XC teams start season
By Jarann Johnson
Last year the Beulah-Hazen Mizon started the year not knowing what to expect. The Mizon were under a new head coach, Mary Hoherz, and running on a hot day in Jamestown that saw some of the team’s top runners sustain injuries.
This year the Mizon were back in Jamestown to start the year with the same coach, Coach Hoherz, but at a different race site. The Mizon were running north of Jamestown near at the Pipestem Creek Trails on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
This year the Mizon got through their first race of the season without any losses except for one. Katie Duttenhefer’s running shoe got swallowed up by the trail’s muddy surface and she didn’t find it until after the race.
Other than that loss, it was a good day for the Mizon overall. The boys’ team finished in fifth place overall and the girls’ team finished in eighth place in a meet that featured Class A schools and several state-ranked runners from Class A and B.
The highest placing for either team was Kaylene Klein’s seventh place finish in 17 minutes and 29 seconds. The next two Mizon finished approximately three minutes later.