It was a chilly post-snowstorm afternoon Oct. 25 when the Section 7AA Cross Country Finals were run in Princeton. The Jacket boys finished 11th and the girls were 15th. Seniors Patrick Jones and Paige Muehlhauser led the way for their C-I teams.
Patrick Jones on the race: “Going into the race, I didn’t think I would like the conditions. But during the race, I found I really liked it because it was easier to breathe, and I felt good the whole way. There were a lot of slippery spots on the course, but you just had to try to avoid those. It was a pretty flat course compared to most we’ve run this year.”
Wrapping up his CC experience, Jones described, “I liked running for the team the last two years. Coach Lowman made it really fun, and our teammates are really positive and toughed it out.”
Section 7AA Finals
Boys: Elk River 94, Chisago Lakes 96, Forest Lake 107, Grand Rapids 115, Cloquet 116, Andover 148, Duluth East 182, St. Francis 204, Big Lake 274, Princeton 281, Cambridge-Isanti 282, North Branch 290, Hibbing 293, Dul. Denfeld 311, Hermantown 382, Zimmerman 439. Bluejackets: Jones 37th 17:47; Korta 47th 18:01; Codner 49th 18:04; Boettcher 73rd 18:34; Magnuson 76th 18:39; Fosse 91st 19:13; Yurczyk 92nd 19:17.
Girls: Forest Lake 55, Elk River 91, Grand Rapids 113, Andover 122, Duluth East 133, Big Lake 146, North Branch 174, Chisago Lakes 220, Princeton 228, Hermantown 275, St. Francis 301, Zimmerman 344, Cloquet 391, Dul. Denfeld 396, Cambridge-Isanti 400, Hibbing 408. Bluejackets: Muehlhauser 61st 17:21; M.Oullette 77th 17:44; T.Oullette 84th 17:55; Guimont 87th 17:58; Winselman 91st 18:01; Swanson 92nd 18:03; Head 93rd 18:06.