Boys cross country places fifth in first meet

This article submitted by Ryan Flanders on 9/8/98.

This yearís young boyís cross-country team had a nice start to the season on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Morris. They came in fifth out of 16 behind Morris, Marshall, Monticello, and New London-Spicer.

Adam Utsch led the pack with a time of 18:24, giving him an eighth place finish out of a field of approximately 100 runners. Ryan Flanders was the next Paynesville runner to cross the finish, coming in 31st with a time of 19:29.

Eric Rausch ran an impressive race in 20:06. Travis Flanders and Eric Korman beat it out to the end, both with times of 20:13. Following them were Jamie Wendlandt at 20:53, Troy Schmidt at 21:14, and Andrew Jones at 22:14.

The boys hope to be even stronger on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and on Monday, Sept. 14, at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle with the return of their captain Luc Trees, and the possible return of Clayton Lang who is currently out with a foot injury. This looks to be a bright season for the boyís cross-country team.

Team standings,
1. Morris - 52
2. Marshall - 88
3. Monticello - 96
4. NLS - 116
5. Paynesville - 172
6. Sauk Centre - 172
7. WDC - 177
8. MACCRAY - 180
9. LQP - 199
10. CML - 219
11. Minnewaska
12. Perham
13. Holdingford
14. Pelican Rapids
15. Hancock
16. Agassiz Valley

Individual results
8. Adam Utsch - 18:24
31. Ryan Flanders - 19:29
Eric Rausch - 20:06
Travis Flanders - 20:13
Eric Korman - 20:13
Jamie Wendlandt - 20:53
Troy Schmidt - 21:14
Andrew Jones - 22:14

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