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Harriers Open Season At Spencer Invite

By Staff | Aug 27, 2009

SPENCER – The cross country season opened Tuesday night for the Emmetsburg girls and boys at the Spencer Invitational. The event was run over the Spencer Municipal Golf Course.

For the Lady E’Hawks, state qualifier Rachael Moore would lead the way, earning a sixth place finish with her time of 16:57. Blake Schany would come up with a 34th place finish from her clocking of 18:44.

Tayler Brons would turn in a time of 20:11, which translated into a 47th place finish, while Tacee Leebens ran a 20:54 for a 53rd place finish and Caroline Flom ran her first race as a Lady E’Hawk and finished 55th with a time of 20:56.

For the E’Hawk boys, Allen Dunnick would lead the pace with a time of 20:12, good for 31st place. Next was the 40th place finish of Chad Loomis with a 20:45 clocking and the 21:06 time of newcomer Zach Overburg, which was good for 42nd finishing position.

Jared Janssen turned in a 21:57 time for the 47th place finish and Austin Dunnick was a few ticks behind with a 22:07 effort to finish 48th. Max Jones would finish in 54th place with his time of 26:17 and Wesley Luna-Smith rounded out the finishes with a time of 33;41 for the 54th position.

The E’Hawks and Lady E’Hawks will return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 1, when they compete in the Spirit Lake Invitational, which will run over the Brooks National Golf Course.

“It’s always good to get the first meet of the season out of the way so you get a good measure of where you’re at,”?noted Emmetsburg Cross Country Coach Dan Dooley. “The kids got to run against competition, and even though it was pretty hot and humid to run in, I?thought they all gave good efforts. Now we’ll work on picking up some time and continue to improve as the season continues.”