The Bison boys and girls cross country team headed to Hutchinson for a 10 meet invitational. The girls placed second overall with a score of 87 to winner Shakopee. They had 29 points. The boys placed forth overall with a score of 114.
Leading the bison was Senior Jacque Thaemert who placed 4th overall and had a time of 15:29.6. Following behind her was Senior Megan Ackerman and Freshman Kailey Johnson who placed 8th and 10th. Megan had a time of 15:39.2 and Kailey had a time of 15:50.8. Coming in fourth for the bison was Junior Katie Oden with a time of 16:40.1 who placed 32nd overall. Eight-grader Hailey Downing finished a second behind her with a time of 16:41.0. Also racing but not contributing to the score was Senior Hannah Brecht who placed 40th overall and had a time of 17:03.5, and Mandy Samuelson who placed 60th overall with a time of 18:32.4.
“Hayley and Katie worked off Hannah early in the race and then fought it out to the end”, said Head Coach Jill Hanson.
Senior Nick Teetzel came in first for the bison and placed 4th overall with a season best time of 16:47.4. Following behind was Sophomore Matt Dietrich who placed 7th over had a time :of 17:07.1. Blake Solberg placed 22nd with a time of 17:52.1 and Jon Wedemeier finished in 35th with a time of 18:19.6. Roundidng out the score for the bison was Freshman Michael Swearingin placed 46th with a time of 18:42.6 carried along teammate Andrei Casey. Casey had a time of 18:43.3and placed 47th. Also racing but not adding to the score was Sophomore Max Karels who placed 63rd and had a time of 19:33.2. The cross country team has a meet in Hopkins on Tuesday, September 21st.