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Bulldogs finish regular cross country season with improved times on Arcadia Course

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The Boyceville cross country team had two final meets this past week with one in Amery last Tuesday and then they were in Arcadia on Saturday to wrap up their regular season.

The Bulldogs finished fifth out of seven at the Amery meet with a total of 116 points; first went to Unity/Luck with 42 points.

The Lady Dogs had just four runners and did not field a team.

Mitch Pustol paved the way to the finish line for the Bulldogs. He finished in sixth place out of 59 with a time of 18:34.05.

Max Engel has been the consistent number two runner for the team. He ran a 20:10.35 for 20th place.

Freshman Rian Corr followed in 29th place with a season best run time of 20:36.42.

Jack Kapsner and Jerod Nelson ran four tenths of a second apart in 37 and 38th with times of 21:11.20 and 21:15.03.

Kiel Anderson was a few places behind in 42nd with a time of 21:30.64 and then Caleb Hagen finished up the team in 52nd with a time of 22:52.79.

Shiann Wagner crossed the finish line first for the Lady Bulldogs. She took fifth place out of 39 girls with a time of 22:19.85, which was her personal best.

Marissa Dormanen followed in 16th with a time of 24:07.46. Then it was Emma Harnisch in 33rd (27:35.80) and Brianna Foer in 38th with a 29:47.26.

On Saturday, they were at “The Farm” for the Holte Invitational that was hosted by the Arcadia High School.

The boys’ team ended up ninth out of 12 teams in the Division 2 bracket with Pustol again leading the team in 11th out of 86 with a time of 18:25.31, nearly ten seconds off his time in Amery.

Engel followed in 38th with a time of 19:59.59, which was an improvement as well and then it was Kapsner in 44th with a 20:12.80.

Anderson improved his time by nearly a minute with a finish of 20:40.06, which put him in 53rd. Nelson then followed right behind him in 54th with a 20:47.86.

Hagen had one of his best races as well with a time of 21:33.35 for 62nd. And rounding out the team then was Michael Chich in 75th with a 23:14.71.

The girls were not able to field a team again, but four runners did participate.

Wagner ran first for the Lady Bulldogs with a time of 22:40.80, which put her in tenth out of 57.

Dormanen then followed in 29th with a time of 24:41.53 and Harnisch was next in 34th with a 25:55.98. Foer was the anchor with a time of 28:37.15 for 49th place.

That wrapped up the Bulldogs’ regular season. They will host the Conference Meet this Thursday, October 16, which starts at 4:30 p.m.