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Cross Country: Boys Take First at Carrington

By Staff | Sep 4, 2015

Jaydin Risovi sprints towards finish to take 11th at Minot meet.

On the boys’ side of things, the Rugby High School Cross Country team had a dominant meet at Cross Roads Golf Course in Carrington on Tuesday.

As a team, the Rugby boys took first with 60 points, a 26-point lead over second place Hillsboro/Central Valley.

Leading the way for the boys was senior Jaydin Risovi, who finished third out of 69 runners with an 18:20 time. Teammate and junior John Mueller wasn’t too far behind, taking fifth with an 18:57 time. Kyler Odden was the only Rugby runner who did not finish, due to a knee injury.

On the girls’ side of things, sophomore Tristin Lunde’s sixth place (16:40) finish help propel the team to a 30-point lead over their host and a fourth place finish (126). Hillsboro/Central Valley took first for the girls.

Both teams also competed at a meet last week in Minot. The girls took sixth with 208, and the boys took fifth with 189. Both Lunde and Risovi were leaders for their respective squads, taking 16th and 11 place, respectively.

Girls Cross Country team right before the start of the race in Minot. Pictures by JT Pelt/PCT

When speaking with Lunde about her performance she said, “The weather got to me a bit, but I am looking forward to working on getting better each meet.”

Risovi said, ” It was hot out here. I tried to give it my all and sprint towards the end to take 10th place but fell a little short” He continued, “I just want to keep working hard and get better for the team.”

The teams competed in Dunseith on Friday. Their next two meets will be in Grafton at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, and at noon in Grand Forks on Saturday, Sept. 12.

– Tribune Staff Report

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