MSA splits squad for pair of meetsDragons cross-country teams run at Mustang Invitational and at Roy Griak Invite.
The Math and Science Academy girls and boys cross-country teams counted themselves among the competitors in the Maroon Division at the 25th-annual Roy Griak Invitational, held at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus and also at the Mustang Invitational in Chippewa Falls, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Greta Siekmeier took second on the four-kilometer course at the Mustang Invite in a time of 16 minutes flat, while Elise Lohmann placed fourth in 16:35.
Back in Minnesota, Jacob Siekmeier ran the 5K course in 17:43 to take 28th overall, with Aren Siekmeier coming in 89th in 18:18 and Kyle Osborne taking 100th in 18:22.
As a team, the Dragons boys claimed 17th out of 55 squads with 540 points.
The MSA girls placed 40th out of 47 with 994 points, with Emily Schroeder claiming 71st-place with a run of 21:46.
"Griak is known for a challenging course,” Dragons head coach Daniel Scheff said. “Both our boys and girls raced really smart and executed the game plan really well and as a result of it, we were able to not only have our best finished ever, but it really increase our confidence in our racing abilities that can help propel us to our next level as the season progresses.”
The Dragons next competition is not until Thursday, Oct. 7, when Scheff’s clubs both run in the Blaine Invitational at Majestic Oaks Golf Course.