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