Girls take third at New London-Spicer meet

This article submitted by Amanda Lieser & Emily Glenz on 9/17/96.

Perfect weather and tough competition made last Thursdayís meet at New London an exciting one to watch.

This meet is now up to 17 teams in the competition. This causes many butterflies to flutter in our stomachs (especially for our young runners), but since we were really determined to go to the top, we managed to take third place. Some of this determination was helped with the relief of hearing that the race was only two miles, instead of the two and a half normally run. This mistake was caused by the NL-S athletic director, but no one argued.

Once again, Erin Aagesen led the Dogs with her ninth place finish. Amanda Lieser followed in eleventh. Moving up drastically was Carin Frenchick in 24th. Right up there with Frenchick was Camille Flanders. Tiffany Rausch, also improving, strode in to take 33rd place. Emily Glenz finished 44th and following her was Amber Michaelis in 55th.

Coaches and team members were very pleased with the results and are continuing to work hard.

The team will journey to Princetonís ďworldís largest cross country meetĒ this Saturday at 10:00 a.m

Team standings
1) Morris 64
2) Holdingford 67
3) Paynesville 106
4) New London-Spicer 122
5) Willmar 168
6) Annandale 169
7) Minnewaska 229
8) LQPV 229
9) LPGE 236
10) BBE 267
11) EV-W 340

Individual results
9) Erin Aagesen 13:01
11) Amanda Lieser 13:12
24) Carin Frenchick 13:54
29) Camille Flanders 14:04
33) Tiffany Rausch 14:13
44) Emily Glenz 14:32
55) Amber Michaelis 14:57

Junior varsity

Junior varsity girls also did a fine job, taking second place behind Willmar.
This young team was led by Cindy Lang in 10th place. Melody Veldkamp also looked great, sprinting in for 16th place. Not too far behind Veldkamp was Missy Winter in 18th place. Coming in two seconds behind her was Christina Utsch. Newcomer Kelli Fenske crossed the finish line in 25th. Melinda Norris finished in 27th.

These girls are looking strong and will be great runners.

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