Schmitz places 31st for Wolverines in Swain Invitational
Emma Schmitz placed 31st against Class A competition Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek harriers tested themselves in the giant Swain Invitational at Duluth’s Enger Park.
WDC’s two-time Class A state qualifier ran a time of 17:81. Teammates Tiffany Meeks, Briana Malone, Abi Motschenbacher and Gabi Ross placed 15th, 17th, 24th and 40th in the sophomore girls race with times of 19:39, 19:46, 20:17 and 21:02.
Konnor Stueve and Jimmy Kim earned 29th and 33rd place finishes in the sophomore boys race with times of 16:28 and 16:34.
Perham boys, Willmar girls dominate field at Perham Invitational Thursday
The Perham boys and the Willmar girls turned in dominating performances Thursday to take top honors in the Perham Inviational at Arvig Park.Four Yellowjacket runners placed in the Top 10 led by Keeghan Hurley who won the race with a time of 15:28. Samantha Hanson led the Willmar girls to victory with a time of 15:02.2.WDC’s Will Eliason placed 61st in the boys’ competition with a time of 18:42.8.Emma Schmitz paced the WDC girls with a 21st place of 16:03.1. The Wolverines placed 15th in the 17th place field a team score of 403.“Emma finished one spot out of the medals, but she showed that she's not far from breaking 17:00 minutes - a satisfying milestone that means that Emma is approaching peak fitness,” WDC Coach Mike Brunsberg said.
Perham InvitationalBoys1. Perham 352. Willmar 613. Little Falls 1234. D-G-F 1715. West Central Area 1736. Roseau 1897. Detroit Lakes 1908. Fargo North 1929. Otter Tail Central 20910. Pelican Rapids 21611. Park Rapids 26012. Moorhead 27113. Frazee 35014. United North Central 44215. Thief River Falls 45816. Trek North 523
Top 10Keeghan Hurley (Perham) 15:28Tom Seifert (Willmar) 16:07.6Billy Beseman (Perham) 16:12.6Nadir Yusaf (Willmar) 16:14.4Isaac Overmyer (Park Rapids) 16:14.5Jayden Cullen (Perham) 16:18.4Matthew Lundstrom (DL) 16:28.1Tyler Erickson (Roseau) 16:48.9Weston Nelson (Roseau) 16:50.2Ben Sullivan (Perham) 16:51.0
WDCWill Eliason, 61st, 18:42.8Jimmy Kim, 88th, 19:30.0Toby Wood, 94th, 19:55.3
Girls1. Willmar 162. Fargo North 863. Perham 1064. Roseau 1285. Park Rapids 1396. Little Falls 1637. Detroit Lakes 2168. West Central Area 2319. Moorhead 27410. Pelican Rapids 27511. Thief River Falls 31012. Frazee 34313. United North Central 35014. D-G-F 37915. Wadena-Deer Creek 40316. Breckenridge 45217. Lake Park-Audubon 497
Top 10Samantha Hanson (Willmar) 15:02.2Jessa Hanson (Willmar) 15:11Serena Monson (Willmar) 16:15.1Sophie Schmitz (Willmar) 15:12.6Madeline Huglen (Roseau) 15:21.8Kayla Rudie (Willmar) 15:23.5Ellie Nelson (Roseau) 15:35.6Brynnan Covington (Perham) 15:39.6Lydia Kantonen (Park Rapids) 15:42.1Samantha Swenson (Fargo North) 15:43.3