The boys and girls cross country teams have kicked the year off with their participation at the Fairmont Early Bird Invitatoinal last Friday. The teams could not have asked for a better day weather wise on the Fairmont High School campus. The boys finished second out of 9 teams and the girls tied for 4th out of 6 teams.

For the boys team, ninenth grader, Troy Parulski had the fastesttime for the Saints, at 14:47. For the girls, junior, MacKinzee Miest, ran the fastest time for St. James with a 16:36.9.

“The team ran well for a first meet, which many of the runners improving over their times from the previous year at this meet,” said coach Brad Stark.

The team also had a meet at home at Voss Park in Butterfield on Tuesday. The next competition the team will partake in is a meet Montgomery, MN on the 8th of September.