Royals run at Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

SIBLEY — Cool, damp conditions didn’t stop runners at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Cross Country Invitational held at the Sibley Golf Course on Tuesday. Included in the schools running was MMCRU. The boys team took fifth out of the 13 full teams in competition.

“We didn’t run as well as we did at Okoboji on Thursday,” MMCRU Head Coach Lisa Spieler said. “The weather conditions were definitely much worse. We are hoping for better weather next week at Woodbury Central.”

Brayden Dirks led the Royals with a 13th place finish as he completed the race in 18:05.33. Next for the Royals was Brett Staab who crossed the finish line in 18:41.16 for 22nd.

Kaden Galles and Owen Alesch finished back-to-back in the 27th and 28th spots. Galles ended in 18:57.61 while Alesch was two seconds behind that time. Gunnar Grage rounded out the team’s counting score with a 44th place finish in a time of 21:03.80. Preston Astidias wasn’t too far behind with a time of 21:26.68 to finish 49th.

Sheldon’s Brendan Cain had the top time of the 85 varsity runners, winning the race with a time of 16:22.24. Western Christian claimed the team title with 63 points, 11 better than Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley who claimed second place.

The MMCRU boys were the only local team with varsity runners. The team is scheduled to run again at Moville on Tuesday.

Team scores: Western Christian 63, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 74, Sioux Center 93, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 104, MMCRU 127, Sheldon 140, Sibley-Ocheyedan 215, Ridge View 241, West Sioux 247, Trinity Christian 259, South O’Brien 274, Alta-Aurelia 307, MVAOCOU 323.

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