Good performances in opening run

Canby-Minneota opened their cross country season last Tuesday at Lakeview and will continue Thursday afternoon at Tracy.

“We had 11 runners complete their first Cross Country race, and 21 returning runners improved their times from last year,” said Coach Allyson Pesek.

“Many improved by more than a minute. For many it was a good start! It was great knowing that some are starting the season ahead of where they started last year,” the coach added.

She added that for others, “I think it was an eye opener of the work we need to do. It should be fun to see where we go from here!” In addition to both the boys and girls taking second place, the junior high runners also ran quite well.


“In the junior high girls race we had three medal winners: Braelyn Merritt, first, Gabby Verhelst sixth, and Claire Stoks seventh,” said Pesek.

“Our Junior High boys team won the meet with seven medal winners: Kolton Duis first, Gavin Welsh second, Zach Ourada fourth, Brandt Eischens fifth, Colton Ruether sixth, Nicholas Full seven, and Blake Giese ninth, said the coach.

Sean Dilley

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