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Remmers claims 4th in first run of the season

Girls Cross Country team places 5th

Staff writer

Bringing home fifth place as a team and medaling several runners, Cross Country girls fared exceptionally well in Marion’s first meet of the year Thursday in Abilene.

Coach Rebecca Hofer said the girls tied for fourth place overall but lost a tiebreaker.

Junior McKenzee Remmers led the girl’s team placing fourth as an individual.

“She landed a new personal best with a time under 17 minutes,” coach Rebecca Hofer said. “The other girls ran extremely well.”

Hofer said it was the first race for many girls, but sophomore Emily Hague and freshman Meggan Freese both rose to the occasion and received medals.

The boys’ team did not have enough runners to run as a team with senior Baretta Janzen and junior Cody Shipman sitting out.

Senior Quinton Hett, sophomore Taylor Fahey, and freshman Logan Waner all ran as individuals.

“Quinton led our boys’ team for most of the race, but Taylor pulled ahead and finished first for our runners,” Hofer said. “Logan stayed close behind and also ran a good race.”

The high school girls’ 4K results were: Remmers, 4th place, 16 minutes and 56 seconds; Hague, 17th, 18:52; Freese, 22nd, 19:59; Kaylie Waner, 38th, 24:55; Shyla Harris, 41st, 25:31; Brittany Hett, 44th, 25:55; Kaitlyn Goebel, 45th, 27:35; and Sam Fugitt, 46th, 27:45.

The high school boys’ 5K results were: Fahey, 33rd, 24:28; Hett, 40, 25:12; and Waner 43rd.

The next meet will be Thursday at in Hesston.

Schedule change

Hofer noted a home meet originally scheduled for Sept. 25 has been moved to Sept. 23.

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