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The cross country teams had a successful season, adding many younger athletes and seeing strong improvement throughout the season
Randi Hanson, Sports center writer
The Bombers’ first Cross Country Meet was September 1st in Stewartville. It was a hot sunny day, but that didn’t stop the junior high and girl varsity runners from setting personal records for their season ahead. Wyatt Nelson, an 8th grader, finished 21st place in his 1600-meter race. Due to the weather and a number of the heat-stroked varsity girls, the boy’s varsity race was stopped a few minutes...
Tri-City United Invite
On September 8th the Bomber Cross Country team competed at the Montgomery Golf Course. The varsity boys were excited about their first race of the season and all the runners finished impressively on the hilly course. Sam Wagenknecht came in 1st for the boys’ varsity team. Results packet – https://mn.milesplit.com/meets/497331-tri-city-united-gerry-smith-invitational-2022/teams#.Y04osnbMKUk
On September 15th the Bombers raced in Prescott a course that is more challenging than the last because of its numerous steep hills. Wyatt Nelson finished 1st in the boy’s Middle School race and Avery Novak finished 7th in the girl’s middle school. This was Gavin Johnson’s first race of the season and he finished 10th in the boy’s varsity race. Overall the Bomber Cross Country Team did great...
Pine Island Invite
On September 22 the bombers raced at the Pine Island Golf Course. Gavin Johnson ran his best time and finished 9th place in the Boy’s Varsity race. Ivy Smith, a 9th grader, also ran her best time. 8th grader Wyatt Nelson placed 2nd in the Boy’s Junior High race and 7th grader Avery Novak finished 3rd in the Girl’s Junior High race. The full results of the meet are available at Wayzata results.
On September 29th the Bomber Cross Country team ran at the Zumbrota Golf Course for the 5th meet of their season. Gavin Johnson led the Boy’s team by placing 5th in the Varsity race. 10th graders Samuel Wagenknecht and Isaac Anderson both ran their personal best times. 8th grader Wyatt nelson finished 5th in the Boy’s Junior High and 7th grader Avery Novak placed 2nd. The full results of the meet...
On October 4th the Bombers competed at the Chatfield Golf Course, a course hilly and challenging enough to be nicknamed “Death Valley”. Grace Ohmann ran her fastest 2-mile race in the Girl’s Junior High race and Gavin Johnson finished 6th in the Boy’s Varsity race. The Boy’s Varsity team finished in 8th place. The full results are available at Wayzata results.
On October 10th the Bombers Cross Country team raced in Kasson-Mantorville. Gavin Johnson placed 4th and Samuel Wagenknecht placed 15 in the Boy’s Varsity race and Avery Novak finished 11th in the Girl’s Varsity race. This was the end of the regular Bomber Cross Country season. Full results of the meet are available at Wayzata Results.
On October 18th the Bomber Cross Country Team ran in Goodhue for their Conference Championship Meet. Gavin Johnson finished All-Conference in 9th place with his best time of 17:42. Samuel Wagenknecht and Brighton Lochner also ran their best times. The full results of the meet are available at Wayzata Results. Next, the Bombers will run in Albert Lea for their Section Meet on October 27th. Sophomore...
On October 27 the Bomber Cross Country Team raced at Albert Lea for their Section Championship Meet. No team member advanced to State, but Ivy Smith placed 12th on JV and ran her quickest race. The Boys finished the Varsity race as follows: Samuel Wagenknecht (19:53), Isaac Anderson (19:54), Leo Hernandez-Lopez (21:10), Brighton Lochner (21:21), Wyatt Moeser (23:31), Mick Swanson (23:58), and Daniel...