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E’Hawks, Lady E’Hawks Run Well At Own Invitational Meet

By Staff | Sep 18, 2008

AT THE GUN - The Emmetsburg E’Hawks explode off the start at Monday’s Emmetsburg Invitational Cross Country Meet. The E’Hawks, from left to right, Jarred Janssen, Josh Lieb, Josh Kummer, Chad Loomis and Allen Dunnick, all finished strongly in their lone home meet of the season. -- Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg’s Invitational Cross Country meet may not attract large numbers of competitors, but it provides a great opportunity to improve times and strengthen endurance of the runners. For the Emmetsburg E’Hawks and Lady E’Hawks, the continued improvement of times is what Head Coach Dan Dooley wanted to see.

“Everyone is consistently working hard and coming up with better and better times,” Dooley noted. “As long as we can always be moving forward, we are accomplishing good things.”

In the varsity girls’ division, the Lady E’Hawks were paced once again by freshman Racheal Moore, who turned in a 16:38 final clocking to earn a sixth place finish and medal.

Teammate Blake Schany finished with a time of 18:00 flat for a 12th place finish and medal, while Tacee Leebens was a few clicks behind with an 18:27 clocking, good for a 14th place finish and medal. Tayler Bruns would turn in a time of 20:02 and finish in 18th place, while Kilay Dunnick would finish in 20:30 to claim the 19th place finish.

For the E’Hawk boys, Allen Dunnick continued to pace the pack as he would turn in a time of 20:22 to earn 10th place honors and a medal. The E’Hawks were solid all the way down the boys lineup, as Chad Loomis would come in 13th with his 21:05 time to meal, and Jared Janssen added a 21:47 time to take the 14th finishing position, also winning a medal. Josh Lieb would medal in 15th place with his time of 24:27 and Josh Kummer rounded out the effort with a time of 25.32.

Emmetsburg’s Middle School squad also ran on Monday, but finish line results were not available. However, the winning time of the Middle School division was a 9:53, and Emmetsburg’s Erin Reedy would take second overall with a 10:03 time.

Also competing were Taylor Reimer, who finished in sixth place, while Hadley Egland finished 17th and Rachel Ruddy placed 18th. Chelsea Forry finished in 20th place, while Tegan Olson finished 39th and Jenna Wolfe would finish in 48th place.