September 11, 2008

PRís top cross country accomplishments

By Robyn Rohde
Everybody wants to be a winner but winners aren’t just born, they’re made. And making winners is exactly what head coach Bruce Wold and the Beulah-Hazen cross country team has been up to. Their last week of action displayed a host of personal best times at the Dickinson Meet.
“The team ran really well with many runners accomplishing personal records,” Wold said.
Not matching his best time but staying a strong leader for the Miners was Jordan Cieslak as his time of 17 minutes and 2 seconds earning him 19th place. The almost two minute difference between Cieslak and the rest of the Miner varsity boys almost meant over 40 places. Josh Enget crossed the line at 18:52 for 60th place. Brandon Johnson followed him in 72nd at 19:20. Garrett Sayler led the 20-minute mass, clocking in at 20:07 for 84th place. Clinton Senn wasn’t far behind at 20:23 for 89th and Jordan Mann joined the ranks of varsity at 20:32. Mann and Tyler Freuer, who finished at 20:44, debuted with style to end up in the top 100 at 92 and 96 respectively.
“Mann and Freuer running with the other five varsity boys, really showed they are ready to step up in their performance,” Wold said. “The added depth will really help the team for the rest of the season.”
That added depth trickles all the way down to junior varsity and junior high on the boys’ side. Austin Usselman led the B-H boys JV with his time of 22:06. Just a few steps behind was Andrew Heller at 22:13 and Josiah Beko came around at 25:27.
The girls also put in a very strong effort and ran strong races. Kayden Candrian led the girls at 19:18 for 28th place followed closely by Jamie Schaeffer at 19:37 for 35th place in junior varsity. The rest of the Miner girls are learning to pack better as the pair of Jaime Privratsky clocked in at 21:22 and Bethany Weinand at 21:43. Amity Blohm had a good end at 22:28. In her first year in the sport Jacey Pulver is getting her stride down with a finish at 22:52.

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