On Tuesday, Sep. 12th, the Simley CC team showed great improvement from a year ago.
In the non-scored combined gender Jr. High 2000 Meter Race (We believe the distance is closer to 2500), the young Spartans shined.
Nico Losinski won the race in 10:45, followed by teammates Jacob Scheffer and Nathan Schauer in 11:24 and 11:25 respectively for 4th and 5th place. Also in the top 10 were Henry Cleary (6th, 11:58), Caleb Brinkman (12:29, 7th), Julia Myers – 1st girl (8th, 12:42), Grace Raab (9th, 13:22), and Crystal Bonilla (10th, 13:32).
Remaining Simley runners finished as follows:
Riley Kepler – 11th, 13:36
Alex Anaya – 12th, 13:37
Shiraj Chowdhudry – 15th, 14:17
Carter Gibson – 16th, 14:35
Stella Anderson Moye – 19th, 16:15
In the Girls 5000 Meters Brekken Grathen made her long race debut to finish 37th in a stellar 25:13, while Captain Becca Molstad just missed her course pr from last year’s conference championship by 3 seconds, running 26:29. Becca’s time was 90 seconds faster than a year ago at this time.
In the Boys 5000 Meter race, the Spartans showed that summer training pays off with a 5th place finish with a score of 123 points. That’s highest finish in a conference competition, whether at the preview or championship this millennia.
They ran the following performances
Tim Wilmot – 11th place, 18:35 (30 secs. faster than a year ago, 16 sec course PR)
Nick Molstad – 16th place, 18:51 (Over 2 minutes faster than a year ago, 1 minute PR) and 15 second overall PR
Grant Dilla – 22nd team place, 19:04 (over 1:40 second faster than a year ago, 57 sec. course PR), 18 second overall PR
Ben Borchard – 36th team place, 20:22
Carter Bollmann – 38th team place, 20:23 and almost 40 second pr
Gabe Alvear – 39th team place, 20:30 21 second course pr
Zach Sayner – 57th team place, 21:48 14 seconds faster than a year ago, 2 second course pr
Connor Hassing – 23:48, 61 second course pr
Ian Anderson – 24:20, 2:40 second course and overall pr
Morgan Guinta – 26:25, 4:30 second course and overall pr.
The Spartans compete next at the Burnsville Invite next Thursday, Sep. 21st at Nicollet Jr. High