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Paynesville Press - September 7, 2005

Girls run fifth in first meet at Morris

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville girls' cross country team ran fifth in a 14-team meet at Morris on Monday, Aug. 29, to open their fall season.

Ninth grader Linda Keller recorded a top-ten finish in her first varsity cross country meet. Keller, who impressed coaches during her preseason workouts, was ninth overall in 16:20.

Junior Kacy Nehowig and sophomore Kaitlyn Frenchick, individual state entrants last year, also recorded top-25 finishes at the Morris meet. Nehowig was 15th overall, and Frenchick was 21st.

Completing the Dogs' team score were sophomore Melanie Koerner (60th) and ninth grader Kally Felling (62nd).

Marshall (36) edged Perham (57) for the girls' title. Sauk Centre (114) and Canby (151) also beat the Dogs (167). Paynesville defeated Lac Qui Parle Valley (172), New London-Spicer (201), Breckenridge (211), Pelican Rapids (249), and five teams with incomplete team scores (Morris, Minnewaska, Ortonville, Wadena-Deer Creek, and Wheaton).

Senior Sheena Hoekstra (70th) and sophomore Allie Wendroth (80th) also competed in the varsity race for the Dogs. Juniors Kirsten Miller (fifth) and Cary Jo Schlick (35th) ran in the junior varsity race.

"The varsity team ran quite well against tough competition," said head coach Darrel Carstens. "We have a lot of young runners, and we are really looking forward to progressing throughout the season."

This week, the Bulldogs ran at Rockford on Tuesday. They will run at the BBE Invite on the golf course in Brooten on Thursday, starting at 5 p.m.

Team Scores
1. Marshall 36
2. Perham 57
3. Sauk Centre 114
4. Canby 151
5. Paynesville 167
6. Lac Qui Parle Valley 172
7. New London-Spicer 201
8. Breckenridge 211
9. Pelican Rapids 249
Minnewaska Area Inc.
Morris Area Inc.
Ortonville Inc.
Wadena-Deer Creek Inc.
Wheaton Inc.

Individual Results
9. Linda Keller 16:20
15. Kacy Nehowig 16:59
21. Kaitlyn Frenchick 17:19
60. Melanie Koerner 20:02
62. Kally Felling 20:16
70. Sheena Hoekstra 20:32
80. Allie Wendroth 22:20

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