Cross country team hosts Watertown Invite


The Watertown-Mayer girls’ cross country team took fourth place and the boys took seventh during the regular-season ending Watertown Invite on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Annandale won the girls’ meet with 42 points, while Waconia (51) was second and Norwood Young America (76) was third. The Royals were fourth with 95 points.

Glencoe-Silver Lake won the boys’ title with 27 points, well ahead of second-place Mound-Westonka, which finished with 66 points. Watertown-Mayer had 177 points.

The individual girls’ title went to Annandale’s Courtney Alama, who finished in 15:10.68, but the Royals had two runners in the top 10. Sophomore Lydia Fails was sixth in a time of 15:48.88, and senior Liz Miller was ninth in 16:27.71.

Freshman Kirsten Klitzke added a 23rd-place finish for the Royals, clocking in with a time of 17:35.13. Fellow freshman Abby Hules wasn’t far behind, finishing in 25th place wiht a time of 17:38.55.

Senior Erin Sonderup-Hohenstein finished in 32nd place with a time of 18:26.35. Senior Kailey Carrabre was 34th in 18:45.08, and freshman Madison Daniels was 37th in 19:15.12.

The individual boys’ title belonged to Norwood Young America’s Alex Wischnack, who finished the 5K course in 17:33.32. The top finisher for the Royals was junior Michael Burns, who finished 11th with a time of 18:14.86.

Junior Jon Vouk added a 33rd-place finish with a time of 19:31.14. Senior Ethan Thonn was 37th in 19:40.67, and senior Josh Oak was 48th in 20:41.77. Freshman Austin Wandersee finished with a time of 21:21.17.

The Royals return to action Thursday, Oct. 24, for the section meet at 4 p.m. at Stones Throw Golf Course in Milaca.


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