On Thursday, Oct. 26 the YME cross country teams traveled to the Madison Golf Course where LqPV/DB hosted the 22 team…Section 3A Cross Country Championship meet with over 275 runners competing for the right to advance to the State Cross Country Meet which will held on Nov. 4 at Saint Olaf College in Northfield. LqPV/DB won the section 3A meet boys division with the YME boys team finishing 17th in the section. Luverne won the section 3A meet girls division with the YME girls finishing 20th in the section. It was a cold blustery day with a few snow flurries (the wind chill was in the low 30s with winds 30+ mph) our athletes were running in less than ideal conditions.

Rory Shackelford placed 7th in the section meet and advanced to the state cross country meet next week. He ran his best, most competitive race of the year with a time of 17:42. Cassie Weir led our girls team at the section meet.

Varsity Boys 5000 meter

Rory Shackelford (7) 17:42 Bennett Knapper (120) 22:26 Ethan Kontz (123) 22:32 Tate Schulte (126) 23:05 Caleb Jans (134) 23:13 Drake Lieser (136) 23:14 Luke Kluver (138) 24:00

Varsity Girls 5000 meter

Cassie Weir (100) 24:49 Brylea Ruff-Mulligan (109) 25:11 Kaitlin Wohlman (118) 25:56 Violet Anderson (119) 25:57 Courtney Winter (122) 26:29 Sanjana Pullan (127) 26:46 Madison Jeseritz (135) 29:12