Best in the area; Decorah, SW, TV compete in Calmar
Thursday, October 04, 2012 3:02 AM
It was a beautiful day for a run on the golf course as the South Winn cross country teams hosted the South Winn Invite Tuesday at South Winn Golf Course in Calmar.
Pictured are South Winn’s Eleanor Lofte, Decorah’s Hannah Hougen and Turkey Valley’s Jenna Winter. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
Decorah, South Winn and Turkey Valley all competed at the meet, which featured seven area teams.
In the boys race, South Winn edged Decorah by three points. The girls saw Decorah take the team crown.
There were no JV races as everyone ran on varsity.
Down to the wire
In the boys race, Class 2A No. 10 South Winn just took first place, finishing with 42 points. Decorah, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, finished second with 45 points. Turkey Valley didn't have a team score.
For South Winn, Devin Franzen came in fourth in 17:25.81, with Nathan Meyer fifth in 17:26.31 and Class 2A No. 23 Alex Stammeyer in sixth in 17:44.55. Rounding out the team score were Brian Kleppe, 11th, 18:13.70; and Alex Upton, 16th, 18:20.85.
For Decorah, Ethan Pankow, who is ranked No. 20 in Class 3A, was the overall champion. He toured the course in 16:43.79, the only runner under 17 minutes.
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