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Trial run at Dunseith

By Staff | Sep 6, 2019

In what Rugby High cross country coach Bill Jansen called a “very small meet,” the Panthers again took top spots among finishers in both varsity boys’ and varsity girls’ 5000-meter events at Dunseith Tuesday.

In an email to the Tribune, Jansen described the meet at Garden Gate Golf Course as a “great training day, because the golf course in Dunseith is hilly. We go to Cooperstown (today), and that is the site of the region meet. We should see a lot of the east region teams in Cooperstown, so we should start getting a better picture of how we stack up.”

The Lady Panthers dominated their 5000-meter event, taking first place in team points with a total of 15.

Quinn Neppl came in first with a time of 21 minutes, 22 seconds, while Keely Arnston took the second spot with a time of 21:59. Amelia Shepard took third place with 22:49, while Ellie Duchscherer’s 23:09 time earned fourth place. Mikaylee Livedalen took fifth place with 24:06, and Megan Schmaltz took sixth place with 24:33. Rylie Suchor finished seventh with 24:34. Kinsey Arnston’s eighth place time was 25:00. Other girls’ varsity finish places and times were: Kristina Brossart, 10th, 25:28; Mya Geisinger, 12th, 26:06 and Anna Clements, 13th place, 26:33.

The Panther varsity boys also took most of the top finish spots and took first place with 25 team points for their 5000-meter event.

Kadin Neppl took first place for the Panthers with a time of 18:33. In second place was Austin Dibble, with a time of 18:42. Dawson Schepp took third place in the event with a time of 19:20, while Riley Odden’s time of 22:01 earned him fifth place. Robert Dibble finished eighth with a time of 22:03; Aden Jensen finished in eighth place in 24:14, and Trenton Sanford finished in 9th place with a time of 27:52.

Junior Varsity teams took the top spots in team points for their 3000-meter divisions, with girls scoring 25 points and boys scoring 20.

Girls’ 3000-meter results were: Haley Mayer, second place, 14:19; Ashlyn Dibble, third place, 14:29; Rylah Hager, fifth place, 15:22; Sophie Oppen, sixth place, 16:11; Braelynn Oppen, ninth place, 20:07; Mattison Jacobson, 10th place, 20:11.

Boys’ 3000-meter results were: Connor Klein, first place, 14:08; Maddex Kirchofner, second place, 14:13; Ethan Sveet, fourth place, 15:23.

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