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BEA’s cross country runs hard in the heat

September 24, 2017
Katie Mullaly - Register Staff Writer , Faribault County Register

Sweltering heat hurt the individual times of the Blue Earth Area cross country teams a bit during their meet against Jackson County Central.

During the meet on Sept. 21, at Loon Lake Golf Club, conditions may have been breezy, but they were humid.

The BEA girls team walked away with fifth place with a total of 100 points. Springfield-Cedar Mountain earned fourth place with 92 points, while Heron Lake-Okabena earned 80 points for third.

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Kaitlin Johnson gives all she’s got in the Jackson County Central invite last Thursday. Her efforts placed her in eighth place for the day.

It was Worthington that placed second with 66 points, while Martin County West earned first place for 61 points.

Kaitlin Johnson ranked eighth in the race for the day with a time of 22:59.

"Kaitlin got aggressive from the get-go and maintained for a medal, it was impressive," said head coach Tom Plocker.

Melissa Hagedorn also improved her place last year, earning a medal for 15th and a time of 24:42.

Other Girls Results:

Girls Varsity- 5000 meters: Callie Stevermer (25:00), Arianna Nagel (26:50), Emma Germain (27:39), Gabby Weerts (28:10), Amanda Jacobson (33:29).

Girls Junior High- 1600 meters: Jazmin Lopez (eighth, 7:14), Elizabeth Jacobson (7:50).

Boys Results:

The boys also suffered in the heat, with only a few cracking their season's best. The Buc boys earned sixth place as a team with 148 points.

Fifth place went to S-CM with 146 points, while Windom scooped up fourth place for 142. MCW earned a 60-point third place ranking while Worthington placed second with 51 points. Mountain Lake was able to take first with 49 team points.

Senior Grant Strukel had an amazing race, earning second place with a time of 17:52. Teammate Brady Olsen did his best to place with a medal but was unable to beat the stubborn heat and humidity, knocking him down to 20th place with a time of 19:47.

Other Boys Results:

Boys Varsity- 5000 meters: Jacob Dikken (21:10), Eric Becker (22:58), Gunnar Fering (23:00), Blake Townsend (23:14), Cameron Germain (23:50), James Greer (34:07).

Boys Junior High- 1600 meters: Angel Martinez (6:42), Alex Dikken (6:54), Carson Strukel (7:43), Shane Levenhagen (7:51).

The Buccaneers' next meet took place on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Milaca. Statistic for that meet will be in the next edition of the Faribault County Register as well as stats from their meet against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown set to take place on Thursday, Sept. 28.



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