Cross country girls second, boys sixth at Holdingford

The Maple Lake boys and girls junior varsity teams burst from the starting line, Thursday in Holdingford. Both the girls varsity and JV teams finished second overall. They are, in no particular order, Emily Rasset, Emma Carlson, Hunter Manka, Bionca Peterson, Chloe Riviere, Jordyn Hausladen, Peyton Tongen, Caitlin Weege, Ellie Haney, Ashlee Martie, Quinn Youngs. (Photos by Chris Fobbe)

The Irish girls cross country team arrived ready to race at Holdingford, Thursday, Sept. 8, running to a second-place finish in a “tough field” of nine accomplished high school teams, coach Ben Youngs said.
Gus Demarais continued to lead the team, finishing third with a time of 20:41.60 after leading for much of the race. The two athletes who passed her were Kate O’Brien of Sauk Centre and Kristine Kalthoff of Albany, two “established runners,” Youngs said.
“Her (Demarais’) time puts her as the third-fastest 5k runner for the school behind Sommer Carlson and Halle Geyen,” he added.

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