Warriors finally get to compete

After Thursday’s meet was cancelled due to dry conditions in Charles City, the South Winn cross country runners changed gears and ran at Tri City Golf Course in a meet hosted by MFL MarMac. Lady Warriors in a pack are (l-r) Annie Hageman, Karissa Wenthold and Josie Tieskoetter. (Photo courtesy of Marie Conway)

A week after heat and humidity canceled the opening meet of the season, the South Winn cross country teams were set to compete at Charles City Thursday; however, severe dry conditions also stopped that meet, leaving the Warriors scrambling for a competition. With just a day’s notice, South Winn managed to squeeze into a race at Tri-City Golf Course, hosted by MFL MarMac, Thursday, and came away with the girls’ title and fifth place for the boys.

Girls win title
Averaging 22:46.39, the Warrior girls ran away with the team title with just 37 points, a far cry from MFL MarMac’s 63 points, which left the Bulldogs as the runners-up at their home meet.
Josie Tieskoetter was the first SW harrier to cross the finish line, taking third in 22:23.79, just edging teammate Annie Hageman, who stopped the clock at 22:23.79 for fourth. Ava Franzen was a close fifth in 22:27.00. Just missing the top 10 was Karissa Wenthold, who toured the course in 22:47.87 to take 11th. Maddy Jansen completed the Warrior scoring in 14th place with a time of 23:49.54.
Others on the course for the girls were Izzy Kuboushek (15th, 23:52.02), Lauren Ondrashek (26th, 25:31.58), Aubrey Willey (30th, 26:31.08), Josie Tollefsrud (33rd, 27:23.17) and Cloey Zweibohmer (63rd, 32:57.21).

Leaders for the boys
With a team tally of 108 points, the Warrior boys finished fifth in the eight-team field won by Postville, who garnered 69 points. Central Elkader took second with 87 points. South Winn had an average time of 21:01.69.
Leading the Warriors to the line in 18:46.41 was Abe Conway, good for sixth place. Brad Dahl was eighth to finish overall, posting a time of 19:02.44. In 21st was Bo Wangsness, after stopping the clock at 20:44.04. Touring the course in 22:54.36, Brennan Franzen garnered 40th place, with Diego Flores also counting for the Warriors in 46th place. He had a time of 23:40.27.
Also racing for South Winn were Eli Higgins (49th, 23:53.79), Brady Lensin (55th, 24:42.77) and Max Moonen (59th, 25:51.26).

Girls’ varsity team results
1. South Winn 37; 2. MFL MarMac 63; 3. North Fayette Valley 67; 4. Prairie du Chien 78; 5. Central Elkader 126; 6. East Buchanan 177; 7. Clayton Ridge 179; 8. Postville 191

Boys’ varsity team results
1. Postville 69; 2. Central Elkader 87; 3. North Fayette Valley 92; 4. MFL MarMac 103; 5. South Winn 108; 6. Kee 118; 7. Prairie du Chien 128; 8. Clayton Ridge 171


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