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MSA cross country: Dragons boys, girls take second in Cambridge invite

The Math and Science Academy boys and girls cross country teams each placed second at the eight-team Cambridge-Isanti Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Grandy Nine Golf Course.

The Dragons' Jacob Siekmeier was the boys individual champion and Greta Siekmeier and Elise Lohmann finished second and third, respectively in the girls race to lead MSA.

Jacob Siekmeier, a junior, ran a time of 16:50 to win the 5K race as the Dragons boys totaled 84 points. MSA senior Brady Hannula was the second Dragons runner to cross the finish line, with a time of 18:17.2, to take ninth place and was followed closely by sophomore Shawn Ramberg, who took 10th place with a time of 18:17.9. MSA freshman Noah Stout took 30th place, with a time of 19:27, and senior Sam Daniewicz took 34th place, with a time of 19:43.9, to round out the Dragons' scoring five runners.

Additionally, junior Han Yong Wurnow took 35th and freshman Kiran Mekala took 39th place.

Coon Rapids won the boys race with 35 points.

In the girls race, five freshmen runners placed in the top 29 for the Dragons, which scored 70 place points.

Greta Siekmeier led the way with a time of 16:15.1 to take second overall, followed closely by Lohmann, who took third place with a time of 16:31.3 in the 4K race. Also, MSA freshman Katie Baumann took 12th place, with a time of 17:29.6, freshman Ines Siepmann placed 24th with a time of 17:59.6, and Julia Ing earned 29th place with a time of 18:22.5. Additionally, junior Maddie Gleekel took 47th place and junior Maddie Ames took 51st place for MSA.

Big Lake won the meet with 48 place points. Big Lake junior Noelle Olson won the race with a time of 15:46.2.

Math and Science Academy's next meet is the Section 4A Championships at Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood on Thursday, Oct. 27.