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Cross Country wraps up season in style

By Staff | Oct 28, 2016

(Submitted photo) RHS Cross Country all-state team members (left to right) Kristina Brossart, Riley Zachmeier, Dawson Schepp and Brett O'Connell pose for a photo after the State Class B meet last week in Jamestown.

After a powerful showing at the East Region meet, the Panther Cross Country teams had lofty goals at the State Meet this past weekend in Jamestown. There was no let down as the Rugby Boys placed 2nd overall and the Rugby Girls 3rd.

Individually, the boys had three All-Staters and the girls had one (Top 20 finishers in each race are All-State). Kristina Brossart (19th) was the lone rep for the girls, while it was Brett O’Connell (8th), Riley Zachmeier (12th) and Dawson Schepp (9) for the boys.

“Overall, we had an awesome day,” stated Coach Bill Jansen, “both races were competitive and the boys took second in back to back years, while the girls went from 11th last year to third this year, I was pleased.”

It truly was a great fall for the Rugby Cross Country teams, the girls will expect everyone back next season and the boys have three seniors from this years team. Below are the results from the State Meet.


Kristina Brossart – 19th Place – 20:12 – ALL-STATE Tristin Lunde – 27th Place – 20:46 Ellie Duchscherer – 30th – 20:59 Quinn Neppl – 33rd Place – 21:01 Taylor Nelson – 44th Place 21:19 Karsyn Hager – 46th Place – 21:22 Andrea Arnold – 73rd – 22:21 Rylie Suchor – 74th Place – 22:22 Anna Clements – 78th Place – 22:28 Keely Arnston – 135th Place – 24:40


Brett O’Connell – 8th Place – 16:58 – ALL-STATE Riley Zachmeier – 12th Place – 17:10 – ALL-STATE Dawson Schepp – 18th Place – 17:21 – ALL-STATE Kadin Neppl – 21st Place – 17:28 John Mueller – 26th Place – 17:49 Gabe Clements – 34th Place – 18:07 Cole Wentz – 65th Place – 18:42 Jacob Blessum – 72nd Place – 18:54 Warren Walker – 88th Place – 19:19 Jacob Arnold 109th – 19:37

Hauser is the sports director for AM 1450 KZZJ radio.

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