Crusader cross country

The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team improved all year, with many runners whittling down their times each race. With a relatively small team, success was not measured in wins and losses, but by the improvement shown. In the season’s  final three races, 14 runners posted their fastest times all year. Several Crusaders showed […]

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The Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity cross country team is already set for 2014, with many of this season’s runners set to return next season. This season proved tough for the LHS boys, with five of 12 runners battling injuries and forced to miss meets. Captain Jacob Roth, who was expected to help lead the Crusaders, […]

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Five local high schools were all represented by their top runners at the 2013 MSHSL state cross country meet, held Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College in Northfield. For Waconia, senior Lexi Willems and sophomore Alex Carrabre competed in the Class AA competition, both faring well and running “their races,” according to WHS head coach […]

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Cool conditions made for a good day of racing and some fast times at the Section 5A cross country meet, where Mayer Lutheran’s Brandon Duffy qualified for this weekend’s Class A state race. Finishing eighth in 17:15, Duffy assured himself a return trip to state, after qualifying in 2011. Alex Mielke finished 69th overall in […]

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In their final meet of the regular season, the Mayer Lutheran/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at Watertown on Oct. 16. “Some very tough competition, coupled with cool and wet conditions made for a good day of racing, but not so much fast times,” head coach Rob Weber said. Qualifying a […]

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In the Minnesota River Conference Championships on Oct. 10, the Mayer Lutheran boys’ cross country team failed to defend their back-to-back conference titles from 2011 and 2012, but still came home with a strong fifth place finish. “The top five LHS-LPHT boys all ran sub-20 minute 5K races,” head coach Rob Weber said. “This was […]

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