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|Paynesville Press - September 29, 2004|
Girls finish 17th at Milaca Mega Meet
The Paynesville girls' cross country team finished 17th out of 46 teams in Class A at the Milaca Mega Meet on Saturday.|
Over 200 girls ran in the varsity race, nearly 300 ran in the junior varsity race, and over 100 in the ninth grade girls' race.
Sophomore Kacy Nehowig led the Dogs with a top-20 finish. Nehowig finished 15th overall, among the top ten percent in the race.
Eighth grader Kaitlyn Frenchick was next for Paynesville, finishing 33rd, in the top 20 percent of runners. Ninth grader Melanie Koerner (82nd), eighth grader Kally Felling (116th), and ninth grader Tarin Beireis (121st) completed the Dogs' team score.
The Dogs (367 points) trailed 16th-place Minnesota ValleyLutheran (347) by 20 points but beat 18th-place Mesabi East (401) by 34 points.
"We ran quite tight," said coach Darrel Carstens about both team's performances, "as we had a very tough week of practice. However, I expected better results than we showed. We need to put our varsity teams together at this point of the season and get going on some team goals."
Ninth grader Melanie Koerner was the third runner for the girls' team on Saturday at Milaca, finishing 82nd out of more than 200 runners.
The Bulldogs will host their only home meet of the season this week. On Thursday, the Dogs will host the Koronis Invite at Koronis Hills Golf Club, starting at 4:30 p.m. The meet schedule is: junior high boys at 4:30 p.m.; junior high girls at 4:35; varsity boys at 4:50; junior varsity boys at 5:15; varsity girls at 5:40; and junior varsity girls at 5:50 p.m.
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