HHS boys runners take ninth at MayoThe Hastings boys cross country team finished ninth out of 22 teams at the annual Rochester Mayo Invitational last week.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings boys cross country team finished ninth out of 22 teams at the annual Rochester Mayo Invitational last week.
“Our guys are running as a real solid group,” Hastings coach John Dewall said. “They’re all pretty close together, and that makes a huge difference. If you can put seven guys pretty close together, you’re going to score some solid points.
“If everybody can pick it up and cuts a minute, we are in the top three. There’s definitely a lot of potential in this team.”
It was Colby Smith’s turn to lead the Hastings boys, and he took 47th in 18:02.22.
Zack Benning was 49th in 18:07.94.
Joseph Rabaey took 62nd in the race with a time of 18:24.35.
Chase Keilers was 67th in 18:34.96.
Riley Tarrant placed 73rd with a final time of 18:39.32.
Christian Weiland came in at 18:59.99 and placed 85th.
Mohamed Osman had a time of 19:18.61, good for 96th place.
Jacob Rachuy led the junior varsity with a time of 19:53.62. Domingo Yandrasits had a time of 20:21.27. Ben Jackson finished in 20:25.12.
Isaiah Gardell had a time of 21:08.46.
Tim Zappa had a time of 21:21.91. Brian Willson finished in 21:22.99. Kyle Stapleton finished in 21:30.54.
Michael Stricker had a time of 21:39.71, Spencer Saccoman finished in 21:44.69, Jason Schultz finished in 22:42.60, David Syverson finished in 23:11.43, Wes Hedlund finished in 23:17.77, James Harper finished in 23:35.56, Brian Gapp finished in 27:35.10 and Andrew Behnke came in at 32:30.22.
The Hastings girls placed 12th out of 18 teams with 298 points.
Rochester Century won the meet with 71 points. La Crescent was second with 84 and Winona was third with 113.
“We are definitely struggling with depth,” Dewall said. “That’s a huge factor. Overall the girls are running really well. Every week the younger kids are pulling it up.”
Helen Jensen led the Hastings contingent with a 48th-place finish in 17:36.83.
Bri Strandberg, fighting an illness, was 52nd in 17:42.50.
Juliann Moes was 72nd in 18:30.97.
Allissa Smith finished 74th in 18:37.76 and Makaila England was 75th at 18:38.51.
Nicole Froehling took 91st in 19:18.31.
Mackenzie Klimek placed 95th with a time of 19:28.38.
Stephanie Lindgren led the junior varsity team with a 95th place finish. She had a time of 20:58.82.
Kailianna Rivet was 96th in 21:09.12.
Addyson Moore finished 148th with a time of 24:45.43.