Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Scott Olson
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Junior varsity girls take first place


The Moose Lake/Willow River/Barnum junior varsity cross country girls finish in first place for the second year in a row at the GNK Titan Invite held at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Coleraine recently. They are: assistant coach Sarah Thompson, Lily Geil, Paula Vollmuth, Lexi Tekippe, Alexis Oswald, Charis Blacklock, Mallory Agurkis and Laya Danelski.

On Thursday, September 10 the Moose Lake/Willow River/Barnum cross country team was at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Coleraine for the GNK Titan Invite. It was a perfect evening for running with temps around 60 and little wind - the fast times for the runners showed it. A total of 13 girls and 14 boys ran to personal records or PR's as they like to call them.

The top 15 runners in the junior high and junior varsity races received ribbons. The eighth to 15th in the varsity races received ribbons and the top seven received medals.

Junior high boys runners Sam Cloutier for ninth and Tan Dipman for 12th received ribbons.

The junior varsity girls for the second year in a row had a first place finish and received a sheet cake that is given to every first place team each year. Laya Danelski was first in 24:37; Charis Blacklock third in 25:15; Mallory Agurkis sixth in 28:11; Paula Vollmuth seventh in 28:15; Lexi Tekippe eighth in 28:16; Alexis Oswald 10th in 29:29; and Lily Geil 12th in 29:51.

The junior varsity boys had a second place finish with Mark Fossum second in 19:22; Tim Vogt fourth in 19:38; Jacob Danelski sixth in 20:03; Lake Doran 15th in 20:43, Michael Olson 24th in 22:08; Cooper Bexell 26th in 22:17; and Levi Skelton 28th in 22:31.

The varsity girls had a fifth place finish with Sydney Bexell 11th in 21:25; Savannah Gamst 19th in 22:03; Nicole Tekippe 24th in 22:47; Sarah Michels 33rd in 23:44; Sophie Richardson 34th in 24:15; and Meghan Granquist 48th in 25:42.

For the second week in a row the varsity boys had a second place finish, though this time by only two points. Ethan Olson was first in 16:53; Joe Bustrak fifth in 17:22; Nick Furey 20th in 18:50; Henry Collier 23rd in 18:54; Kyle Skelton 24th in 18:57; Aaron Bode 34th in 19:19; Casey Koll 42nd in 19:29; and David Webb 49th in 19:48.

The next meet for the Rebels cross country team is Thursday, September 17, 4 p.m., at the Eveleth Golf Course for the Eveleth Lions Invite.


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