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by Marlys Kruger
Colfax cross country runners had the opportunity to compete on the same course the sectional meet will be held when they traveled to Cadott September 19. Two days later they ran in Durand which happens to be where the Dunn St. Croix Conference meet will be held.
Coach Joe Doucette used this meet as more of a workout instead of a race. The goal was to see the course and help prepare for next month’s sectional meet and it worked well according to Doucette. The Vikings have been racing a lot and they wanted to start easier and build on it which they were able to do.
The highlight of the meet was Kaysen Goodell claiming a medal for the girls despite starting easier. Goodell placed ninth of 105 competitors in a time of 21:23. Hannah Peterson came in at 22:44 for 23rd place and Lauren Becker placed 57th with a time of 25:17. Harmony Buchanan of Loyal/Greenwood won the race in 19:10.
Charlie Charbonneau finished 40th in the boys’ division, clocking in at 20:25 while Logan Swartz was 97th at 23:46. There were 139 individuals, and the race was won by Gavin Stewert of Ladysmith in 16:50.
Goodell had another strong finish for the girls, claiming fifth place out of 127 competitors in a time of 21:49. Peterson followed in 12th place at 22:46 and Becker came in at 25:08 for 56th place. Lili Klinkhamer of St. Croix Central was the winner in 20:33.
Charbonneau was ill and did not compete, leaving Swartz as the lone representative for the boys. He placed 97th among156 racers with a time of 23:15. Owen Hamholm of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser won the race in 17:28.
“We got to see almost all the conference teams and got a good look at the conference course,” Doucette said. “The course is tough with just enough elevation and tough turns that you have to be in great shape to do well. We have been racing a lot and looked a little tired but our kids toughed it out and finish well,” he added.