By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE — Last Thursday was the Conference Cross Country meet for the Dunn-St. Croix Schools, which was held in Boyceville. The Boyceville teams themselves placed sixth for the girls and eighth for the boys.
The girls’ team had just five runners, but still finished with a total of 119 for sixth place out of seven schools. First went to Glenwood City with a 37.
The boys’ team was eighth out of eight with a total of 154 from their top seven; first went to St. Croix Central with a 48.
Shiann Wagner had a solid performance as a freshman with a fourth place finish against 48 other runners. She ran a 21:05.6, which was 12 seconds away from first.
Teammate Marissa Dormanen followed in 21st with a time of 23:21.4 and then it was Brooklyn Booth in 29th with a 24:38.9.
Emma Harnisch was next in fourth for the team and 35th overall with a 25:15.2 and then anchoring for the team was Brianna Foer in 44th with a run time of 27:04.0.
Mitch Pustol crossed the finish line first for the boys’ team with a time of 18:09.9, which put him in fifth place overall against 94 other runners.
First went to Jordan Bringgold of Central with a 16:43.9.
Finishing second for the team and filling in nicely for Max Engel was sophomore Jerrod Nelson. He ran a 19:59.6 for 30th place. Engel did not complete the race due to an injury.
Following Nelson was Jack Kapsner in 34th with a time of 20:02.6.
Next side by side near the finish line was Kiel Anderson and Rian Corr. Anderson ran a 20:19.5 for 43rd and Corr had a 20:21.8 for 44th.
Finishing out the top seven for the Bulldogs was Samuel Retz in 60th (21:31.3) and Carter Rogers in 67th (22:00.8).
Also completing the course was Kamden Casey in 72nd (22:18.6), Caleb Hagen in 75th (22:33.8), Michael Chich in 78th (23:14.5) and Sean Best in 86th with a 24:15.0.
The Bulldogs will be back on their home course for the Sectional meet this Saturday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m.