Both the Madison boys' and girls' cross country teams placed second at the Darrell Horacek Invitational held at the Central Valley Golf Course in Hartford on Monday.|
"Two second place finishes is a pretty good day," said Madison coach Robert Cordts.
In the boys' division, the Bulldogs finished the meet with 51 points. Garretson won the team title with 23 points. Following the Blue Dragons were Madison 51, Flandreau Public 67, Sioux Falls Christian 81, Flandreau Indian School 106, West Central 114, Dell Rapids 128, Ethan/Parkston 135, Tea 139, Parker 142, McCrossan 182, Canton 201 and Howard 223.
Madison had three runners who finished in the top 15. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Reid Guse, who placed seventh with a time of 18:04.4.
Finishing right behind Guse and running his first meet of the year was Hunter Streff, who crossed the finish line in eighth place in 18:05.9.
Garrett Hubbell was the third Madison runner to place in the top 15. Hubbell was 14th in 18:17.9.
Dallas Fernau was 23rd in 18:54.4.
Other Madison runners who participated were Edwin Iraheta, 32nd (19:16.9); and Ethan Hatch, 43rd (19:52.1).
Winning the race in a time of 17:29.6 was Ethan Young Bird from Flandreau Indian School.
"The boys' second place finish was an improvement. The big news is that Hunter has re-joined the varsity squad after recovering from an injury," Cordts said. "Just his presence on the starting line gave the boys' team a renewed sense of confidence. This is the first time he has competed since May so it was quite a performance considering the time span."
In the girls' varsity race, the Bulldogs placed second with 43 points. Winning the meet was West Central with 39 points. Following the Trojans were Madison 43, Flandreau Public 52, Garretson 54, Ethan/Parkston 64, Dell Rapids 88. Canton 102, Howard 140 and Canistota 167.
Madison had three runners who placed in the top 15. Hailey Streff won the 4K race in a time of 14:52.7.
Placing third was Cami Streff with a time of 15:37.8.
Madison Nipe was 13th in 16:22.1.
Brooklynn Hodges placed 34th in 17:51.5.
Other runners who participated were Ashley Stromberg, 36th (18:02); and Rachel Haas, 37th (18:08).
"Hailey dominated the race and she was so far ahead of the other runners at one point that her sister Cami, who was in second place, got lost--it probably cost Cami a place," Cordts said.
In the girls' junior varsity race, Madison had four runners who placed in the top 15. They included Karsyn Dorris, 2nd, 17:55.3; Amanda Rowland, 4th, 18:09.9; Anna Theophilus, 6th, 18:43.1; and Rachel Black, 14th, 19:10.8.
Other runners for Madison included Jenni Waba, 25th (20:20.9); Raven Wallowing Bull, 24th (20:24.2); Anna Knofcynski, 29th (20:48.1); Lexi Lentsch, 38th (21:14.9); Victoria Olson, 46th (21:50.6); Tayler Herold, 47th (21:55.7); Katie Eliason, 49th (22:07.8); Ally Gross, 55th (22:48.8); Tiana Paradeis, 67th (23:28.1); Peityn Roemen, 71st (23:42); Grace Terrall, 72nd (24:02.9); and Alyssa Jones, 81st (27:06).
In the boys' junior varsity race, Madison had two runners who placed in the top 15. Kaiden Dorris was fourth in 15:22.7 and Albert Pimentel was fifth in 15:27.6.
Other runners who participated were Jared Hodges, 17th (16:02.8); Sam Eliason, 28th (16:47.3); Federic Perojo Ortiz, 35th (17:03.3); Seamus Donelan, 57th (18:02.5); Ben Curley, 60th (18:06.4); Jason Gale, 70th (18:38.5); Landon Lentsch, 71st (18:40); Ryker Vosberg, 89th (20:03); David Sanchez, 106th (21:51.3); and Evan Gross, 114th (27:25).
"Karsyn, Amanada, Anna, Albert, Kaiden and Sam all had outstanding performances in the junior varsity races," Cordts said.
The Bulldogs will be back in action at the Dakota XII Meet next Thursday at Elk Point.