Runners from Hinton, MMCRU race at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
SANBORN — Runners from Hinton and MMCRU raced at the Sanborn Golf and Country Club on Monday in a cross country meet hosted by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.
MMCRU and Hinton each had a pair of runners in the top 10 in the 46-runner varsity field.
MMCRU junior Kaden Galles took the runner-up spot in the race with a time of 17:58.19. He was 10 seconds off the pace of George-Little Rock senior Lane Henrichs.
There were two individuals who finished with times in the 18-minute range. Alta-Aurelia senior Braden Sonksen was third with a time of 18:42.94. Hinton freshman Caleb Bower had the other sub-19 minute time as he crossed the finish line in 18:58.05.
MMCRU’s Owen Alesch and Hinton’s Zach Sypersma took the seventh and eighth place times in the race. Alesch completed the race in a time of 19:14.69, about five seconds before Sypersma.
MMCRU’s only other runner was Lucas Braun who took the 14th place spot in a time of 20:24.26.
Hinton’s Cooper Nelson finished just in front of a pack of three West Lyon runners with the last sub-22 minute time of 21:59.44 which placed him 23rd.
Ian Greigg (37th, 24:23.60) and Carson Sudbeck (44th, 26:00.99) were Hinton’s final two runners.
While the Royals did not have enough runners for a team score, Hinton’s five placed them fourth out of the eight full teams in competition.
Team scores: Sioux Central 59, George-Little Rock 65, West Lyon 85, Hinton 104, Alta-Aurelia 118, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 124, Trinity Christian 130, South O’Brien 180. Incomplete team- MMCRU.
The Hinton girls had their best finish from Ava Lang. She was 20th to make the top half of the 43-runner field. The sophomore completed the race in a time of 24:34.87.
A pack of three Blackhawks ended within a second of each other for the 25th-27th place spots. Kaci Allen led the group with a time of 25:44.77, just .09 of a second faster than Kadence Peters. Kyra Peters followed right behind them with a time of 25:45.36.
The team’s final time included towards the team portion of the event was a 30:44.44 from Haley Jarvis as she ended 40th. Morgan Vogt was the team’s other runner with a 43rd place time of 32:47.26.
MMCRU had one runner in the varsity race. Audrey Etter placed 33rd with a time of 27:03.37.
Alta-Aurelia won the team title as they had three of the top four times including race winner Nora Peterson who won with a time of 19:44.89.
Team scores: Alta-Aurelia 26, George-Little Rock 57, West Lyon 67, Sioux Central 87, Hinton 115. Incomplete teams- South O’Brien, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, MMCRU, Trinity Christian.