Cross Country: Holdingford boys, girls sweep Central Minnesota Conference titles

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

Central Minnesota Conference cross country meet photo gallery 

Holdingford juniors Andrew Zachman and Abe Skwira on their way to a one-two finish in the boys race, with Royalton junior Tremayne Collins on his way to All-CMC honors by placing fourth.

Holdingford juniors Andrew Zachman and Abe Skwira on their way to a one-two finish in the boys race, with Royalton junior Tremayne Collins on his way to All-CMC honors by placing fourth.

The Holdingford boys rode the strength of a one-two finish, while the Huskers girls placed its five scorers in the top 10 in a sweep of the Central Minnesota Conference (CMC) titles at Pierz, Oct. 15.

Junior Andrew Zachman was the boys individual champion in 16:42.47, followed across the line by junior teammate Abe Skwira.

Also earning first-team All-CMC honors from the area were Royalton juniors Tremayne Collins (17:24.34) and Zach Carlson (17:55.31) in fourth and seventh place, respectively, and Pierz junior Kyle Becker in eighth place.

The Royalton boys finished in fourth place and Pierz took seventh.

Holdingford freshman Jo Merten was the top finisher for the CMC champion Huskers, taking fourth individually in 16:25.17.

Holdingford freshman Jo Merten was the top finisher for the CMC champion Huskers, taking fourth individually in 16:25.17.

In the girls race, the Huskers were paced by a handful of All-CMC first-team finishers in freshman Jo Merten (16:25.17), junior Emily Wolter (16:43.88), senior Abby Mokhtary (16:45.94), sophomore Rachael Preusser (16:59.19) and freshman Angel Rick (17:12.49).

Junior Maggie Gruber took 12th in 17:20.11 to lead the Pierz girls to sixth place and senior Ciara Kowalczyk took 27th in 18:17.79 to lead Royalton to seventh place.

 

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