Girls miss conference title by five points

This article submitted by Amanda Lieser & Emily Glenz on 10/15/96.

The Paynesville cross-country teams traveled to Litchfield on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the conference meet.

This was the first year Paynesville has ever run on Litchfieldís golf course. The calm weather and flat course pleased most of the runners and made running a little more enjoyable. However, the girls lost the conference title to Sauk Centre, who won by only five points.

The top 14 girls received All- Conference honors. Three of our seven varsity girls earned this honor. Amanda Lieser placed second. Erin Aagesen came in sixth. Tiffany Rausch also did well. She took 12th place and improved her time immensely.

Carin Frenchick just missed the cut-off. She finished in 15th place. Camille Flanders and Emily Glenz used the "pack running" method very well and placed 17th and 18th, respectively. Amber Michaelis, who is running consistently this season, placed 32nd.

Varsity team standings
1) Sauk Centre , 47
2) Paynesville, 52
3) Albany, 75
4) St. Cloud Cathedral, 79
5) LPGE, 90
6) Litchfield, incomplete

Individual results

2) Amanda Lieser, 16:29
6) Erin Aagesen, 16:43
12) Tiffany Rausch, 17:39
15) Carin Frenchick, 17:41
17) Camille Flanders, 18:12
18) Emily Glenz, 18: 26
32) Amber Michaelis, 19:07

Junior varsity

The junior varsity girls ran very well and continued to compete hard. They received first place and beat second place St. Cloud Cathedral by 10 points.

Leading the girls was third place finisher Kelli Fenske, who has really improved this year. Next in was Cindy Lang. She took seventh place and is running very consistently. Christina Utsch, also running strong, finished in eighth place. In ninth was Missy Winter and Melinda Norris followed her in tenth. Melody Veldkamp strode her way to a 17th place finish.

Individual results

3) Kelli Fenske, 18:59
7) Cindy Lang, 19:19
8) Christina Utsch, 19:45
9) Missy Winter, 19:52
10) Melinda Norris, 19:56
17) Melody Veldcamp, 22:17

The girls competed yesterday at Brooten in the sub-section competition. Results will be listed in next weekís Press.

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