Irish runners finish season strong on unfamiliar course


Racing in lane five, the Irish cross country team competed at the Albany invitational on Oct. 8. Running on an unfamiliar course didn’t stop the Irish from racing hard and finishing strong.
The girls varsity team huddled and prepared themselves for the race. They stuck to their game plan and steadily ran the course, despite never running it before. They went out just like always, competitively but also having fun. 
Halle Geyen finished the race first for Maple Lake, and fifth overall, with a time of 16:40. Just after Geyen, Sommer Carlson finished ninth with a time of 17:00 flat. Blair Stewig finished in 17th with a time of 17:19. Next for the Irish was Kayla Hoistad, finishing in 18:08 in 32nd. Just after Hoistad, Jessie Wohlrabe crossed the finish line in 45th, with a time of 18:40 and placing 48th was Jordan Sifferle, with a complete time of 18:45. The girls finished third overall with a team score of 108.
Next up, the boys varsity focused on their races. The Irish were warmed up and prepared to accomplish their goals throughout the race.