Chatfield Invite #3 (The host Gopher girls (23) beat La Crescent/Hokah (33) and W-K (80). LCH had the top runner, Lydia Rosendahl (21:24). Chatfield had runners 2-3-4-5; Tessa McMahon (21:53), Aletta Strande (22:22), Belle Carr (22:42), and Abbi Gillespie (22:50). Katelyn Dornack (9th, 23:43) was their fifth scoring runner. LC/H’s boys (22) took first over Chatfield (38) and W-K (73). Lancers Cody Kowalski (18:23) and Jack Redman (18:49) took first and second. Treyton Lanning (19:08) took third to lead the Gophers. Alex Wright (19:49) and Cody Guenther (19:54) took fifth and sixth. Both 5-kilometer races ran at Chatfield Golf Course)
PEM Invite (LARP’s boys (23) stayed undefeated on the season (6 for 6) by besting PEM (40) and Cotter (72). Luke O’Hare (16:59.32) and Tyler Rislov (17:16.9) stayed first-second undefeated to lead the way, though Andrew Hoiness (17:30.99) took third running his fastest time of the year. Ryan Prinsen (18:43.96) and Tyler Betthauser (18:52.25) took 8th and 9th to round out LARP’s scoring runners. Cotter (22) beat PEM (35) and LARP (69) in the girls race. Rambler runners Claire Ebertowski (20:44.64) and Sonja Semling (20:48.96) battled with PEM’s Molly Kate Hagen (21:51.69) for the first three spots. LARP’s top runner was Lauren Honken (22:48.24), who took tenth. The 5-kilometer races were held at Piper Hills GC in Plainview)
D-E Invite (GMLOS girls were the only complete team running against D-E and Schaeffer Academy. Eagle Malia Nelson (21:10) took first with Team GM runners Mckenna Hendrickson (21:43), Kendyl Queensland (22:54), Lauren Queensland (22:55), and Naomi Warmka (23:05) finishing 2-3-4-5. Schaeffer (29) won the boy’s race over GMLOS (39) and D-E (52). Schaeffer’s Luke Bothun (16:62) took first with GMLOS runners Christian Hjelman (18:24) and Cohen Wiste (18:30) taking second and third. The 5-kilometer races were held at D-E School grounds)
K-M Invite (Lourdes boys (31) beat K-M (39) and Kingsland (53). Eagle runner Kevin Turlington (16:44.1) took first with Knight Garrison Hubka (17:14.4) taking second. Teammate Cole Kruegel (18:37.7) took sixth. K-M was the only complete girls team. Lourdes’ Anna Peikert (20:47) took first over K-M’s Tiana Wiebke (21:34.9) and Adisen Skov (21:47.9). Susie Mettler (23:03.7) took seventh to lead the Knights)
St. Charles Invite (The host Saints (35) edged Stewartville (41) and LFC (44) in a close boys team race. Saints Andrew O’Hara (17:53) and Shane Arnold (18:00) went 1-2. LFC’s Carson Ruen (18:04) finished third and Riley Serfling (19:16) sixth. Stewartville (22) beat LFC (33) with SC incomplete in the girl’s race. Tigers Haylie Strum (20:31) and Ali Graff (21:51) went 1-2, LFC’s Lilyan Kiehne (22:09) taking third. Meet ran at St. Charles’ Winona County Fairgrounds)
Photo: The Chatfield trio of Abbi Gillespie (left), Belle Carr (middle) and Aletta Strande run in a group at the Gophers third invite of the year. The threesome helped Chatfield’s girls to their fifth team win in six tries this season.
Photo by Leif Erickson