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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anna Wilcox of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, left, holds her own during the recent South O'Brien Cross Country meet at Paullina. Photo by Jeff T. Benson, Lyon County Reporter
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverine Cross Country meet was held here Monday in ideal weather conditions.

The Sioux Central Rebel girls took first place in the girls' section of the meet, totaling 45 points to runner-up Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's 73. George/Little Rock/Central Lyon finished 3rd with 90 points, Hinton was 4th with 99 points and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union finished in 5th place, scoring 152 points.

GLR-CL's Jersah Fiedler was the individual winner, covering the 4k course in a time of 15:33, while HMS' Brenna Sweeney finished second in 15:38. Kaitlyn Aberson of South O'Brien finished fifth, in a time of 15:58.

Anna Wilcox topped the MMC/RU runners with a time of 17:30, good for 17th place, and Sami Tentinger was 23rd, with a time of 18:49. Monica De a Cruz was 28th in 19:16, Brianna Wilberding 37th in 19:29, Kelsey Brady 47th in 21:05, Jeri Welp 49th in 21:18, and Christina Wilkens was 50th in 21:41.

MMC's Dereck Reuters, right, battles the opponents and the course at the recent South O'Brien Wolverine Cross Country Meet in Paullina. Photo by Jeff T. Lyon, Lyon County Reporter.
In the boys' varsity competition, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon won the team title with 34 points, followed by Boyden Hull-Rock Valley with 89, Sergeant Bluff-Luton with 97, Sioux Central (133), Hinton (158) and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union (186).

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's Ben Berberich was the individual champ, as he traversed the 5k course in a time of 17:09. Adam Sohl of GLR/CL was second, in 17:18. Luke Hoger of South O'Brien finished 29th in a time of 19:46, and MMC/RU's Dereck Reuter was 26th in 19:14. His MMC/RU teammates Zach Kellogg (21:04), Ben Brady (21:26), Jacob Pearson (23:09) and Mitch Brady (23:24) finished 37th, 39th, 41st, and 43rd, respectively.

MMC/RU won the girls' JV meet with 39 points. Alissa McDermott was fifth in 20:52, Sara Peters seventh in 22:36, Mallory Roseen eighth in 22:58, Jill Addison ninth in 23:07, and Casey Wurth 10th in 23:59.

Rebecca Thiel of South O'Brien finished second in the JV race, completing the 4k course in 19:32.

Neither South O'Brien or MMC/RU had boys teams competing in the Junior Varsity division.

"We'll take our top seven girls and top seven boys to Districts at Orange City Thursday (today) in a very strong field of 2A teams," said MMC/RU coach Ric Collins.

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