SIBLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles cross-country team ran in very warm weather here on Tuesday Sept. 4, and ran some good races in spite of the heat.
Freshman Jay Welp "ran strong up front," said Eagle coach Ric Collins, and wound up taking a first place medal in the vunior varsity boys race, in a time of 18:33. Sophomore Tyler Brady placed 18th, with a time of 22:16. Other finishes for the MMC boys included Ben Mayer, 40th, 26:13; Tyrel Godberson, 51st, 29:40; and David Peters, 58th, 30:55.
Senior Jill Bird led the Lady Eagles' effort with an 18:05, good for a third place JV medal. Sophomore Taylor Hanson ran an 18:25 for 8th place, Taryn Godberson took 51st with a time of 24:12, and Danica Hanson placed 52nd, with a time of 24:40.
Coach Collins felt his team's training habits over the long weekend helped some of his runners.
The Eagles run at Woodbury Central on Tuesday Sept. 11