The Saints harriers competed in a couple of meets last week. The cross country runners started off with running in the Worthington Turkey Trot.
The girls varsity: race had runners from ten teams competing.
Ashley Lahti was the top finisher for St. James with a time of (16:49) which was good for 14th place.
MacKinzee Miest ran a time of (17:21) which resulted in a 22nd place finish.
Sadie Goossen came in next for the Saints with a time of (19:13) and was a 57th place finish.
Ashley Cuellar was right behind Sadie with a time of (19:16) and that was good for 58th place,
Lindsey Kulseth came in with a time of (19:20) which was a finish in 61st place.
Boys from 11 teams ran in the event. Senior Tyler Witcraft was the top finisher for St. James with a time of (18:53) and that resulted in a 16th finish.
Lukas Pierson was next for the Saints with a time of (19:17) and that produced a 21st place finish.
Eber Vazquez-Vite was next in (19:47) and finished in 36th place.
Mario Garcia ran a time of (19:55) for a 41st place finish.
Thor Henderson ‘trotted’ home in a time of (20:15) for 49th place.
Jr High Boys results for St. James:
Ricardo Vite (6:05) 13th
Parker Henderson (6:25) 30th
Leonardo Tellez (6:33) 38th
Jr High Girls results for St. James:
Guadalupe Moriel (7:03) 22nd
Chantel Henderson (8:20) 65th
Head Coach Brad Stark said, “The team continued to show improvement as they were in a quality meet called the Worthington Turkey Trot.
“Sadie Goossen represented the team well in her first varsity action of the year. Her competitive nature helped her to calm her nerves and post her best 4K time ever. Ashley Cuellar and Sadie formed a nice running combo epitomizing teamwork.”
Coach Stark had some comments regarding the Windom Eagle Invitational which was run earlier this week, “Perfect weather and a flat course worked together to provide many of the athletes with personal bests in their races.
“Among those achieving career PR's included Tyler Witcraft, Thor Henderson, Ty Nelson, Lukas Pierson, Aaron Askeland, Zachary Piper, MacKinzee Miest, Michelle Montelongo, and Sadie Goossen.”
The Saints host their only meet of the season on Tuesday. The Saints are scheduled to be running against nine other teams.
Action is set to begin at the St. James Golf Course at 4:30 pm.