Home field advantage might not matter much in cross country, but the Mustangs took advantage of familiar territory to top the competition at the Mel-Min Invitational Monday.

Facing off against some conference opponents, it was a good measuring stick for Mel-Min, Blair-Taylor and Lincoln who all showed up to compete.

On the girls side, Mel-Min would have a healthy showing of Mustangs in the top spots as Sydney Becker took first place overall.

Carrie Pfaff would come in for the Mustangs while Hannah Peterson took ninth.

Thea McAdams and Macie Berg would finish soon after each other giving Blair-Taylor 13th and 14th place respectively.

The Hornets would also have a pair of runners finish together as Elizabeth Prindle and Ashley Holmgreen went 34th and 35th overall.

As a team the Mustangs took first, while the Wildcats finished fourth.

Blair-Taylor would have a stronger showing with its boys team taking some higher spots on the board.

Preston Gutenberg came in second for Blair-Taylor, just behind him would be conference opponent Colton Sime from Mel-Min who took third.

Alec Reismann took 12th place for the Wildcats while Kaleb Smith and Logan Shramek took 25th and 33rd respectively.

The Hornets wouldn’t be left out as Ethan Breheim battled to take 22nd place.

B-T would take fourth place again as a team, while Lincoln took eighth.


Stephen Knoll is a reporter for Jackson County Chronicle. Contact him at 715-284-0085.

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