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Athletics and Activities Update October 23rd

Cross Country

Head Coach Lance Nydeen

The Cross Country team ended the regular season at the Kimball Golf Course on October 17 for the Central Minnesota Conference Championship!

After a great season of hard work and athlete dedication, the Boys’ Varsity Team finished 6th place out of 9 full competing teams. Andy Moen ’18, Nate Salzl ’18, Jeremiah Weber ’20, Patrick Montoya ’18, Sam Meyer ’22, and Mathew Bolton ’22 supported Luc Westling’s ’20 All Conference Performance by placing 10th overall. This was one of the most challenging conferences in outstate Minnesota! Congratulations to Luc and the Boys’ CC Varsity Team!

The Boys’ JV team took 3rd place overall with strong performances from HP Xue ’18, Cormac Smith ’19, Sawyer Engholm’20, Joel Kissela ’19, and Caspar Cheng ’20 to finish strong this year.

The Boys’ Middle School Team competed and Zach Meyer ’24 led the way with a strong 14th overall place! An impressive future lies with our Middle School runners with continued improvement and confident performances by George Vedder ‘ 23, Oscar Cheeley ’23, Ethan Lau ’23, and Cameron Thompson ’23!

The Girls’ Varsity took 8th place overall and benefited by the assistance of regular season soccer players who joined us for the race: Sonja Johnson ’18, Lizzy Kolb ’19, Reid Nydeen ’19, and Kora Welch ’21! Katie John ’19 and Sylvia Johnson ’22 continued to improve their season with strong finishes and for the first time this season a full Varsity team!

Girls’ Junior Varsity ran Anna Zeng ’20 and Claire Kissela ’20 for strong season performances. For Middle School, Sophia Kapoor ’24 ended her season with a great final race of the year placing in 6th overall.

While the season has ended for our Middle School and Junior Varsity teams, our Varsity Teams will be competing on Thursday, October 26 at the Long Prairie Golf Club in the Section 6A Championship.

Please wish our Varsity Runners well as we head into some the toughest competition in the State!

Girls’ Swimming and Diving

Head Coach Jen Daiker

During the last week, the swim team had 3 meets. On Saturday, Oct. 14, they competed in the True Team Meet. This was a preview of the upcoming section competitions. The swimmers and divers took 5th place out of 9 teams. They were pushed out of 4th place near the end by Milaca.

Justine Meyer ’20 had four great accessories to wear with her Homecoming gown on Oct. 14- She won four medals that day!

She earned her personal best in the 100 freestyle and broke the minute mark with 59.92!  Justine’s medals were for: 6th place for 200 Medley Relay (out of 34), 8th place for the 50 Free (out of 36), 6th place for the 100 Free (out of 34), and 7th place of the 200 Free Relay (out of 34).

On Oct. 16, the JV Conference meet was held at the SJU pool with 7 conference teams. The JV girls took 3rd place overall and had some impressive swims.

The last dual meet of the season was Oct. 17 against Little Falls. Despite many great swims and dives, the final score was 102 – 82.

Today our swimmers will compete in a tri – meet vs Sauk Rapids and Monticello, and the Conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Middle School Soccer

Head Coach Ettien Koffi

The middle school players had their last week of games to end a great season of hard work and fun.

On Oct. 16, they played Becker and won 7-0. Coach Ettien said they played very well, passing on the edges, trapping the ball, and passing successfully. A lot of players had an opportunity to contribute goals for the win including: Nick, Ansen, Cole, Eli, and Logan.

On Oct 17, the team played Cathedral at home and lost 3-1. Coach Koffi said the way they played does not represent what was on the scoreboard. The game was possibly the hardest they played all year against a few very skilled team.

All of the Middle School coaches are very proud of the players’ hard work this season. They are also proud of the team’s ability to never show poor sportsmanship when other teams did. They also admired the Middle School team’s efforts to work and improve on their skills after each game.