Blossom boys win triangular
Led by Hosea Baker's third-place finish and by four other finishers in the top 10, the Blooming Prairie High School boys cross country team won a triangular meet Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Baker ran the course in 20.19.5. Other Blossoms in the top 10 were: Luke Larkoski, fourth in 21.25.0; Jesse Cardenas, sixth in 21.28.2; Tyler Forystek, seventh in 21.38.2 and Alex Miller, eighth in 21.38.7.
Pacelli's Jaden Lewis won the boys race in 19:30.1.
Team scores for the boys varsity were: Blooming Prairie, first, 28 points; NRHEG, second, 42 points and Pacelli, third, 59 points.
Other placings for the boys were: Stephan Fennell, 11th; Boone Carlson, 14; Joe Pirkl, 19th; Dylan Johnson, 18th; Alex Riley, 24th; Sam Michaud, 25th and Tommy Donnelly, 26.
Junior Bobbie Bruns was the top finisher for the Awesome Blossom girl runners. She finished sixth in 25:36.9. Senior Megan Oswald was next for the Blossoms, finishing eighth in 26:27.6. Emily Miller was ninth for the Blossoms in 26:35.3 and Chloe McCarthy was 10th in 26:46.2.
The Blossom girls finished second with 48 points to 30 for Austin Pacelli. NRHEG was third with 50 points.
Two Pacelli girls finished 1-2 in the girls varsity meet. Lexi Lewis was first in 22:45.7 and Kirsten Koopal was second in 22:53.3.
Other finishers for the Blossom girls were: Maggie Bruns, 15th; Emily Anderson, 17th; Ashleigh Albers, 18th; Haven Carlson, 19th; Rose Michaud, 21st; Lauren Schammel, 22nd; Melanie Winzenburg, 23rd and Anna Pauly, 24th.
In the junior high girls meet, Blooming Prairie's Lila Quail was second in 10:23.7. Rachel Winzenburg was sixth in 13:23.6, Shanna Halverson finished ninth in 14:50. 8, Lily Schammel was 10th in 15:14.4, Anna Haberman was 11th in 15:16.7 and Olivia Gonzales was 12th in 20:08.0.
In the junior high boys meet, BP's Jacob Pauly was second in 8:57.7. Jaxon Harberts finished fourth in 9:54.6, Jack Bruns was sixth in 10:56.5, Tyler Anderson was seventh in 11:42.2 and Ben Riley was ninth in 13:10.3.
Blooming Prairie's next meets include: Sept. 10 -- BP, WEM/JWP and RAACHE at Prairie Ridge CC, 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 15 -- BP, USC, Pacelli at BP CC, 4:30 p.m.