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Montevideo American-News
  • Montevideo boys get 3-peat, girls 2nd in conference meet

  • The Montevideo boys won their third straight West Central Conference cross country championship and the Thunder Hawks girls finished second at River Run Golf Course in Granite Falls last Wednesday.
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  • The Montevideo boys won their third straight West Central Conference cross country championship and the Thunder Hawks girls finished second at River Run Golf Course in Granite Falls last Wednesday.
    Montevideo had both individual champions, with  sophomore Claire Sulflow winning the girls championship and freshman Kurt TeBeest taking the boys title.
    Sulflow led much of the race, while TeBeest used a strong finishing kick to pass Jacob Carroll of Yellow Medicine East.
    “I thought I had a chance to win but I also knew that Jacob Carroll had a good chance as well,” said TeBeest, who beat Carroll for the first time in the meet at Adrian on Oct. 8. “ I followed my plan to keep the leaders in reach and planned to finish strong. I passed Jacob with 200 meters to go.”
    “I knew there was a possibility of winning, but definitely not a guarantee, because of some really good runners that would be there,” said Sulflow.
    “When I talked with my coaches, we agreed I should stick behind Prom­ise Butler from Paynes­ville, who we felt may take the race and to pass her if I could, when I was feelin’ it.  But to my surprise, midway through the race, Bethany Rosemeier (of Ben­son/KMS) took the lead, with Promise behind me.”
    Three other Montevideo boys earned all-conference honors by finishing in the top 11. Zac Enevoldsen was fourth, Joe Varpness fifth and Tristan Weber eighth. Just missing all-conference honors were Njaal Gustafsen, Jamilah Carson, Mollie Varpness and Taylor Root,
    The Thunder Hawks will travel to Adrian today (Thursday) for the Section 3A meet. The girls race starts at 4 p.m.
    Montevideo coach Jamie Harrington looks for the boys team championship to be a three-way battle between Canby-Minne­ota/Lincoln HI, Redwood Valley and Montevideo.
    “We feel like the boys have an excellent shot,” said Harrington. “We’re pretty excited.”
    Harrington said the Thunder Hawks girls will be looking for a top five showing. Canby-Minne­ota/Lincoln HI, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Luverne and Red­wood Valley all have strong teams.
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