Both Cambridge-Isanti cross country squads placed 2nd at the Aug. 30 Mora Invite, a make-up run from the heat-postponed Milaca Invite. Bree Erickson placed 2nd for the Bluejacket girls at 16:22, Maddie Oullette was 4th at 17:10, and Shelby Swanson finished 10th at 17:55 as the team placed just behind Mora in the team standings.
The Bluejacket boys were led by Nick Marshall (6th, 18:11), Paden Hallman (12th, 18:26) and Henry Boettcher (14th, 18:33) to a runner-up finish behind the Mustangs who are favorites in Braham’s Section 5A. Tyler Magnuson (17th, 19:09) and Paul Elmstrand (19th, 19:18) added top-20 runs.
C-I’s Nate Wallman and Jared Oldenberg finished in 2nd and 4th in the JV boys race. Brynna Guimont had a strong middle school girls race, finishing in 3rd.
Next up: The annual Bluejacket Invite this Thursday, Sept. 5. Races begin at the Isanti Middle School at 4 p.m. (Race order: Middle schoolers, girls JV, girls V, boys V, boys JV). Section 7AA partners Chisago Lakes, Andover, Princeton & Forest Lake girls are among the teams entered. “Should be a very competitive meet. Between the boys and girls races, there are four teams who qualified for the State meet last year competing,” said C-I Coach Josh Lowman.