Red Wing girls cross country wins W-K meet; boys take secondThe Red Wing girls cross country team had five runners place in the top 10 Monday at the Wabasha-Kellogg Invite as the Wingers went on to win the meet at Coffee Mill Country Club in Wabasha.
By: R-E News Staff, The Republican Eagle
The Red Wing girls cross country team had five runners place in the top 10 Monday at the Wabasha-Kellogg Invite as the Wingers went on to win the meet at Coffee Mill Country Club in Wabasha.
Red Wing junior Kelsee Anderson won the meet in a time of 16 minutes, 20.4 seconds in the 4-kilometer race and senior Cori Fairbanks placed second in 16:56.9. Sophomore Shayna Ramstad finished in 17:13.1 for fourth place. Sophomore Lindsay Scribner took fifth in 17:15.2 and sophomore Hailee Johnson took eighth with a time of 17:32.5.
The Wingers’ other runners, Kelsey Reding and Emily Dech, finished in the top 15. Reding, a sophomore, took 12th with a time of 17:58.5 and Dech, a sophomore, took 14th with a time of 18:26.6.
Red Wing finished with 20 points and won the meet by 64 points. Plainview-Elgin-Millville took second with 84 points. Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo finished fourth with 103 points.
“It was a good meet,” Wingers head coach Jesse Nelson said. “I was happy with what we got out of it.”
Nelson said the girls’ times at this year’s meet were faster than last year and that’s a good thing for Red Wing.
Leitner wins meet; team takes second
Red Wing senior Christian Leitner won his first meet of the season by a comfortable margin and helped lead the Wingers to a second place finish.
Leitner finished in 17:02.4 and won the meet by more than 14 seconds.
Trent VanLoon followed Leitner with a sixth place finish. VanLoon ran the 5-kilometer course in 18:14.1. VanLoon’s performance came after he finished as the team’s seventh runner at the season-opening meet Thursday in River Falls.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville won the meet with 32 points and Red Wing took second with 37 points.
Freshman Marcus Warrington, sophomore Aiden Winn and senior Jordy Hassemer gave the Wingers a 9-10-11 finish. Warrington took ninth with a time of 18:23.8, Winn was 10th in a time of 18:28.6, and Hassemer was 11th with a time of 18:32.5.
“For the boys it’s going to be a search for consistency with our top five,” Nelson said.