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Paynesville Press - September 8, 2004

Girls open season with ninth-place finish at Morris

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville girls' cross country team finished ninth at their first meet of the fall at Morris on Monday, Aug. 30.

The Bulldogs ran against several top teams in the state. Canby-Minneota-Lincoln, fifth in Class A last year, finished second, and Perham, eighth in Class A last year, finished fourth. Marshall, a Class AA team, won the 14-team meet.

The Dogs were led by sophomore Kacy Nehowig, who finished fourth, earning a medal. So did ninth grader Kaitlyn Frenchick, who finished 14th individually.

Nehowig, an All State runner the past two years, finished three seconds from third and 40 seconds behind Nikki Swenson of Lac Qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, last year's Class A state champion, who won the girls' race at Morris.

The Bulldogs ran ten runners in the varsity race, instead of the usual seven, in this first meet, but sophomore Tanis Beireis, an individual state qualifier last year, along with Nehowig, did not run.

Ninth grader Melanie Koerner (55th), sophomore Sheena Hoekstra (65th), and ninth grader Tarin Beireis (66th) completed the Dogs' team score.

This week, the Bulldogs will run at the BBE Invite on Thursday, Sept. 9, starting at 5 p.m. The meet is held at the golf course in Brooten.

Team Scores
1. Marshall 67
2. Canby-Minneota-Lincoln 89
3. Sauk Centre 101
4. Perham 114
5. NL-S 127
6. Morris 149
7. LQPV/Dawson-Boyd 176
8. Breckenridge 180
9. Paynesville 204
10. Wadena-Deer Creek 259
11. Hillcrest Lutheran Inc.
12. LPGE Inc.
13. Ortonville Inc.
14. Wheaton Inc.

Individual Results
4. Kacy Nehowig 15:47
14. Kaitlyn Frenchick 16:51
55. Melanie Koerner 19:12
65. Sheena Hoekstra 20:13
66. Tarin Beireis 20:18
72. Kelsey Miller 21:14
74. Krista Wendroth 21:36
76. Allie Wendroth 21:46
78. Shanna Hoekstra 22:08
79. Lindsey Wyffels 22:17

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