Tigers get a running start on 2010 season
The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta cross country team started the 2010 season Monday, Aug. 30 with the Tigers' only home meet at the Pomme de Terre Golf Club.
Along with the Tigers, 15 other teams were participating in the season opener.
The Tiger varsity boys finished in fourth place with two runners, Roy Reese and Aaron Goulet, placing in the top 10 in the 5K run. Reese came in eighth and Goulet was the next runner to cross the finish line. Gage Anderson placed 26th with Dan Tiernan on pace for a 27th-place finish. Matt Cotter took 37th place for the final team score. Other varsity runners in a field of over 90 athletes were Brody Bahr and Steven Jungst.
The varsity girls placed seventh overall. There were over 65 runners in the girls' 4K run. MaKenzie Smith had the Tigers fastest time and finished 30th. She was followed by Julia Sauder, Jana Loher, Sarah Kuhn, Monserrat Mendez, Adrianela Mendez, and Tahni Jungst.
Varsity Boys (5K)
(8) Roy Reese 18:39.52; (9) Aaron Goulet 18:47.45; (26) Gage Anderson 20:11.54; (27) Dan Tiernan 20:23.59; (37) Matt Cotter 20:43.65; (58) Brody Bahr 22:17.39; (76) Steven Jungst 23:33.16
JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS (2K)
(2) Beau Keimig 7:11.29; (19) Caleb Sanderson 8:00.63; (28) Ben Jerke 8:21.82; (33) Andrew Rentz 8:34.32; (42) Jacob Erickson 8:57.17; (48) Chase Mohrman 9:28.82
JUNIOR HIGH (2K)
Mac Pester 8:24.65; Max Jerke 8:32.58; Owen Erickson 8:33.57; Chris Tiernan 9:30.36
VARSITY GIRLS (4K)
(30) Makenzie Smith 19:19.26; (37) Julia Sauder 19:34.34; (49) Jana Loher 20:21.08; (54) Sarah Kuhn 20:43.76; (61) Monserrat Mendez 22:25.43; (62) Adrianela Mendez 22:34.67; (65) Tahni Jungst 23:06.22
JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS (2K)
(31) MIranda Day 11:53.96
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS (2K)
Becca Holland 8:41.05; Rachel Rausch 8:56.32