. His time of 20:01.2 was good for 16th place and set a new personal record by 18 seconds.

Braxton Schuh was 36th in 23:24.3, less than six seconds from his personal-best time.

Coming—Marion was scheduled to host an invitational meet Tuesday. The Warriors will run at Halstead Thursday, Sept. 27.

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