Remmers sets PR at Abilene meet

Marion cross-country team opened the season at Abilene Thursday.
?Today was such a fun day,??coach Rebecca Hofer said. ?A little hot, but thanks (to)?the Kansas wind, it was not too bad.
?I am so pleased with how our first meet went.?
McKenzee Remmers led the girls by placing fourth in a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 56.3 seconds. Two additional Warrior earned medals:?Emily Hague (17th, 18:51.5) and Meggan Freese (22nd, 19:59.4).
Also running were:?Kaylie Waner (38th, 24:55.1), Shyla Harris (41st, 25:31.1), Brittany Hett (44th, 25:54.6), Kaitlyn Goebel (45th, 27:35.2) and Sam Fugitt (46th, 27:44.5).
?It was the first race ever for many of (the girls), and I?am very pleased with their times,? Hofer said. ?As a team, the girls tied for fourth place, but lost the tie breaker.?
Taylor Fahey led the boys with a 33rd-place finish in 24:28.8. Quinton Hett was 40th (25:12.1), and Logan Waner 43rd (25:38.5).
?Quinton led our boys? team for most of the race, but Taylor pulled ahead and finished first for our boys? team,? Hofer said. ?They both ran well. Logan stayed close behind them and also ran a good race.?
Coming?The Warriors will compete at the Class 1-6A Hesston meet Thursday. Competitors will race by grade level. The freshmen girls? race is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. with races to start every 15 minutes.
There will be two divisions:?Classes 1-3A and Classes 4-6A. The top 20 runners in each division will medal.

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