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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SECTION 3A GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Walklin returns to form, returns to state

Section 3A Girls

After missing a month of action due to injury, Windom junior Kaylee Walklin not only finished the race Thursday at the Section 3A Meet, but finished well enough to advance to state.

Walklin placed third in the Section 3A Meet, held at the Madison Country Club, earning a trip to the Class A State Meet. Her time was 19:49.

That led the Eagle girls to a ninth-place finish in the team standings with 267 points. Redwood Valley won the team title with 36 points. Canby-Minneota finished second with 64, also earning a trip to state as a team.

Walklin returned to action for the Eagles at the Big South Conference Meet after missing nearly a month following an inflammation of a stress fracture she suffered two years ago in her foot, but she was unable to finish the race at the conference meet on Oct. 17.

Thursday, Walklin ran a steady, but not overly taxing race, keeping pace with a pack that finished a minute behind eventual race winner Jenna DeBates of Luverne. Walklin comfortably finished in third, rather than trying to chase down second place.

Macie Carlson added a 57th-place time of 23:11, followed by Ella Smith in 59th (23:24), Jesselle Sosa in 77th (23:56) and Jocelyn Frank in 80th (24:06).

Girls Team Scores: 1. Redwood Valley 36. 2. Canby-Minneota 64. 3. MCCF 113. 4. Luverne 131. 5. LQPV/DB 132. 6. JCC 177. 7. Pipestone 229. 8. SCM 244. 9. Windom 267. 10. CMCS 269. 11. Adrian-Ellsworth 318. 12. TMB/WWG 345. 13. Wabasso 368. 14. RTR 368. 15. HLO 369. 16. Lakeview 423. 17. Montevideo 460. 18. YME 498.

Individual Top 10 and additional state qualifiers (Top 6 individuals not on the two qualifying teams): 1. Jenna DeBates (Luverne) 18:47. 2. Addie Thomes (RV) 19:46. 3. Kaylee Walklin (Windom) 19:49. 4. Chloe Gloege (LQPV/DB) 19:50. 5. Lola Luze (RV) 19:59. 6. Braelyn Merritt (CM) 20:00. 7. Madalyn Munsell (RV) 20:07. 8. Mya Pesek (CM) 20:08. 9. Ellie Nelson (RV) 20:13. 10. Clair Stoks (CM) 20:341. Q. Summer Mollberg (Luverne) 20:37. Q. Cora Pauling (JCC) 20:48. Q. Taylor Post (Pipestone) 20:55.

Windom results: 3. Kaylee Walklin 19:49. 57. Macie Carlson 23:11. 59. Ella Smith 23:24. 77. Jesselle Sosa 23:56. 80. Jocelyn Frank 24:06. 92. Gretta Smith 234:58. 104. Penelope Roberts 25:31.

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