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Moore To Return To State Meet

By Staff | Oct 29, 2009

RACHAEL MOORE State Qualifier

HOLSTEIN – Emmetsburg’s Rachael Moore will return to the State Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Fort Dodge after finishing second at Monday’s Class 1A District meet at Holstein.

The district meet was postponed from last Thursday, Oct. 22, due to the rainy and wet conditions around the state. Only a few districts were run on Thursday, with the remainder being rescheduled to Monday, which provided sunshine and temperatures in the 50’s.

For the Lady E’Hawks, Moore, a sophomore on Coach Dan Dooley’s squad, took second place with a 16:29.53, finishing behind Bishop Garrigan’s Erin Reedy, who won with a time of 16:13.62.

The top 10 individuals qualify for the state meet, which will run the Class 1A girls at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Lakeside Golf Course, located at Kennedy Park, north of the Fort Dodge Regional Airport.

Overall, the Lady E’Hawks earned an eighth place team finish Monday. Other times and placings for the Lady E’Hawks included Blake Schany finishing in 35th place with a time of 18:54.70. Caroline Flom turned in a time of 19:24.12 to finish in 49th place.

Tayler Bruns would run a 20:41.60 to place 79th and Tacee Leebens finished in 85th place with a time of 21.02.65 out of the field of 122 girls and 15 teams.

In the boys competition, Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks would earn an 11th place team finish in the 14-team field of 118 runners.

Leading the way for the E’Hawks was Allen Dunnick, who finished 40th with a time of 19:36.38, while Austin Dunnick came home in 48th place with a time of 19:49.37.

Chad Loomis finished in 56th place with his time of 20:10.14, while Zach Overberg would be steps behind with a 20:13.44 time, good for 57th place.

Senior Jared Janssen came up with the 67th place finish with his time of 20:39.47 and Daniel Pelzer would come away with a 107th place finish, turning in a time of 22:44.73.