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Schumacher wins Tomahawk cross country crown again

October 17, 2012
The Journal

WINTHROP - The Minnesota Valley Lutheran girls cross country team placed four runners on the Tomahawk Conference All-Conference team at the conference meet on Tuesday.

The Chargers also placed first at the meet with 21 points.

Sleepy Eye St. Mary's/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral's Kari Schumacher won in 16:44 and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop's Larissa Halstead was third in 17:18. It was the third straight year that Schumacher claimed the conference title. GFW's Ruthie Rider finished sixth in 17:43.

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Sleepy Eye St.?Mary’s/Sleepy Eye/New Ulm Cathedral’s Kari Schumacher won her third consecutive Tomahawk Conference girls’ cross country meet Tuesday in Winthrop.

Leading the way for the MVL girls was Talia Otto, who was second in 16:50. Alexa Dierson (fifth, 17:26), Cheyenne Bjorklund (sixth, 17:31), Brianna Holtmeier (seventh, 18:13) and Maria Muske (eighth, 18:30) led the way for the Chargers.

Otto, Dierson, Bjorklund and Holtmeier were named all-conference along with Schumacher, Halstead and Rider. GFW was second as a team with 34 points.

On the boys side, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop's Tyler Dummer won in 17:41 and teammate Brandon Albrecht was second in 17:58. MVL's Peter Finken finished third in 18:08, Springfield/Cedar Mountain's Isaac Kirchstein was fourth in 18:19 and SM/SE/NUC's Stephen Joyce was fifth in 18:24. SM/SE/NUC's Nick DeMaris was sixth in 18:29 and GFW's Tyler Sassenberg was seventh in 18:31. The top seven finishers were named all-conference.

GFW won the boys meet with 26 points and S/CM was second with 43 points. SM/SE/NUC was third with 51 points.



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