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Indians runners take second at Algona

By Staff | Sep 30, 2009

Spirit Lake kept its pack close enough together to finish second at Algona’s invite. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

WHITTEMORE – Both Spirit Lake cross country teams took second place in windy conditions at the Algona Inviational in Whittermore on Monday.

The boys once again fell to 3A No. 1 ranked Algona. The Bulldogs finished with a final score of 44 while the Indians had a total of 63.

Alec Baldwin pushed forward for a second place finish in a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds.

Keith Byers placed 10th in 17:18 followed by Mitchell O’Neill in 16th place in a time of 17:25, Will Norris in 17th with a time of 17:25 and Brandon Griffin in 18th with a time of 17:26.

Non-counting scores for Spirit Lake were Kenan McQueen, who ran the course in 19:16 for 55th place and Daniel Stover, who placed 57th in 19:24.

Spirit Lake’s Alec Baldwin battles Algona’s Ryan McMahon. The two finished 1-2 with McMahon winning the Algona Invite. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

Spirit Lake was followed by Fairmont with 117, Charles City with 118, Spencer with 133, Webster City with 188, Clear Lake with 190, Fort Dodge St. Edmonds with 215, Eagle Grove with 230, Okoboji with 241, Forest City with 298, Emmetsburg with 334, Humboldt with 340, Clarion-Goldfield with 371 and Pocahontas with 407.

The Spirit Lake girls followed Fairmont’s winning total of 57 with a score of 78.

Briana Brunsvold led the Indians with a fifth place finish in 16 minutes, 25 seconds.

McKenzie Dziedzic placed 11th in a time of 16:32 followed by KJ Veldman in 13th place with a time of 16:37, Mary Brown in 24th with a time of 16:59 and Chelsea Parks in 25th with a time of 17:00.

Non-counting scores for the Indians were Shirley Coenen who placed 43rd in 17:27 and Liz Skogerboe who took 64th place in 18:34.

The Indians were followed by Webster City with 160, Humboldt with 153, Charles City with 165, ELCAR with 180, Fort Dodge St. Edmonds with 183, Algona with 185, Spencer with 232, Clear Lake with 234, Eagle Grove with 299, Emmetsburg with 353, Pocahontas with 360, Clarion-Goldfield with 369, Okoboji with 373, Bishop Garrigan with 377 and Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne with 484.

Spirit Lake travels to Sioux City on Thursday.