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|Paynesville Press - September 28, 2005|
Girls run ninth at Milaca behind state-rated teams
The Bulldogs girls' cross country team recorded a top ten finish at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday. The Dogs vied with the state's elite in the Class A race, finishing ninth at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Foley. Five of the eight teams to top the Dogs are rated in state.|
The Dogs were led by ninth grader Linda Keller, who placed seventh overall and fifth in team scoring (which does not count runners from incomplete teams). Keller earned a trophy in her first big meet.
Junior Kacy Nehowig placed second for the Dogs and tenth in the team scoring. She ran her best race of the year so far, according to coach Darrel Carstens.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Frenchick was third for the Dogs, in 24th place in the team scoring.
Sophomore Melanie Koerner (109th) and ninth grader Kally Felling (121st) completed the Dogs' team score. Seventh grader Katie Weidner (124th) ran her first varsity race for the Dogs.
The Dogs (269) finished behind state-rated Sauk Centre (208), also a conference rival. St. Cloud Cathedral (197), both a conference and section rival, finished fifth.
In the junior varsity race, the Dogs finished 25th out of 105 teams. Placing for the Dogs were: ninth grader Kelsey Miller (109th), sophomore Tarin Beireis (119th); seventh grader Janice Boeck (133rd); sophomore Allie Wendroth (143rd); and junior Cary Schlick (163rd).
This week, the Dogs will host their only home meet of the season on Thursday at Koronis Hills. Thirteen teams are expected, with the schedule as follows: boys junior high at 4:30 p.m.; girls junior high at 4:35 p.m.; boys varsity at 4:50 p.m.; boys junior varsity at 5:15 p.m.; girls varsity at 5:40 p.m.; and girls junior varsity at 6 p.m.
The Dogs added this meet to their schedule this year because Pierz will host the section meet in October.
Keller was second, behind senior Beth Tacl, an All State runner for Cathedral, but beating her All State teammate, senior Libby Zupanc.
Nehowig ran ninth at the meet.
For the second meet in a row, the Dogs ran without sophomore Kaitlyn Frenchick. Sophomore Melanie Koerner (53rd), sophomore Tarin Beireis (95th), and junior Kirsten Miller (100th) completed the Dogs' team score.
Coach Darrel Carstens said the Dogs were not pleased with their overall performance at this meet but ran a lot better at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday.
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