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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
  • Cross Country Journal: Sting boys place fourth at Monte

  • Montevideo Invitational
    The Montevideo boys placed five runners among the top 15 and edged Marshall for first at the Montevideo Invitational on Tuesday at The Crossings Country Club.
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  • Montevideo Invitational
    The Montevideo boys placed five runners among the top 15 and edged Marshall for first at the Montevideo Invitational on Tuesday at The Crossings Country Club.
    Marshall would take their revenge, however on the girls side dominating the field and taking first with 34 points, 17 points ahead of second place.
    Yellow Medicine East would finish fourth in the final results for boys and last in the girls meet. Junior runner Jacob Carroll would turn in another impressive meet with a fifth place finish, while seventh-grader Cassie Weir led the girls for her third straight meet since moving up to the varsity.
    Girls team results
    (1) Marshall 34 (2) Canby/Minneota 51 (3) Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd 73 (4) Montevideo 97 (5) Morris Area 109 (6) Ortonville 176 (7) Yellow Medicine East 187
    Girls individual top five
    (1) Makenzie Smith, Mor, 15:30 (2) Nichole Sample, Mar, 15:38 (3) Leah Jessen, C/M, 15:42 (4) Syhla Hansen, Mar, 15:54 (5) Alaysia Freetly, LQP, 16:01
    YME girls results
    (32) Cassie Weir 18:43 (35) Morgan Field 19:28 (40) Michelle Dinesen 20:47 (41) Erica Moritz 21:01 (42) Allison Carmany 21:05
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    Boys team results
    (1) *Montevideo 50 (2) Marshall 50 (3) Canby/Minneota 54 (4) Yellow Medicine East 123 (5) Morris Area 132 (6) BOLD 139 (7) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 143 (8) Ortonville 197
    * — won tiebreaker
    Boys individual top five
    (1) Nick Stoks, CM, 16:41.78 (2) Andrew Bell, Mar, 16:55.64 (3) Blaine Moran, Mar, 17:46.78 (4) Ryan Maroney, Mon, 17:50.10 (5) Jacob Carroll, Y, 18:00.31
    YME boys results
    (5) Carroll (17) Sergey Schuler 19:15.65 (31) Isaac Rillo 19:48.72 (34) Clint Thomas 20:09.97 (36) Austin Thomas 20:17.12
    YME Invitational
    Jacob Carroll grins, looks away and shakes his head before looking at you askance and saying, "I don't know. I'm just running, I guess."
    Faster. And faster. And faster.
    More confidence with each ground churning stride that seems to measure longer than he is tall.
    "I really want State. That's my goal. I missed it last year. But in track, running the 800 relay, I got a taste of it. I want to get there. And I think I've got a good shot."
    He doesn't smile when he runs. He balls his fists next to his side and charges. He's smiling now. The likeable kid with the brillo head that runs like he's going somewhere.
    If he had anywhere to go in Granite this summer he was running; logging more miles than the city road crew. That's probably why he's on the move this fall; jumping to the top of leader boards and popping up in the minds of every other runner in the section that hopes to challenge for a trip to State.
    He's not there yet, but he's come a long way this season. "I didn't have the best start to the season. I knew I had to get better. Now I think I've dropped my time by more than a minute," says Carroll after Thursday's Yellow Medicine East Invitational.
    Page 2 of 2 - He just ran a 5k and looks like he's ready for more. Maybe with two more miles he could of caught meet champion Ben Burgett, another runner whose exploded on the scene this year.
    Burgett got the best of Carroll at his home meet by 49 seconds.
    "He's a beast. He's come out of nowhere," says Carroll. "I started with him. Every step was faster and faster. That kid can run."
    Coming in behind Burgett and Carroll was Montevideo. What they lack in top finishers they make up for in numbers and captured third through fifth place to win the meet and beat out the home team, who happily settled for second.
    For the girls, they're now led by a seventh-grader. YME finished Thursday in fourth place at the eight team meet and were led by seventh-grader Cassie Weir in a time of 18:22, which was good enough for fifteenth place—one spot ahead of teammate Morgan Field.
    Girls team results
    (1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 22 (2) Montevideo 38 (3) Willmar Community Christian 104 (4) Yellow Medicinc East 108 (5) Ortonville 124 (6) Springfield/Cedar Mountain-Comfrey 144
    Girls individual top five
    (1) Alaysia Freetly (LqPV) 15:32 (2) Kelly Kvaal (LqPV) 15:48 (3) Clare Sulflow (Monte) 16:15 (4) Sadie Thompson (LqPV) 16:16 (5) Addison Reinert (Monte) 16:25
    YME girls results
    (15) Cassie Weir 18:22 (16) Morgan Field 18:28 (34) Michelle Dinesen 19:30 (36) Allison Carmany 19:47 (39) Erica Moritz 20:07 (40) Tiana Irvine 20:40
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    Boys team results
    (1) Montevideo 28 (2) Yellow Medicine East 88 (3) LqPV 89 (4) BOLD/BL-H 107 (5) Willmar Community Christian 124 (6) Springfield/Cedat Mt./Comfrey 136 (7) MACCRAY/RCW 144 (8) Ortonville 193
    Boys individual top five
    (1) Ben Burgett (WCC) 16:19 (2) Jacob Carroll (YME) 16:58 (3) Ryan Maroney (Monte) 17:03 (4) Zac Envoldsen (Monte) 17:21 (5) Joseph Varpness (Monte) 17:21
    YME boys results
    (2) Jacob Carroll 21:01 (18) Sergey Schuler 18:25 (22) Clint Thomas 18:35 (26) Isaac Rillo 18:50 (32) Austin Thomas 19:14 (43) Blake Helgeson 19:38 (63) Charles Blue 21:16 (72) Talon Wilson 22:09 (83) Sam Jans 25:01

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