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Luverne runners win at home CC meet

Cardinals claim girls' and boys' team titles as well
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Sara Schmuck for the Star Herald

Luverne cross country boys’ and girls’ varsity teams won at their home Luverne Invitational Thursday, Oct. 6.
It was a narrow win for the LHS girls, with the Cardinals beating Canby-Minneota by one point. The Luverne boys’ varsity team won by 23 points over Canby-Minneota.
“For them to come away with both team titles being short-handed was a huge boost of confidence for the kids heading toward the postseason meets,” said Luverne cross country coach Pete Janiszeski.
Luverne runners won individually as well.
Owen Janiszeski won the 5,000-meter run for boys in a time of 16:40.07, and Jenna DeBates won the 5,000-meter run for girls in a time of 18:42.24.
“I thought we really competed well as a team and rallied around each other,” Janiszeski said. “I was very pleased with how hungry they were to perform at their best.”
Other Luverne girls’ varsity results:
Ella Schmuck, 5th, 20:43.30
Khloe Visker, 8th, 21:17.07
Grace Ingebretson, 11th, 21:29.06
Tiana Lais, 23rd, 22:33.69
Maria Rops, 37th, 23:21.50
Makena Nelson, 46th, 24:15.62
Andrea Luitjens, 72nd, 28:37.96
Other Luverne boys’ varsity results:
Ryan Fick, 4th, 17:10.11
Sage Viessman, 15th, 18:13.19
Leif Ingebretson, 23rd, 18:36.03
Carsen Tofteland, 24th, 18:37.05
Kaleb Hemme, 38th, 18:58.85
Dylan Ommen, 45th, 19:08.94               
Zach Terrio, 61st, 19:51.97
Camden Hoven, 62nd, 19:58.42
Eli McLendon, 93rd, 21:14.29
Riley Ripka, 118th, 23:22.33
Girls’ Junior High 3,200-meter results:
Grace Kempema, 2nd, 15:13.14
Reinha John, 3rd, 15:13.22
Emma Wieneke, 30th, 20:28.41
Boys’ Junior High 3,200-meter results:
Marcus Papik, 2nd, 12:55.27
Zander Fountain, 28th, 16:34.78

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