CHEROKEE - Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawks collected a pair of All Conference awards and the E-Hawk boys added one All Conference placing at the conclusion of Tuesday's Lakes Conference Cross Country meet at Cherokee.
The Lady E-Hawk varsity girls ran an excellent race, as all seven teammates would finish within a :61 spread on the stopwatch, and ended up taking second place honors with 68 points, finishing behind Spencer.
Anchoring Emmetsburg's effort on Tuesday was freshman Ashley Overberg. as she earned All Conference Honors with her sixth place finish in16:43.71.
Junior Tara Harris would also earn All Conference honors on Tuesday with a ninth place finish for Emmetsburg in a time of 16:46.55.
Senior Rachel Ruddy just missed out on the elite honors as she finished 15th in 17:23.68, but set a new personal best with her finishing time. Mikki Mundus, a junior, would finish with a 17:34.91 time, good for 18th place. Senior Taylor Reimer placed 19th, finishing with a 17:36.28.
Alexa Naig, a junior, would place 21st with a time of 17:42.20 and freshman Jordan Hoyman rounded out the varsity effort with a time of 17:44.84, good for the 23rd place finish.
The E-Hawk varsity boys would finish eighth overall behind eventual winner Spirit Lake in their portion of the meet, scoring 175 points. Emmetsburg was buoyed by the All Conference run of sophomore Nick Grandstaff, who finished 12th with a time of 17:54.95 to earn a spot on th elite team.
Daniel VanOosbree would earned 33rd place with his time of 19:27.85, while Carson Clark finished 39th in a time of 20.06.50. Jas Jamison would turn in a time of 20:21.15 to place 41st for the E-Hawks.
Conner Crosgrove would finish 50th in 21:46.24 and Cole Jackson followed in 51st with his 21:48.10 clocking, while Christian Strohman rounded out the efforts for the E-Hawks with a time of 23:28.62 to finish 54th.
In the junior varsity competition, Emmetsburg's girls would place second behind Spencer, scoring 48 points.
Freshman Shelby Loomis finished second with a 17:45.15 clocking, while junior Caroline Fantz would finish just a few steps behind to earn the third place honors with her 17:56.06 clocking.
Freshman Jordan Lange would follow a few seconds later to cross the finish line in fifth place with a time of 18:22.34 and senior Queen Mukami would earn a 13th place finish with her 18:59.93 clocking.
Exchange student Madeleine Mueller, a junior, would earn a 27th place finish with her time of 20:09.59, while junior Alison Gould finished in 30th place with a 20:22.12 time. Fellow junior Kiersten Aldous would turn in a 20:31.37 to finish 34th while Alli Enriquez, another junior, placed 38th in 20:48.27. Ema Enriquez turned in a 25:49.12 to finish 57th and junior exchange student Charlotte Wolden placed 59th with a 26:49.12 time.
The E-Hawk JV?Boys placed fifth with 126 points and were led by Senior Lane Smith with his 21:51.34 for 28th place. Junior Michael Clasing would finish with a time of 22:24.05 to place 33rd, while sophomore teammate Dillon VanOosbree was just a few ticks of the watch behind with a 22:34.99, good for 34th place.
Freshman Dalton Hauschen would earn a 35th place finish with his time ofo 22:35.68, while Caige Elbert, a junior for the E-Hawks, would turn in a time of 24:01.31 to claim the 40th finishing place. Rounding out the Emmetsburg effort was senior Brett Steinkamp, who finished 46th in a time of 28:14.94.
With the regular season completed, the Emmetsburg harriers turn their attention to next Thursday's Class 1A Regional/District Meet at the Hawarden Country Club in Hawarden. The top 10 individual and top three team finishers at that meet will qualify to compete in the State Cross Country Championships Nov. 2 in Fort Dodge.