Tigers run into home stretch
Published 11:31 pm Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Albert Lea girls’ and boys’ cross country teams placed fifth and 10th, respectively, Thursday at the Ev Berg Invitational in Owatonna.
Chrissy Monson won the girls’ race, followed by Haley Harms (14th) and Rachel Kenis (34th).
Issac Staat finished first for the boys’ team in 41st overall, followed by Luc Malimanek (48th) and Blair Bonnerup (47th).
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“These are all positive signs for both teams as
we head into the biggest three weeks of the season,” Tigers coach Jim Haney said. “Runners are becoming racers, and they are believing that the goals they have set for themselves as well as the team can come true.”
Haney said all the boys finished within 30 seconds of each other.
“They have come so far, and it’s a true pleasure to watch how they compete,” Haney said.
Albert Lea girls’ race
1. Chrissy Monson
14. Haley Harms
37. Rachel Kenis
46. Emma Behling
47. Morgan Haney
Albert Lea boys’ race
41. Issac Staat
47. Blair Bonnerup
48. Luc Malimanek
51. Brandon Bonnerup
62. Jay Skaar