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Cross Country: Finished 31st at the SDSU Classic with a time of finished th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of Next Meet (for top 10 Varsity only) - Roy Griak Invite - University of Minnesota Golf Course - Falcon Heights - Saturday, Sept 29 - PM - Bus Departs MHS at . EDITOR'S NOTE: Parts of this story originally appeared on the USTFCCCA Facebook page on September 25, CLICK HERE to read the.

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There were a number of Division I teams. Breaking it down further, the women were sixth among the 26 programs in the College Division and second out of seven GPAC schools, finishing behind only Dordt. Kortze and the ninth-ranked Bulldogs are back in action Sept. Concordia competed in the division II races. Senior Jena Schwalenberg was next in line, clocking in at Junior Hayden Hohnholt was next in Freshman Jordan Potrzeba finished in Joel and Jordan ran well.

I thought we had a god race, but we can be much better than we were today. I really feel that our younger runners can get better. We ran well today, but we were a solid team, not a great team. The men finished third out of 14 teams, while the women concluded the meet in fourth place amongst the team field. Leading the way to a third place overall finish for the women was senior Sarah Kortze who raced to a second place finish with a time of Not far behind her was senior Jena Schwalenberg who earned a fifth place finish with a time of Other Bulldogs performing well was freshman Megan Burma with a time of Our younger runners are continuing to improve and have had some good races, but we have some work to do if we are going to be a top team in the conference.

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Our three, four, five, six and seven runners are young and some have never even ran cross country before. Running to a third place finish was sophomore Ben Sievert, who came in at Other Bulldogs scoring points was freshman Jordan Potrzeba in I thought that Collin, Jordan and Adam did a really good job today. Having Collin back helped immensely in the team finish.

Prahlow is also back and is getting healthy. We have to continue to get better and we are getting better. There are a lot of lessons to take away from today and there are some things to improve on.

Marty Invite to be held at the Regional Center. With that time, the Rockford, Ill. His time placed him third individually among the competitors and fueled Concordia to a third-place finish out of 14 teams.

The combined finish was good enough to earn the Bulldogs a trophy for the best overall finish by a program at the meet. Senior Sarah Kortze raced to a first place overall finish for the first time this season in a time of We closed the gap considerably between us, Dordt, and Doane. I also thought that Kim Wood had a very good race. Other Bulldogs racing were sophomore Erika Schroeder in Senior Colin Morrissey was sixth place overall with a time of Sophomore Charlie Bloomfield took fourth place for the team in We still have some room to improve.

Kortze has now won Runner of the Week honors three times this season having also been cited on Sept. In her most recent performance, the Rockford, Ill. Participants included individuals from eight GPAC schools along with four additional programs. Hohnholt, who hails from Saratoga, Wyo. The Bulldogs will return to action on Nov. The men claimed an NAIA National Championships automatic qualifying bid with a first-place finish — their second in the last four years — while the women finished second overall.

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Junior Hayden Hohnholt took third overall with a time of Sophomore Ben Sievert claimed sixth overall in Junior Beau Billings finished in She was followed through the chute by Campbell Petersen 27thClaire Hill 29thMaggie Gamboa 38th and Audrey Mendrys 40th to complete the scoring, while Lucy Westlake 51st and Megan Driscoll 68th completed the effort.

It was truly an excellent performance against some fantastic teams. For the third straight year, the team emerged from the IHSA state championships as the state champion. This year, it took an incredible team race to narrowly defeat a motivated and talented sqad from Yorkville, who finished a mere 7 points behind.

Running the fastest top-five average in state history, the team needed nearly every second and every place to secure this title. The team was led by Alex Morris, who ran a stellar She was followed by all-state performances by Maggie Gamboa 19th and Campbell Petersen 25th. In addition, Lucy Westlake finished 28th, Audrey Mendrys 32ndClaire Hill 34th and Megan Driscoll 38th to complete by far the best performance by an entire top seven in state history.

Truly, it was an historic performance by a tremendous team that has taken all season and many athletes to build.

It was truly exciting to watch, and an privilege to be a part of. Alex Morris led the way for the Huskies, as she finished runner-up in the race. Campbell Petersen led the next pack with her 5th place finish. The team had a second split from and a 65 second split Truly, it was a great performance against some excellent runners! We progressed another step into Championship Season on Saturday at Oswego East High School, as we earned a regional championship with a dominating performance on the campus course on a blustery, cool morning.

