The Montevideo cross country teams ran on some unfamiliar turf the past week, competing in meets at Brookings, S.D., on Thursday and in the Milaca Invitational on Saturday.


The Montevideo cross country teams ran on some unfamiliar turf the past week, competing in meets at Brookings, S.D., on Thursday and in the Milaca Invitational on Saturday.

The Montevideo boys were fifth in the Brookings meet, which included several large South Dakota schools, while the Thunder Hawks girls were sixth.

Leading the way for the Montevideo boys was Joe Varpness, who was 19th; Zach Enevoldsen, 20th; Darin Stevens, 22nd; and Chase Testa, 27th.

MaKena Hofer led the Montevideo girls, finishing 16th. Jamilah Carson was 18th, Anna Carruth 25th, and Trisha Jakobs 34th.

The Montevideo girls were ninth in the huge 31-team Milaca Invitational that featured teams in four divisions. The Thunder Hawks finished 12th out of 30 teams in the boys meet in their division.

Hofer was 39th, Carson 40th, Carruth 51st, and Addie Reinert 55th.

Varpness paced the Montevideo boys with a 44th-place finish, followed by Enevoldsen, 57th; Testa, 64th; and Ryan Maroney, 74th.

“We saw some serious talent, but our kids did fine,” said Montevideo coach Jamie Harrington.

The Thunder Hawks will compete in the Yellow Medicine East Invitational at River Run Golf Course in Granite Falls today, starting at 5 p.m.

The T-Hawks will host their annual Invitational on Tuesday at The Crossings, hosting BOLD, Can­by/Minneota-Lincoln HI, Lac qui Parle Val­ley/Dawson-Boyd, Lake­view, MAC­CRAY/Ren­ville County West, Marshall, Morris/Chokio-Alberta, Ortonville and Yellow Medicine East.

The meet will begin at 5 p.m. with the seventh- and eighth-grade girls race. The varsity girls race is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity boys race.