MSA cross country: Siekmeier’s new school record paces Dragons at Lakeville InvitationalJunior distance runner Jacob Siekmeier broke the Math and Science Academy school record in the 5K for a third-straight week.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
Junior distance runner Jacob Siekmeier broke the Math and Science Academy school record in the 5K for a third-straight week last week, running a 16:10.7 at the Lakeville Applejack Invitational on Friday, Sept. 16, leading the way for the Dragons.
MSA finished 13th out of 14 teams in the boys race, topping Farmington, with 326 place points. Rosemount won the race with 43 points. The MSA girls were 15th overall out of 17 teams – beating Bloomington Jefferson and Rogers – with 406 points. Lakeville South won the race with 62 points.
In the boys race, Siekmeier’s finish earned him eighth place overall. MSA senior Brady Hannula was the second Dragons runner to cross the finish line, taking 66th place with a time of 17:59.6, followed by sophomore Shawn Ramberg, who took 68th place with a time of 18:01.7. Freshman Noah Stout earned 88th place and senior Sam Daniewicz earned 96th place to round out MSA’s top six. Bloomington Jefferson senior Jan Ketterson won the boys race with a time of 15:36.5.
MSA freshman Greta Siekmeier had the best time for the Dragons in the girls race, running a 15:56.4 to take 50th place overall. Freshmen Elise Lohmann and Katie Baumann were the next MSA runners to cross the finish line, with times of 16:11.3 and 16:57.8, earning 64th and 90th places, respectively, while seventh grader Ellie Haland and freshman Julia Ing took 98th and 104th, respectively, to round out the Dragons’ top six runners. Shakopee standout Maria Hauger won the race with a time of 13:35.1.