St. Mary’s Cross Country

The St. Mary’s Knights cross country team raced at the Jennings County invitational on Monday against 7 teams.

The girls team brought home the first place trophy! Alaina Bedel (13:24) placed 2nd overall in the varsity race. Josie Wenning (14:17), Makayla Kieffer (14:18), Frankie Fry (14:19), Josie Slaven (14:28), and Raegan Abplanalp (14:39) finished consecutively taking 7th-11th place ribbons. Katie Fisse (15:32) rounded out the Knights Varsity roster taking 16th in the race. 

The boys had a great race too with 2 finishers in the top 15. Braylon Brancamp (12:39) took 5th and Conner Bedel (13:48) took 15th. Fletcher Hash (13:53) finished in 16th. Carson Kendall (15:04) had an impressive sprint to the finish overtaking a runner for 23rd place just at the line. Charles Cornett (15:17) and Landen Fuel (15:24) placed 26th and 28th. Nolan Wells (15:45) took 30th in the Varsity race.

The Knights had great races in the JV race as well! Kelsey Slaven (14:51) took home the first place ribbon! Caitlyn Kendall (15:52PR) finished 3rd. Kylie Harpring (16:49) claimed the 7th place ribbon. Harper Kinsey (17:40) and Mackenzie Lohrum (17:59) placed 10th and 11th. Maxwell Gauck (19:19) earned the 8th place ribbon in the boys’ JV race.

Way to go, Knights! The runners will race at the Brown County invitational on Saturday.

Staci Schutte

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