Mustang girls top competition at Hornet Invite

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Mel-Min, Blair-Taylor and Lincoln all met in Alma Center for the Hornet Invitational last Thursday and the Mustang girls cross country team galloped away with another win.

Sydney Becker, Carrie Pfaff and Hannah Peterson took first, second and third for Mel-Min.

Just behind the trio was Macie Berg of B-T who took fourth overall, while teammate Thea McAdams took fifth.

The top ten was a back and forth of Mel-Min and B-T runners, but Lincoln’s Ashley Holmgreen broke through to come in at ninth place.

As a team, Mel-Min took first place, while Blair-Taylor took second overall for the girls.

On the boys side, fortunes were reversed as B-T took the top spot over the competition.

Preston Guttenberg helped that effort with his first place finish for the Wildcats.

Colton Sime of Mel-Min wasn’t too far behind him though and took second place.

The boys side had a mix of Wildcats, Mustangs, and Hornets in the mix as Ethan Breheim of Lincoln took fourth place overall.

The Lincoln team would come in second place overall just behind Blair-Taylor.

The Mustangs and Wildcats would next head to the Chileda Classic hosted by Onalaska Luther Monday.

This time the Mustang girls would take second behind Aquinas.

Sydney Becker would have an impressive first place finish in a time of 21:09.5 for the Mustangs. Carrie Pfaff would be the next Mustang across the finish line in sixth place with a time of 22:02.7.

Hannah Peterson would take 20th with a time of 23:34.9 for the Mustangs.

Macie Berg would take 28th for the Wildcats with a time of 24:07.3.

Brook Gunther and Chandler DeBerg would come in right after Berg in 29th and 30 place respectively for the Mustangs.

The next Blair-Taylor runner would be Thea McAdams in 43rd place with a time of 24:51.6.

On the boys side, Preston Guttenberg would make a top-10 finish coming in ninth place with a time of 18:06.5 for the Wildcats.

Colton Sime would be right on his heels in 10th place with a time of 18:25.7.

Wildcat Alec Reisman would come in 24th with a time of 19:27.4 followed by teammate Kaleb Smith in 43rd in a time of 20:49.8.

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

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