Lower times translate into higher finishes
H-M-S boys fifth, girls 10th at S-O meet
September 14, 2023
Faster times are translating into improved individual and team finishes for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country program.
That was evident at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational on Sept. 5, where the Hawk boys finished fifth out of 15 teams, placing ahead of some larger schools.
George Vargas ran a strong race to finish 11th overall. He ran the 5K course in 18:41.
Other competitors were Ryan Grotluschen, 35th, 20:41.79; Aiden Bush, 36th, 20:41.92; Damian Dodge, 59th, 21:55; Blaine Finster, 64th, 22:02; and Easton Teal, 90th, 24:47.
"Our Top 5 boys' average times are slowly going down. Tha...