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Lakers run at Yankton

By Staff | Oct 27, 2009

YANKTON, S.D. – The Iowa Lakes cross country teams ran at the Mount Mart College meet in Yankton, S.D. on Saturday.

Brittany Ross finished 47th in 20:17 while Alyssa Eisenbacher was 119th in 23:07a nd Tricia Hill was 148th in 33:30.

In the men’s race, Bart Zimmer placed 100th in 29:37, Brandon Minear was 121st in 30:18, Mitchel Sparks was 133rd in 31:08, Jason Vogel was 143rd in 32:05 and Brandon Mumm was 147th in 32:30.

“The competition at this week’s meet was very similar to our last meet, which was hosted by Briar Cliff University,” said coach Molly Struve. ” We ran against mainly private, 4-year schools who have excellent running programs.

“Brittany really stepped it up this week and dropped her personal best time by over 45 seconds. She ran a very smart race and is ready to compete at the Regional meet next weekend.

“On the men’s side, our team is doing a great job of pacing each other. They all finished within three minutes of each other, which means they are each able to see one of their teammates close ahead of them during the entire race.