Cross Country: Pierz girls run away with first at Royalton Invite

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

The Pierz girls cross country team placed its first five runners in the top nine to easily outdistance the field at Thursday’s Royalton Invite.

Sophomore Maggie Gruber clocked a time of 17:36 to place third for the Pioneers, followed by senior Megan Hoheisel (18:14) in fifth, sophomores Dana Hennen (18:22) in seventh and Arre Langer (18:23) in eighth, eighth grader Emma Hoheisel in ninth (18:27) and senior Beth Broschofsky (25:45) in 29th.

Royalton freshman Madi Rudolph placed 13th in 19:02 and senior Brianne Carlson took 14th in 19:10 to lead the Royals to fourth.

Sophomore Jenna Trutwin (21:05), junior Ciara Kowalczyk (21:08) and senior Bridgette Storkamp (29:28) also scored for Royalton.

Royalton sophomore Zach Carlson won the individual title in 17:21 to lead the Royals to second, trailed by sophomore Tremayne Collins (18:28), freshman Ben Borash (19:18), senior Stephen Strusz (20:20) and eighth graders Jordan Malikowski (23:19) and Thomas Strusz (24:31).

Pierz sophomore Kyle Becker (18:52) earned seventh to pace the Pioneers boys to fourth, with seniors Will Corbett (19:49) and Elias Schomer (20:59), freshman Matt Janson (21:37), sophomore Daniel Tautges (21:52) and senior Mitchell Czech (23:15) rounding out the Pierz lineup.

 

Royalton Invite

Boys team—1. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 30; 2. Royalton, 64; 3. St. John’s Prep, 88; 4. Pierz, 95.

Medalist—Zach Carlson (Royalton), 17:21.

Royalton—1. Zach Carlson, 17:21; 9. Tremayne Collins, 18:28; 13. Ben Borash, 19:18; 20. Stephen Strusz, 20:20; 28. Jordan Malikowski, 23:19; 29. Thomas Strusz, 24:31.

Pierz—7. Kyle Becker, 18:52; 16. Will Corbett, 19:49; 23. Elias Schomer, 20:59; 24. Matt Janson, 21:37; 25. Daniel Tautges, 21:52; 27. Mitchell Czech, 23:15.

Girls team—1. Pierz, 32; 2. St. Cloud Christian, 70; 3. Mille Lacs, 73; 4. Royalton, 108.

Pierz—3. Maggie Gruber, 17:36; 5. Megan Hoheisel, 18:14; 7. Dana Hennen, 18:22; 8. Arre Langer, 18:23; 9. Emma Hoheisel, 18:27; 29. Beth Broschofsky, 25:45.

Royalton—13. Madi Rudolph, 19:02; 14. Brianne Carlson, 19:10; 25. Jenna Trutwin, 21:05; 26. Ciara Kowalczyk, 21:08; 30. Bridgette Storkamp, 29:28.

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