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Saturday, January 28, 2023

SECTION CROSS COUNTRY: Walklin, Wassman advance to state

Section 3A Meet

Windom and Mt. Lake Area each have one state qualifier after Thursday’s Section 3A cross country meet, held in Luverne.

Windom sophomore Kaylee Walklin advanced to the state meet by finishing fourth in the girls race with a time of 18:56.

Meanwhile, MLA junior Kody Wassman placed fifth in the boys race with a time of 16:36 to advance.

Girls
MLA finished sixth in the team standings with 199 points. Windom took seventh as a team with 212 points.

Murray County Central-Fulda advanced to state as the section champion with 58 points. Canby-Minneota edged out Luverne for the runner-up spot, advancing to state with 67 points.

In addition to Walklin’s state-qualifying performance, Windom had Charlotte Nauman in 38th place (21:59), followed by Alivia Letcher in 46th (22:11), Jesselle Sosa in 63rd (22:46) and Ella Smith in 68th (23:04).

MLA was led by Lydia Rete, who finished in 23rd place with a time of 21:16. She was closely followed by Julia Brinkman in 24th place (21:20). Hannah Beyer took 44th (22:09), followed by Celia Vogel in 56th (22:31) and Theresa Nwaiga in 59th (22:37).

Boys
The Windom Eagles were just out of the state qualifying in a couple of different ways Thursday, finishing third as a team with 106 points. MLA finished seventh with 197 points. Luverne won the team title with 66 points, while Redwood Valley advanced as the section runner-up with 82 points.

In addition to missing a team qualifying berth by one placing, Windom’s top finisher missed an individual qualifying spot by one placing. Junior Thomas Green finished 12th, overall, with a time of 17:01. Heron Lake-Okabena’s Tim Salentiny finished 11th in 16:55, taking the final qualifying spot.

Aaden Nauman took 15th (17:07), followed by Charlie Smith in 16th (17:10), Jacob Green in 21st (17:21) and Bryce Green in 45th (18:23).

In addition to Wassman’s state-qualifying finish, MLA was led by Zach Klassen, who took 25th place with a time of 17:35. Ethan Schroeder finished 33rd (18:00), followed by Luke Klassen in 65th (19:14) and Jordan Linscheid in 78th (19:48).

Next meets: Check for updates after each meet.
Windom: at Class A State Meet (St. Olaf College, Northfield), Nov. 5
MLA: at Class A State Meet (St. Olaf College, Northfield), Nov. 5

Section 3A Meet
Girls Team Scores: 1. MCCF 58. 2. Canby-Minneota 67. 3. Luverne 74. 4. Redwood Valley 110. 5. LQPV/DB 147. 6. MLA 199. 7. Windom 212. 8. Adrian-Ellsworth 230. 9. Springfield-Cedar Mountain 246. 10. Central MN Christian 249. 11. Pipestone 268. 12. JCC 268. 13. Wabasso 389. 14. RTR 393. 15. YME 397. 16. Lakeview 410. 17. SWCE 443. 18. Montevideo 539.

Individual Top 10 and additional state qualifiers (Top 6 individuals not on the two qualifying teams): 1. Amanda Overgaauw (MCCF) 17:34. 2. Ashley Overgaauw (MCCF) 18:28. 3. Jenna DeBates (Luverne) 18:30. 4. Kaylee Walklin (Windom) 18:56. 5. Braelyn Merritt (CM) 19:27. 6. Addie Thomes (RV) 19:43. 7. Claire Stoks (CM) 19:48. 8. Ella Schmuck (Luverne) 19:52. 9. Katie Thram (SCM) 19:57. 10. Madalyn Munsell (RV) 20:02

Windom results: 4. Kaylee Walklin 18:56; 38. Charlotte Nauman 21:59; 46. Alivia Letcher 22:11; 63. Jesselle Sosa 22:46; 68. Ella Smith 23:04; 81. Victoria Robillard 23:38; 87. Zyanya Gendreau 23:57.

MLA results: 23. Lydia Rete 21:16; 24. Julia Brinkman 21:20; 44. Hannah Beyer 22:09; 56. Celia Vogel 22:31; 59. Theresa Nwaiga 22:37; 74. Meghan Johnson 23:21; 95. Annika Brinkman 24:33 .

Boys Team Scores: 1. Luverne 66. 2. Redwood Valley 82. 3. Windom 106. 4. Canby-Minneota 146. 5. MCCF 170. 6. LQPV/DB 186. 7. MLA 197. 8. JCC 207. 9. Montevideo 220. 10. Springfield-Cedar Mountain 264. 11. Lakeview 283. 12. Pipestone 285. 13. BOLD/BLHS 341. 14. Adrian-Ellsworth 349. 15. Heron Lake-Okabena 406. 16. SWCE 419. 17. Wabasso 440. 18. RTR 532

Individual Top 10 and additional state qualifiers (Top 6 individuals not on the two qualifying teams): 1. Will Ahrens (RV) 16:00. 2. Owen Janiszeski (Luverne) 16:05. 3. Zach Ourada (CM) 16:35. 4. Kilen Cilek (RV) 16:36. 5. Kody Wassman (MLA) 16:36. 6. Evan Baumgardner (MCCF) 16:37. 7. Ryan Fick (Luverne) 16:38. 8. Caden Strasser (Pipestone) 16:47. 9. Camden Janiszeski (Luverne) 16:53. 10. Evan Paplow (JCC) 16:53. Q. Tim Salentiny (HLO) 16:55.

Windom results: 12. Thomas Green 17:01; 15. Aaden Nauman 17:07; 16. Charlie Smith 17:10; 21. Jacob Green 17:21; 45. Bryce Green 18:23; 57. Eli Bordewyk 18:41; 110. Jared Hunter 21:47.

MLA results: 5. Kody Wassman 16:36; 25. Zach Klassen 17:35; 33. Ethan Schroeder 18:00; 65. Luke Klassen 19:14; 78. Jordan Linscheid 19:48; 83. Preston Xayachak 20:00; 88. Joseph Torres 20:15.

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