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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

SECTION 3A BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Eagles race to title

Section 3A Boys

The Windom Eagle boys cross country team returned to full strength Thursday and turned in a memorable performance, winning the championship at the Section 3A Meet, held at the Madison Country Club.

The Eagles, who placed all of their top five finishers in the top 20, scored 59 team points. Redwood Valley earned the second-place qualifying spot with 77 points.

Individually, the Eagles had one top-10 finisher. Aaden Nauman led the way for the Eagles, taking fourth place with a time of 16:52.

But the Eagles got a big boost with the return of senior Thomas Green to the lineup. Green missed a month of action following an emergency appendectomy, and had just been cleared to return to running late last week. Green recorded a time of 17:24, good for 11th-place overall.

The key for the Eagles, though, was a pack mentality, as Charlie Smith finished 13th with a time of 17:35, followed by Braylen Lyons in 16th (17:47) and Bryce Green in 17th (17:50), giving the Eagles a spread of just 58 seconds between their first and fifth scoring runners.

Boys Team Scores: 1. Windom 59. 2. Redwood Valley 77. 3. Luverne 79. 4. MCCF 98. 5. Canby-Minneota 174. 6. LQPV/DB 180. 7. JCC 220. 8. Montevideo 226. 9. SCM 269. 10. Lakeview 290. 11. SWCE 336. 12. Adrian-Ellsworth 341. 13. RTR 346. 14. HLO 355. 15. TMB/WWG 367. 16. Wabasso 387. 17. BOLD/BLHS 434.

Individual Top 10 and additional state qualifiers (Top 6 individuals not on the two qualifying teams): 1. Will Ahrens (RV) 16:16. 2. Kilen Cilek (RV) 16:36. 3. Ryan Fick (Luverne) 16:51. 4. Aaden Nauman (Windom) 16:52. 5. Evan Baumgardner (MCCF) 16:52. 6. Logan Roelofs (RTR) 17:01. 7. Gavin Carl (LQPV/DB) 17:06. 8. Owen Janiszeski (Luverne) 17:14. 9. Tim Salentiny (HLO) 17:15. 10. Landyn Nordby (RV) 17:19.

Windom results: 4. Aaden Nauman 16:52. 11. Thomas Green 17:24. 13. Charlie Smith 17:35. 16. Braylen Lyons 17:47. 17. Bryce Green 17:50. 66. Isaac Bordewyk 19:52. 81. Hayden Lensing 20:40.

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