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MMC/RU runs in Okoboji XC meet

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

OKOBOJI - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union was among 10 teams competing here on Thursday in the Okoboji Invitational Cross Country Meet.

Zach Kellog of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union cross country team stays focused on the course during a recent meet. Photos by Jeff T Benson, Lyon County Reporter
MMC-RU had entrants in the MS Girls, JV Girls, and both Varsity races.

MMC/RU did not qualify in the Girls team competition, which was won by Sioux Center, which had a total of 52 team points. Sibley-Ocheydan was second, folowed by Emmetsburg, Pocahontas Area, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon and Sioux Central.

Sarah Bird ran for the MMC/RU girls and placed 45th in a time of 24:51.

Sara Bird of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union's cross country team keeps the pace during a recent meet.Photo by Jeff T. Benson, Lyon County Reporter
In girls JV action for the Eagles, Kayla Brady placed 10th in 23:10.

In the Boys Varsity Meet, MMC/RU placed 7th, with 193 team points. Okoboji was first, with 52 points, followed by Trinity Christian, Sioux Center, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon and Sioux Central.

Ben Brady was MMC/RU's highest finisher, nabbing 26th place with his time of 21:49 over the 5k course. Zack Kellogg (24:12) finished 39th, Nathan Ruba (25:04) was 41st , Roman Galles (25:14) was 42nd, and Mark Peters (28:35) was 45th.

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