“I simply need to encourage them and ensure everyone is aware of they did nicely,” the East Grand Forks Senior Excessive freshman stated.
It did not take lengthy for Garrett to greet most of her teammates. The Inexperienced Wave had 4 of the highest 9 finishers and 7 of the highest 20 on the East Grand Forks Invitational.
That wasn’t sufficient to increase their profitable streak, nevertheless. It took a overseas staff to be the primary this season to beat the Wave at full power, as Winnipeg St. Mary’s Academy edged the Wave 32-35 for the title at Valley Golf Course.
On the boys’ aspect, Senior Excessive gained its first meet of the season, scoring forty five factors to edge runner-up Roseau by two.
Senior Excessive has gained 5 meets this season—two greater than it gained in the complete 2016 season.
“We thought we might have a robust group,” Garrett stated. “Perhaps we did not assume we might get first on a regular basis.”
Just one participant graduated from final season’s squad. The standard depth confirmed. Crookston’s Katherine Geist gained the race Thursday, adopted by Garrett. St. Mary’s Academy adopted with the subsequent three placers, however Senior Excessive additionally had Lydia Floden (seventh), McKenna Langerud (eighth) and McKenna Garrett (ninth) within the prime 10.
“With our prime eight runners again from final yr, I figured we might be aggressive,” Wave coach Kirk Misialek stated. “And I feel we have exceeded our expectations. It isn’t simply the profitable; the occasions these women are higher than they have been operating final yr.”
Senior Excessive’s boys group was led by Cole Nowacki. He edged Crookston’s Ben Andringa by lower than a second (17:10.1 to 17:eleven.zero) for first place. Tyson Mahar completed third and Jonathan Krueger fourth for the Wave.
“Ben and Cole practice collectively,” Misialek stated. “They commute, nevertheless it’s not often that shut between them. They would not be nearly as good with out having one another to coach with.”
McDonald Dawson was fifteenth for the Wave. However the huge runner for the Wave was Adam Johnson, who completed twenty eighth. “We have been lacking considered one of our common runners,” Misialek stated. “Adam often runs in junior excessive meets. We moved him up and he did a pleasant job. And we have been robust on the prime of our lineup.”