The Tigers boys cross country team not only won the meet with 57 points, but sophomore Emmett Gerres was the overall winner out of a field of 55 racers. His time of 16 minutes 39 seconds was a full 46 seconds faster than second place.
The Tigers placed two more runners in the top 10, with junior Adam Stiemke running an 18:09 to place sixth and junior Samuel Van Zummeren racing in 18:19 to place eighth.
After that, junior Kevin He placed 14th in 18:56, junior Gunnar Geisler was 28th in 19:48, senior Tanner Witt was 30th in 19:52, and senior Bennett Rerick was 47th in 21:20.
While the Tigers earned the team victory, it was a close race, as just three points separated the Tigers from second-place Norwood Young America (60), and Southwest Christian was a close third with 66 points. Sibley East was fourth with 82 points, followed by LCWM-Nicollet with 127, Mankato Loyola/Cleveland with 134, Tri-City United with 159 points, and Le Sueur-Henderson with 214 points.
While LCWM-Nicollet’s Grace Moeller was the overall winner of the girls cross country meet, second-place Savanna DeYoung was a mere six seconds behind in 20:19. In fact, the Tigers easily ran away with the team title, placing all top five runners in the top seven to score 21 points.
LCWM-Nicollet was a very distant second place with 71 points, followed by Le Sueur-Henderson in third with 73 points, Southwest Christian in fourth with 112 points, Tri-City United with 130, Norwood Young America with 153, Sibley East with 168, and Mankato Loyola/Cleveland with 214.
After DeYoung’s second place finish, freshman Issabella Jeurissen was third in 21 minutes, followed by junior Malina Koepp in fourth in 21:23, senior Elizabeth Schmidt in fifth in 21:29, and sophomore Mackenzie Murphy in seventh in 21:42. Junior Sydney Weiland ran 22:17 to finish 11th and sophomore Sydney Hartman ran 22:55 to finish 15th.
The Tigers will return to Montgomery National Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 17, for a Minnesota River Conference tri-angular race including Sibley East and Tri City United.
2020 BPHS Girls/Boys Cross Country Teams
Results and Schedule
Aug. 27 - NYA @ Baylor Park - Girls 1st, Boys 1st
Sept. 3 - Le Sueur-Henderson & Sibley East @ Ney Center - Girls 1st, Boys 1st
Sept. 10 - multiple schools at Montgomery Nat’l Golf Club - Boys 1st, Girls 1st
Sept. 17 - 4:30 p.m. @ TCU - Montgomery Nat’l Golf Club
Sept. 24 - 4:30 p.m. @ Le Sueur Henderson - Ney Center
Oct. 1 - 4:30 p.m. @ TCU - Montgomery Nat’l Golf Club
Oct. 8 - 4:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. @ SWC - Crown College