October 29, 2015 at 2:01 p.m.
The Wildcats’ had the top boys finisher on the day with Eli Olson earning All-Conference honors by coming in 11th place with a time of 17:45. He has paced the ‘Cats all year and it was no different when it came time to lead Chisago Lakes to a sixth place finish at the event.
Scott Ramberg won his second straight All-Mississippi 8 award, finishing in 15th place with a time of 17:49. The senior closes his regular season career on a high note but is hoping for success at sections and potentially state.
Chisago Lakes’ Nick Lindsey and Hunter Worden each won their first career awards, with both of them earning All-M8C Honorable Mention. Lindsey, a sophomore, came in 25th place in a time of 18:32 and Worden, a senior, finished 27th in 18:35.
The Vikings’ Aiden Bear and Noah Pick barely missed out on All-M8C Honorable Mention, coming in 32nd and 33rd when the top 30 earn a conference award.
The Wildcats’ sixth place finish came with 159 points. North Branch was right behind with 160 points. It was the third meet in-a-row the two teams have been separated by just one point.
St. Michael-Albertville won the meet with 48 points, finishing just ahead of Buffalo runners who compiled 54 points.
In the girls’ 5K, Rhianna Rinke was the top area runner. She came in fifth place in the meet, behind two STMA runners and a Buffalo and Monticello runner. The junior came through the finish line in 19:46, earning the top area spot, boys or girls.
Jillian Yerges earned All-Conference for North Branch, coming in 11th place with a time of 20:28. The award was the first one for the junior.
Rebekah Olinger was the top Chisago Lakes’ finisher. She came in 23rd place to grab an All-Conference Honorable Mention award.
Both Ellie Zemlin and Madi Douglas of Chisago Lakes were just off the pace, finishing in 32nd and 33rd. Gail Nelson of North Branch was also in the hunt, coming in 34th.
The Vikings, on the strength of Yerges and Rinke’s All-Conference finishes, came in fifth place with a total of 153.
Chisago Lakes wasn’t far behind, coming in sixth place with a total of 170. St. Michael-Albertville won the meet with 41 points, narrowly edging Monticello, which scored 47 points.
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