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Marion cross country

Remmers misses 3rd place by less than a second

Staff writer

Even with slower times, Marion cross-country runners ran “good races” Oct. 7 at Eureka’s cross-country meet, according to coach Rebecca Hofer.

“Overall most of our times were slower, and I realize that the high school runners still have work to do with league and regionals coming up,” Hofer said. “However, today we still received medals and represented Marion well.”

Taking turns leading each other at different portions of the course, Hofer said the girls’ team ran strong.

Coming in fourth place in a varsity 4K run, junior McKenzee Remmers finished with a time of 17 minutes and 22 seconds, “tenths of a second” behind the third place finisher, Hofer said.

Sophomore Emily Hague and freshman Meggan Freese came in 18th and 24th with times of 18:56 and 19:28.

“McKenzee almost had it,” Hofer said. “Emily and Meggan also ran well. Meggan suffered from a stomach cramp part of the way through, but powered through and had a great finish.”

On the junior varsity, junior Shyla Harris and freshman Rune Hagemeister medaled in seventh and eighth place with times of 23:51 and 23:54.

Kaylie Waner was 11th at 24:38, next was Sam Fugitt in 12th at 25:06, followed by Brittany Hett in 13th at 26:00, and Kaitlyn Goebel in 14th at 26:38.

Hofer said the boys’ race was tough, but they ran well.

Fresman Logan Waner ran took 28th in 27:50, followed by senior Quinton Hett who took 42nd with a time of 22:45 despite stepping in a hole while running.

Sophomore Taylor Fahey placed 47th with a time of 23:26.

It was also Zac Dvorak’s first race of the season.

“He joked with me before the race that he was going to walk the entire race, and instead finished with a good time for him,” Hofer said.

Dvorak took 28th place with a time of 27:50 in a junior varsity run.

Marion runs next in a league meet Thursday at Remington.

Last modified Oct. 16, 2014

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