The Border West Buccaneers wrapped up their Cross Country season with their Section meet this past week. Full results can be reached by clicking on the links below.
Girls Results: http://wayzatatiming.com/crosscountry/2020/MSHSL6AGirls/
The Boys ran at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Head Coach Brittany Erickson filed this report,
“LPGE is a hilly course, but our boys' team did great considering the terrain and the strong winds they encountered. If there was a state meet, Joe Arens missed it by 3 places or 5.5 secs. Cole Sykora ran a PR to end the season. I'm positive that if the section meet was run like it normally was, we would have seen some more PRs. We were seeded by average team times. That hurts our lead runners and we only ran against two other teams, so the spread on the course was great which makes it difficult to chase down runners and keep a pace because you feel like you’re winning when you're out in front. I felt like we ended the season on a good note. Our only loss from the boys' section team is Andrew Stueve--a wonderful runner, teammate, and captain. We are a young team and I feel that we can only improve from here.”
Here is Erickson’s assessment of the girls’ race at New London-Spicer,
“NLS is a fun course to run at, even when the temperatures are in the 40s and the wind is blowing at 15 mph. Our girls went after it. Five of our seven runners had PRs for the season: Karter Martinek, Julia Schmidt, Ava Klindworth, Georgia Gallagher, Addison Blume. We saw a lot of mental toughness out there. Addison Blue went out fast and didn't feel well halfway through, but she pushed on to cut 25 secs from her other 5K time. Karter Martinek has been battling plantar fasciitis all season long, but she shaved off 62 secs. Ava Klindworth put the pedal to the metal to finish 30 seconds faster than her fastest 5K. Julia Schmidt led the entire race, but there were quite a few times where a Holdingford would get within 10 meters, but she held her off and pulled away from her at the end. If there was a state meet, Julia missed it by 5 places or 11.3 seconds. We lose two seniors from the section team: Georgia Gallagher and Emily Franzese. This was Georgia's second year out and she has been a great leader, teammate, and an integral part of our team chemistry. Emily Franzese has been a part of our program for six years and has been one of our most consistent runners. We could count on her to be the top five for us and to always give her best.”