With Caleb Kruger finishing third individually, the Elk Mound boys placed fourth of 10 teams while the girls, paced by Elizabeth Fasbender’s fourth place, ended up taking fifth among seven complete teams at the Osseo-Fairchild Invitational Oct. 2.
Kruger ran a time of 17:37 as Jesse Becker of Liberty Christian won the race in 16:49. Next in for the Mounders was Lucas Winter for 18th place in 18:31 followed by Hayden Kohls in 35th at 19:39 and Nate Kruger in 37th at 19:43. Also finishing in under 20 minutes was Ryan Mohr at 19:52 for 43rd place.
Fasbender’s time of 21:14 was just under a minute behind the medalist Emily Jaeger of Fall Creek who ran a time of 20:15. Following Fasbender for the Mounders was Hannah Cedarblade in 15th place at 22:16, Nevada LaPointe in 37th at 25:02, Elayna Gutsch was on her heels for 38th place in 25:04 and adding final team points was O’Rhyann Hay in 41st at 25:28.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: Chippewa Falls McDonell 51, Liberty Christian 56, Immanuel Lutheran 74, Elk
Mound 134, Black River Falls 144, Osseo-Fairchild 165, Altoona 166, Mondovi 190, Cadott 192, Augusta 228
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Fall Creek 41, Black River Falls 48, Cadott 88, Chippewa Falls McDonell 97, Elk Mound 115, Immanuel Lutheran 154, Osseo-Fairchild 169, Altoona 199