Irish host home meet at Ney Park

Maple Lake hosted the first and only cross country meet of the season at Ney Park on Thursday, August 28.

Jeana Renier was the shining star of the team, finishing in first place for the varsity girls in a time of 17.25 minutes. Shelby Lengyel finished in seventh place, just 34 seconds behind Renier. These two top-10 performances allowed the Maple Lake girls to place second with a team score of 71.

“Girls’ varsity picked up right where they left off from last year. The girls had an individual winner, which made it fun,” said Assistant Coach Ben Youngs.

To help give the team the winning push, Alyssa Redemske finished 18th at 18.59 minutes, Nikki Blizil, 25th timing in at 19.47; Danae McGregor, 26th at 19.53 and Kaiti Clark in 34th at 20.44.

Varsity girls’ team results are: 1st, Eden Valley/Watkins/Kimball, 57; 2nd, Maple Lake, 71; 3rd, Dassel/Cokato, 102; 4th, Watertown/

Mayer, 113; 5th, Rockford, 124; 6th, Delano, 132; 7th, Royalton, l76.

Zach Bidwell earned the best time for the Maple Lake varsity boys’ team. He finished 13th with a time of 19.48. Chris Salveson finished in the 21st place at 20.45, Jon Richter, 37th at 22.43; Travis Colbert, 38th at 22.47, Andrew Brinza, 41st at 23.15 and Joe Juetten, 43rd at 23.35. With a combined score of 148, the boys finished in sixth place.

Varsity boys’ team results are: 1st, Delano, 41; 2nd, Dassel/

Cokato, 51; 3rd, Watertown/Mayer, 96; 4th, Royalton, 111; 5th, Lester Prairie/Winsted Holy Trinity, 135; 6th, Maple Lake, 148; 7th, Rockford, 215.

More information appears in this week’s issue of the Messenger.