MSA cross country: Siekmeier wins conference championship for DragonsThe Math and Science Academy boys and girls cross country teams each finished in second place in the Minnesota Charter School Conference - Minnesota Christian Athletic Association Championship meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Math and Science Academy boys and girls cross country teams each finished in second place in the Minnesota Charter School Conference - Minnesota Christian Athletic Association Championship meet on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal.
On the boys side, junior Jacob Siekmeier won the individual conference championship as the MSA boys finished runner up to Trinity with 49 place-points and a total time of 1:32:21. Trinity had 34 points and a time of 1:30:34.
The Dragons girls earned second place with 53 points and a time of 1:25:53. With 19 place points and a time of 1:20:52, Trinity took first.
After Siekmeier, who won the race by nearly a minute with a time of 16:38.22, MSA senior Brady Hannula had the Dragons’ second-best finish, earning fifth place overall with a time of 18:10.92. Following him across the finish line was sophomore Shawn Ramberg, who was eighth with a time of 18:23.80. MSA senior Sam Daniewicz, junior Han Yong Wunrow and sophomore Keith Nixon finished 18th, 19th and 20th, with times of 19:33.30, 19:34.80 and 19:39.55, respectively, and freshman Noah Stout took 24th with a 19:46.95 time to round out the Dragons’ top seven. Siekmeier, Hannula and Ramberg each earned All-Conference honors. Daniewicz, Wunrow, Nixon and Stout were All-Conference honorable mention.
A third-place finish by MSA freshman Greta Siekmeier led the way for the Dragons girls. Her time of 15:50.33 was just back of race winner Mary Ennis of Trinity, who had a time of 15:40.11.
Following Greta Siekmeier across the line was freshman Elise Lohmann, whose time of 16:27.34 was good for sixth place overall and freshman Katie Baumann, whose time of 17:10.72 garnered ninth place. After them, freshman Ines Siepmann and seventh-grader Ellie Haland took 21st and 22nd, respectively, with times of 18:11.92 and 18:12.61, and junior Ellie Mockenhuaupt and freshman Julia Ing took 29th and 30th, respectively, with times of 19:01.28 and 19:03.86.
Greta Siekmeier, Lohmann and Baumann each were All-Conference. Siepmann and Haland were All-Conference honorable mention. The top 14 runners in the varsity boys and girls race were each awarded All-Conference plaques. Positions 14-28 in the varsity races are All-Conference honorable mention. Trophies went to the top two boys and girls teams.