Alex Morris led Campbell Petersen and Maggie Gamboa in a sweep, and they were followed by Lucy Westlake 6th and Audrey Mendrys 8th to complete the scoring, and Claire Hill and Molly Morton finished 9th and 10th to put all seven runners in the top ten overall. Given that the meet featured several very good teams, it was an especially important step forward. The team ran with confidence and bravery as they moved through the field towards the top of the race.

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We hope again to see lots of you there! Jana Dawson's individual championship led the way for the Huskies as they placed Kate Donaldson 3rdAlexa Betjemann 4thSophie Golobitsh 6th and Natalie Walsh 7th close behind to complete the scoring in the varsity race. In both races, however, the girls ran with tremendous grit and determination. It was truly an exciting day! We hope to see many of you at Regionals on Saturday! It was the seventh conference championship in a row for the team.

The performance of the entire team was truly represenatative of the hard work and effort put in by everyone both this entire year, as well as on Saturday. It was truly an excellent way to kick off Championship Season. Both will offer tremendous chances to take strong steps forward, and we hope to have trmendous support at both meets!

Against the very best in the state of Illinois, the team ran great races all the way through. It was a very tough night to run, featuring temperatures that hovered at about 85 degrees the entire night and winds that blew steady at 23 miles per hour.

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In spite of this, the girls turned in a truly wonderful evening of running. The night started off with a win in the open race, led by race champion Lucy Iverson and followed by top ten finishes from Ava Chesnut 4thMia Lagioia 6thKaylee Hipp 8th and Ishika Sadhukhan 8th. The JV race was perhaps the most dominating of the evening, with race champion Natalie Walsh leading a sweep with Claire Bruce, Alexa Betjemann and Gracie Cheatham in the positions and Julia O'Dekirk close behind in 7th to complete the team scoring in a scant 17 points.

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In the varsity race, the team was led by Alex Morris' 3rd place overall finish, but was supported by an amazing pack of Audrey Mendrys 13thLucy Westlake 15thCampbell Petersen 17th and Claire Hill 22nd to complete the scoring.

Megan Driscoll and Maggie Gamboa finished 23rd and 24th to add significantly to the team effort. Congratulations to all who raced on Wednesday, as you each contributed a strong verse to the ongoing chapter of this season. The team executed its race plan very well, and it placed seven runners in the top 40 overall. Campbell Petersen led the way with a spectacular 7th place overall finish, and she was followed by Alex Morris, Claire Hill, Maggie Gamboa, Audrey Mendrys, Lucy Westlake and Megan Driscoll all finished in the top 40 of this prestigious invitational which featured six teams ranked in the top 25 of the country.

It was also a great day for Illinois, as Yorkville won the meet in an awesome performance and Downers Grove South finished third. And now, we turn our attention to the Twilight Invitational on Wednesday at home, where we re-unite the entire team!

We hope to see lots of you there!

griak cross country meet 2012

On the season's first truly fall day, the team turned in three excellent races featuring many all-time bests and some tremendous team racing. The Varsity also finished second, and they were led by a tremendous performance from Megan Driscoll in 4th place overall, while Molly Morton finished 7th.

Finally, the JV team scored a scant 19 points to win comfortably. Julia O'Dekirk was 6th and Gracie Cheatham 7th to complete the team performance. It was a tremendous step forward for everyone, and it sets us up well for our trip north this coming weekend to Minnesota. Congratulations to everyone on a tremenous team performance! Varsity, Open Win Decisively After a week that saw our opening meet canceled due to rain in the Quad Cities, the team finally opened its season with wins at the prestigious First to the Finish Invitational at Peoria's Detweiller Park.

The weather was nice, but the course was soft after several days of rain, and the girls ran extremely well against much of the state's very best competition. The meet featured six of the current top seven teams in the state of Illinois. In the Open Race, the team executed the team race plan well, as they moved throughout to take placesscoring 20 points for the win. In a race of not kidding runners, the entire team ran incredibly well.

In the varsity race, the team was led by Alex Morris' 4th place finish and was followed by Campbell Petersen in 10th, Audrey Mendrys 13thLucy Westlake 14th and Maggie Gamboa 17th to complete the scoring. The effort was truly impressive, as it compared favorably with amazing efforts from Downers Grove South and Yorkville, both of whom will be tremendous competion all year long.