Flyers host Lucky Lindy, Pierz hosts Pioneer Stampede
By PATRICK SLACK
Three area teams hosted cross country meets this week, with the Royalton boys earning first place and the girls taking second at its race, Sept. 12.
Juniors Zach Carlson (17:50) and Tremayne Collins (18:04) finished in the top three and sophomore Ben Borash (19:40) took sixth to lead the Royalton boys to first place by a point, followed by eighth-graders Jordan Malikowski (20:36) and Thomas Strusz (21:23).
The Royals girls were led by freshman Emma Hoheisel (18:31) in fifth and senior Ciara Kowalzyck (18:38) in sixth, followed by sophomore Madi Rudolph (19:01), freshman Chloe Novak (19:42), sophomore Lexi Witucki (20:35), junior Jenna Trutwin (20:50) and sophomore Breanna Sand (23:46).
Flyers boys earn fifth, girls 13th
at Myron Ahle Lucky Lindy meet
Freshman Tyler Moore (16:43.4) and senior Sebastian Sowada (16:45.6) sped in under the 17-minute mark to lead the Little Falls boys to fifth place out of 19 teams at Thursday’s home Lucky Lindy meet.
Seniors Mathew Massmann (17:07.3) and Cameron Smith (17:08.3) trailed closely behind.
Little Falls took 13th place on the girls side, led by a 39th-place finish from junior Heidi Moe (16:29.5).
Senior Vanessa Meschke (16:48.0) and sophomores Amelia Kresha (17:12.8), Linzee Gerads (18:01.0) and Claire Gammon-Deering (18:19.4) also scored for the Flyers.
All four area schools had top runners out of their lineups at Monday’s Pierz Pioneer Stampede, yet the Little Falls boys still managed to take fifth and the Flyers girls sixth out of 22 teams.
Moore (17:09.5) and Smith (17:26.3) each placed in the top 10 to lead the Flyers boys, followed by junior Josh Kapsner (18:22.3) and sophomores Jacob Massmann (18:47.0), Daniel Palmer (19:17.1), Caden Brose (20:00.0) and Gunner Kleinschmidt (20:00.4).
McNamara took 14th in 16:42.8 and Moe earned 18th in 16:52.4 for the Flyers girls, trailed by Kresha (17:17.9), Meschke (17:41.9), freshman Kendal Hendrickson (18:01.5), Gerads (18:20.0) and Gammon-Deering (19:07.2).
Junior Maggie Gruber secured 31st place in 17:23.8 to lead the Pierz girls to 12th place, followed by junior Arre Langer (18:14.9), freshman Lilly Guck (18:26.6), eighth-grader Beth-el Algarin (19:29.8), junior Dana Hennen (19:41.0) and freshman Taryn Becker (19:47.7).
Sophomore Matt Janson (19:48.6) and senior Mitchell Czech (22:54.6) were the only entrants for the Pioneers boys.
The Royalton girls took 14th in the meet, led by Hoheisel (18:04.1) and Rudolph (18:30.7).
Collins earned 18th in 17:47.0 to lead the Royals boys.
Holdingford only brought a portion of its girls team, led by freshman Amanda Douvier (17:47.7) in 52nd place.