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Crofton Invitational Cross Country

 

            It was a beautiful early fall day at the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course site of the Crofton Cross Country Invitational.  The South Sioux City and Norfolk Catholic teams overshadowed the team race, but Harting-Newcastles sophomore Carson Noecker dominated the race course.  Noecker covered the 3.1 mile distance in an outstanding time of 15:32.48.  Second place was also a good time of 17:11.44 by South Sioux Cities Mesuidi Ejerso.

          Top finisher for the fifth place Osmond Tigers was Johnson Chishiba placing 9th in a time of 18:05.74, just 2 seconds behind Liess of Norfolk Catholic.  Graysen Schultze missed a medal by a single place finishing in 16th place in 18:42.01.  Graysen out-leaned Foecking of Norfolk Catholic who had a time of 18:42.82 automatic timing.

          A trio of Tigers came in 30, 31, and 32nd place.  Robert Aschoff led the group with a time of 20:28.58: Kaden Polt next at 20:40.65: followed by Bodie True clocked at 20:49.20, all pretty good times for this hilly course. Hudson Schultze placed 41st in 21:27.11.  Hunter Beacom finished 12th in the junior varsity division in a time of 22:22.89.

          In the girl’s division junior Riley Wagner missed a medal by two spots.  She finished in 17th place in a time of 24:43.98.  Hayle Krienert was the next Tiger to cross the line in 29th place in a time of 29:08.19 followed by Jozie Kumm in 33rd place in 30:55.16.

          In the junior high portion of the meet Keli Aschoff earned a medal placing 8th covering the 2000 meters in 8:56.43.  For the boy’s Andrew Bucklew finished in 20th place in a time of 8:09.21.

“I thought we ran pretty well on a tough course” noted Coach Ortmeier. “I also liked the way we competed with the bigger schools, we gave a good account of ourselves.”

Team Scoring:

1st              23               South Sioux City

2nd              28               Norfolk Catholic

3rd               72               Hartington-Newcastle

4th               80               Bloomfield/Wausa

5th               84               Osmond

6th               107             Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur

7th               114             Crofton

8th               146             Summerland

9th               150             Laurel-Concord-Coleridge

10th             192             Randolph