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Emmetsburg Turns in Impressive Times at Humboldt Meet

September 21, 2018
By Darren Fraser , Emmetsburg News

by Darren Fraser

Emmetsburg's cross-country teams posted impressive showings at the Humboldt Cross-County Meet last Monday.

The Girls 3200 Meter Run was event one. Emmetsburg Middle School's Mattie Johnson turned in a time of 16:09.02.; good enough for 17th place in a field that boasted 92 runners. Sage Brown ran a 16:48.00 Isabel Doyle posted a 16:56.56, followed by Allyson Thompson with a time of 17:01.96. Tatum Sargent clocked in at 17:41.00. Ashleigh Peterson ran a 18:14.60. Katie Nelson rounded out the E-Hawks' field with a time of 21:10.83.

Event two featured the Boys 3200 Run. EMS's Gavin Swift was the fastest E-Hawk, coming in 30th with a time of 15:06.14. The race featured 133 contestants. Nolan Gustafson posted a time of 16:07.44. Ben Merwald clocked 16:38.91. Brady Anderson was no tortoise, running a 17:06.59. Lucian Benjamin completed the E-Hawks' effort with a time of 21:34.88.

At the high school level, the Girls 5k Junior Varsity had Hannah Merwald of the running Merwalds break the 30-minute mark with a time of 29:20.80. Maggie Nelson turned in a time of 35:01.63.

The Boys 5k Junior Varsity had E-Hawk Johah Hackbart-Morlock posting a time of 30:57.84.

The E-Hawks shone in the Varsity Girls 5K. In a field that boasted 117 athletes, Raven Brown took home 13th place with a time of 22:48.14. Gabrielle Janssen proved no laggard, turning in a time of 22:80.10. Hailey Foxhoven ran a 23:26.59. Izzy Householder clocked a 24:12.76. Taylor Steinkamp posted a time of 26:03.25. Raylene Poeppe clocked 26:18 and Allison Fischer ran a 26:33.57. As a team, the E-Hawks came in fifth with a total time of 1:59:38.44 and a team time average of 23:55.77.

The Boys Varsity 5k feature seven Emmetsburg runners. Kelly Griffin posted the top E-Hawk result with a time of 20:42.70. Isaac Janssen ran a 20:56.09. Cade Jacobson put his legs into it with a time of 21:50.25. Adam Deitering clocked in at 22:36.09. Alex Laubenthal ran a 23:16.42, Jacob Fields ran a 25:03.97 and Jordan Ruff arrived in a huff with a time of 25:27.21.

Emmetsburg's total team time was 1:49:21.56. The E-Hawks had an average team time of 21:52.32.



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