Cross country ready for sections after memorable year


The Irish cross country team ran their hearts out at the Conference meet in Pierz on Tuesday, October 15th. Each and every runner ran their hardest and achieved great races.
Keeping bundled up, the Irish were able to show off their new stocking hats that unified the team. Each team warmed up together and mentally prepared themselves for their big race. Coming into the meet, the Irish knew it would be a close race between themselves and the Holdingford Huskers.
Although slightly misting in the crisp air during the girls varsity race, Maple Lake kept focused and ran their strategic race. With Holdingford right beside them, they ran their hardest until crossing the finish line. Halle Geyen finished second overall with a time of 16:00 flat and also received an All Conference award. Just behind Geyen was Sommer Carlson placing third with a time of 16:10, also receiving an All Conference award. Crossing the finish in ninth was Blair Stewig in 17:04 also receiving an All Conference award. In 15th was Kayla Hoistad coming in with a time of 17:36. Fifth for Maple Lake was Jessie Wohlrabe in 16th, completing her race in 17:39. Right behind Wohlrabe was Skyler Manka in 17th with a time of 17:40 and in 19th was Katelynn Kramer with a time of 17:48. Anxiously awaiting the final results, the Irish ended up 12 short of first with a final team score of 45. The girls were still proud to be able to say they were the runner-up team at the Conference meet.
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.