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Warriors runners cross season’s finish line

Marion runners faced a new course and new competition in 3A cross-country regionals Saturday at Canning Creek Cove at Council Grove Reservoir.

With cool temperatures, clear skies, and a light breeze, coach Dmitry Bucklin said the team could not have asked for a better day to run, but unfortunately, the season ended at the finish line.

“We did not have any runners make it to state this year,” Bucklin said. “However, I am very proud of how each runner performed this meet and this season.”

Colin Williams placed 11th in the boys’ 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 19 seconds, which was one place shy of qualifying for state, Bucklin said.

Senior Emily Hague placed 20th at 22:36 to finish her high school career.

Bucklin said Meggan Frese, Luisa Junqueira, Colin Williams, and Ethan Darnall all broke personal records, and all runners had powerful kicks at the end of the race.

meet results

Varsity girls — 20. Emily Hague, 22:36; 28. Meggan Frese, 23:22; 43. Bethany Grimmett, 25:05; 60. A.J. Arterburn, 27:25; 63. Luisa Junqueira, 29:52.

Varsity boys — 20. Colin Williams, 18:19; 60. Ethan Darnall, 20:16; 83. Devin Regnier, 21:21; 86. Tyler Arocha, 22:01.

Last modified Oct. 26, 2016

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