Illness, injury force low numbers at state
All the hard work, long hours, multiple miles came down to the Class B State Cross Country Meet last Saturday in Jamestown. Missing their No. 1 runner, the Beulah-Hazen boys did well with a 10th place finish.
"The kids ran hard and a few of them had a really good day," head coach Bruce Wold said.
Brandon Johnson led the Miners with his 23rd place to finish out his career at his peak. He raced the course in 18 minutes, 55 seconds.
"He’d really been improving throughout the year and just about made All-State," Wold explained.
Clinton Senn, who also plays football, had a really nice day at 40th place with a time of 19:31. Wold said being a two-sport athlete is tough because he misses a lot of practice but Senn had an outstanding effort. Tyler Freuer had his best run of the year to come in at 20:34. Joshua Enget did well at 20:49 followed closely by Garrett Sayler at 20:53 for the senior’s final high school meet.
Austin Usselman broke the 100th place mark with his time of 20:58 and Jordan Mann paced well at 21:08. Connor Candrian was next at 21:29 followed by Andrew Heller at 22:45 and Josiah Beko at 25:14.
"On the boys side I was really happy with the effort and results," Wold said.