The Montevideo boys cross country team treated its fans to a big win in the Montevideo Invitational held Tuesday at The Crossings.

The Montevideo boys cross country team treated its fans to a big win in the Montevideo Invitational held Tuesday at The Crossings.

After counting the placings of their first five runners, Montevideo and Marshall were tied with 50 points. If teams are deadlocked, the sixth runner on each team is counted as a tiebreaker. Mitch Moe, Montevideo’s sixth-place runner on Tuesday, finished 19th, while Marshall’s No. 6 runner placed 29th, giving Montevideo the meet championship. Can­by/Min­ne­ota/Lincoln HI was a close third, with 54 points.

Leading the way for the Thunder Hawks was Ryan Maroney, with a fourth-place individual finish. He was followed Zac Enevoldsen, in eighth place; Joe Varpness, 10th; Tristan Weber, 13th; and Jared Benjamin, 15th.

“Our boys were facing a tough task against Canby and Morris, and we shouldn’t have had a chance against Marshall, but we seem to be getting stronger as the season goes on. It was a big win for our team,” said Montevideo coach Jamie Harrington.

The Thunder Hawks were fourth out of seven complete teams in the varsity girls run.

Freshman Claire Sul­flow and senior Addie Reinert ran together most of the race, with Sulflow finishing  12th and Reinert 14th.
Rounding out the team scoring for Montevideo were Trisha Jakobs, in 20th; Jaden Wamstad, 25th; and Mollie Varpness, 26th.
Both Montevideo teams had good days in the Yellow Medicine East Invitational at River Run Golf Course in Granite Falls last Thursday.

The Montevideo boys won the meet with an impressive team score of 28 points.

Six Thunder Hawks finished in the top 10, led by Maroney, in third place.

The Montevideo girls were second, behind Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd.

Reinert led the T-Hawks with a fifth-place finish.

“We’re not too far off the top teams in the conference and section, but are trying to get everyone healthy for a strong stretch run,” said Harrington of the girls team.

Both Montevideo teams will get a good idea of what to expect in the Section 3A meet when they compete in the Adrian Invitational Tuesday.

YME Invitational
Boys Team Scoring
1.    Montevideo    28
2.    Yellow Medicine East    88
3.    LqP Valley/Dawson-Boyd    89
4.    BOLD    107
5.    Willmar Comm. Christian    124
6.    Springfield/CM/Comfrey    136
7.    MACCRAY/RCW    144
8.    Ortonville    193
Medalist: Ben Burgett, WCC, 16:19
Montevideo runners: (3) Ryan Mar­oney, 17:03; (4) Zac Ene­vold­sen, 17:21; (5) Joe Varpness, 17:24; (7) Tristan Weber, 17:40; (9) Kurt TeBeest, 17:57; (10) Jared Benjamin, 18:01  

Girls Team Scoring
1.    LqP Valley/Dawson-Boyd    22
2.    Montevideo    38
3.    Willmar Comm. Christian    104
4.    Yellow Medicine East    108
5.    Ortonville    124
6.    Springfield/CM/Comfrey    144
    BOLD, MACCRAY/RCW    inc.

Medalist: Alaysia Freetly, LqPCVDB, 15:32
Montevideo runners: (5) Addie Reinert, 16:25; (6) Trisha Jakobs, 16:55; (11) Mollie Varpness, 17:10; (13) Taylor Root, 17:36; (14) Jamilah Carson, 17:45

Montevideo Invitational
Boys Team Scoring
1.    Montevideo    50
2.    Marshall    50
3.    Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI    54
4.    Yellow Medicine East    123
5.    Morris/Chokio-Alberta    132
6.    BOLD/BL-Hector    139
7.    LqP Valley/Dawson-Boyd    143
8.    Ortonville    197
Medalist: Nick Stoks, CMLHI, 16:41.78

Montevideo runners: (4) Ryan Maroney, 17:50.10; (8) Zac Enevoldsen, 18:56; (10) Joe Varpness, 18:22.92; (13) Tristan Weber, 18:52.41; (15) Jared Benjamin, 18:54.68; (19) Mitch Moe, 19:18.10   

Girls Team Scoring
1.    Marshall    34
2.    Canby/Minneota/Lincoln HI    51
3.    LqP Valley/Dawson-Boyd    73
4.    Montevideo    97
5.    Morris/Chokio-Alberta    109
6.    Ortonville    176
7.    Yellow Medicine East    187
Medalist: Makenzie Smith, MCA, 15:30.01
Montevideo runners: (12) Claire Sulflow, 16:17.91; (14) Addie Reinert, 16:31.63; (20) Trisha Jakobs, 17:05.45; (25) Jaden Wamstad, 17:51.09; (26) Mollie Varpness, 17:53.50; (28) Taylor Root, 17:58.67; (31) Jamilah Carson, 18:26.42