Remmers paces Marion at league

McKenzee Remmers led Marion at the HOA league meet Thursday. She medalled by placing 12th in 17:47.58. Janae Rempel / Free PressThe Marion cross country team brought home two medals from the Heart of America league meet at Remington Thursday.

?It was the first time I?have ever taken a team (to Remington)?for a race during my time as a coach,? coach Rebecca Hofer said. ?It was a very flat course that looped around the school?s property.

?The runners ran well.?

McKenzee Remmers paved the way by finishing 12th in the girls? 4-k race in 17 minutes, 47.58 seconds. Emily Hague also medaled, finishing 14th in 18:00.33. Meggan Freese missed a medal by one place, finishing 16th in 18:23.57. Rounding out the girls? team were: Kaylie Waner 49th (22:56.25), Sam Fugitt 51st (23:12.31), Brittany Hett 52nd (23:13.83) and Kaitlyn Goebel 54th (23:49.60).

Logan Waner recorded a personal-best 21:25.47, good for 24th place in the boys? 5-k race. Quinton Hett was 28th (22:52.38) and Taylor Fahey 35th (22:22.48).

Coming?Marion will compete in the Class 3A regional at Lake Afton in Goddard Saturday.

?I am hopeful that we will have one or more state qualifiers,? Hofer said. ?I want to be state-bound. But no matter what, I hope all the runners do their best and feel proud of how they perform. I am already proud of them all.?

The girls will run at 2 p.m. and the boys at 3 p.m. Additional teams include Anthony-Harper-Chaparral, Belle Plaine, Cheney, Douglass, Garden Plain, Halstead, Haven, Hesston, Hillsboro, Hutchinson Trinity, Sedgwick, Remington, Wichita Collegiate and Wichita Independent.

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