Racing to be the best; area harriers compete at South Winn Invite
NEIC meet is Oct. 15 at Cresco; UIC meet Oct. 17 at Luana
Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:56 AM
South Winn hosted the South Winn cross country invite Tuesday night, entertaining Decorah and Turkey Valley among other schools.
Decorah’s Hannah Hougen (L) and Maria McDonough stick together during the race. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
The boys' race saw a 1-2-3 finish for the area schools.
In the girls' race, both Decorah and South Winn fielded a full team.
Flying high Vikes
Decorah finished first in both meets.
In the boys' race, the Vikes, who are ranked No. 6 in Class 3A, collected 22 points on the way to the victory. Isaac Marquardt, who is ranked No. 20 in Class 3A, was the overall champion in 16:52.20, winning by 6.5 seconds.
Third place went to Decorah senior Oran Deen-Lester. Ranked No. 28, he took third in 16:59.70. In 17:17.30, No. 30 Forde Nesteby came in fourth. Touring the course in 17:48.30, Bryce Hosting was sixth overall. Andrew Larson completed the team score. He finished eighth in 17:54.30. Also running in the top-seven were Jacob Hrdlicka, ninth in 18:02.50; and Timothy Meyer, 10th in 18:02.80.
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