The Sleepy Eye girls cross country team took third place at the Redwood Falls meet on Sept. 26.
It was a warm day for the runners at the Redwood Golf Course, but that didn’t stop eighth grader Brianna Polesky from earning a medal for her fourth place finish in the 4K. Polesky took fourth out of 38 runners with a time of 16:52. The girls team took third place out of five teams. Freshmen Mary Joyce and Cassidy Hacker also led the girls team after their 10th and 11th place finishes, respectfully.
Junior Stephen Joyce took 11th place in the 5K to lead the boys team to a fifth place finish overall.
“This was our third race in six days, so we were running on some tired legs,” Coach Scott DeMaris said. “We now have one meet per week for the rest of the year.”
Local Individuals: 4, Brianna Polesky 16:52; 10, Mary Joyce 18:19; 11, Cassidy Hacker 18:20; 16, Mariah Salfer 19:29; 19, Jenny Lax 19:45; 22, Mary Rosenhammer 20:31; 23, Emily Schumacher 16:56; 31, Angie Kiecker 14:01; 32, Megan DeMaris 24:05.
Local Individuals: 11, Stephen Joyce 20:04; 19, Ben Jakobitz 20:18; 31, Nick DeMaris 21:00; 37, Zachary Long 22:37; 40, Ruben Astorga 22:59; 44, Caleb Kirchberg 24:01; 46, Ezra Krzmarzick 24:37; 48, Joel Balko 25:25.