By Kelsie Hoitomt
DURAND – The Boyceville boys cross country brought home their second consecutive trophy of the year after placing third at the Durand Invitational last Thursday. The girls team did not have enough runners, but two competed individually.
“I was very pleased how we ran. We had a tough week of practice and Durand is a deceptively hilly course. We had a plan of where each guy needed to be in the race and for the most part the plan was executed and we just edged two teams by six or less points to earn a third place trophy,” shared coach Corey Day.
Out of 154 runners in the boys race, it was Tanner Johnson-Hetchler that crossed the finish line first for the Bulldogs with a time of 18:03 for fourth place overall.
Just under a minute behind him was fellow teammate and senior, Ian Kane, in 20th place with a time of 18:59.
Next it was Mitch Pustol in 25th place with a time of 19:26, then James Lindo finished in 34th with a 19:52 and Tristan Debell rounded out the top five for the Bulldogs in 35th place with a 19:55.
Maxwell Engel competed as well and finished in sixth for the Bulldogs and 48th overall with a time of 20:26. He was followed by Ian Fontaine in 105th place with a 22:45.
There were 130 girls that competed in the race and two of those were Bulldogs. Katie Kegen ran a 20:25 for a 71st place and Sandra Knorr ran a 21:50 for 102nd place.
The Bulldogs have a break in their schedule as their next invitational is scheduled for Monday, October 7 in Colfax starting at 4:00 p.m. They will then be competing in Arcadia on the morning of October 12 starting at 9:30 a.m.