Tuesday the 21st of September, five Journal-covered cross country programs ran only against another Journal-covered programs amidst two meets in Rushford and Harmony. On Thursday, September 30, all five squads descended upon the St. Charles Invite. The top 10 (particularly boys) was littered with Journal-covered athletes. Five of the top six runners were either from LARP, Kingsland, or LFC. LARP senior Tyler Rislov grabbed his first race win of the season in a time of 17:38.2 over Rochester-Century’s Richard Kariuki (17:52.8). Teammate Andrew Hoiness (18:02.3) wasn’t far off the pace for third. He just bested the Kingsland duo of Garrison Hubka (18:04.7) and Cole Kruegel (18:05.4), who took fourth and fifth. LFC senior Carson Ruen was then just a few seconds later (18:10.6), as he took sixth. Seven other Journal-covered guys graced the top 25. LARP’s Ryan Prinsen (18:59.2), Tyler Betthauser (19:16.1), and Matthew Sprague (20:15.7) finished 14th, 18th, and 25th respectively. LARP as a team (61) took second to Class AAA Rochester-Century (46), which had five in the top 13. Chatfield’s top finisher, Treyten Lanning (19:13.7), took 16th with teammate Logan Thompson (19:22.8) taking 19th. The LFC duo of Isaac Snyder (19:51.8) and Riley Serfling (20:02.8) finished 20th and 21st. Kingsland took 4th (141), LFC 5th (142), Chatfield 6th (171), and GMLOS 7th (176) of 12 compete squads. Only one Journal-covered gal athlete made the top 10. LFC 8th grader Lillyan Kiehne (21:42.3) took third behind Century’s Jazzlyn Hanenberger (21:15.7) and Sophia Trabuco (21:29.3). Kiehne’s teammate, senior Brielle Reun (23:05) took 11th. Nine more Journal athletes finished top 25. Lauren Honken (23:27.8) led LARP by taking 14th. Tessa McMahon of Chatfield (23:29.8) took 15th, with teammates Katelyn Dornack (23:49.6), Belle Carr (23:51.4), Ella Bakken (24:13.2), and Aletta Strande (24:29.9) taking 18th, 19th, 22nd, and 25th respectively. Abbi Gillespie (24:30.7) took 26th, as six Chatfield girls finished top 26. Morgan Pickett (23:39) took 16th, joining Kiehne and Ruen as high finishers for LFC. Susan Mettler (24:10.4) took 21st to lead Kingsland. Naomi Warmka took 23rd to lead GMLOS. Century had multiple junior varsity runners finish between 10th and 20th. Anyone placing after 14th was placed amongst just varsity runners. Like on the boys side, the Panthers (23) claimed the girls crown, but over LFC (86) and Chatfield (87) who were nip-and-tuck. LARP (147) took fifth while GMLOS and Kingsland were incomplete. GMLOS top runner McKenna Hendrickson did not compete. Nine full girls teams took to the course.
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