VHS cross country comes on strong at Yankton

Against competition as tough as they will face all season, four Vermillion varsity cross-country runners placed among the top 30 in their divisions at the Yankton Invitational last week.

"In general we looked very good in Yankton," said Coach Kelly Fischbach.

Sophie Nehlich-Arobba, who was 13th in the varsity girls race in 16:39, looked "especially good, going out and running with the top runners from Yankton for much of the race," Fischbach said. Morgan Hower was 25th in 18:08.

In the boys' race Alex Card and Robert Osterberg "ran controlled races and continue to improve each week," according to their coach. "Many of the kids had times that were much better than the previous week in Vermillion."

Card placed 23rd in 19:16 and Osterberg 26th in 19:42.

Other VHS results at Yankton:
Varsity boys:  Bennett Johnson 31st, 20:06; Nathan Ford 32nd, 20:10; Tyler Bruce 34th, 20:42; Carson Sullivan 36th, 21:03; Cody Merrigan 37th, 21:07; Jason Rasmussen 38th, 21:09.
JV boys:  Seth Miller 15th, 15:59; Matt Hirsch 21st, 16:15; Micah Rarick 24th; Ryun Fischbach 33rd; Colin Olson 34th; Derek Iverson 39th; Dylan Scheidel 41st.
JV girls:  Jade Fostvedt 7th, 19:36; Jana Bye 8th, 19:42; Jackie Hulse 9th, 20:35; Jonna Lynch 10th, 21:13; Cassie Donahoe 11th, 21:22.
Middle school boys:  Philip Erikson 12th, Lucas Iverson 16th, Kevin Helenurm 23rd, Joe Swanson 28th.
Middle school girls:  Ashley Sorensen 17th, Britney Sweeney 20th, Caitlin Britten 22nd.

Vermillion Invitational
Varsity boys:  Alex Card 9th, 19:44; Robert Osterberg 12th, 20:19; Nathan Ford 13th, 20:30; Seth Miller 16th, 20:43; Jason Rasmussen 18th; Cody Merrigan 20th; Micah Rarick 21st; Ryun Fischbach 22nd.
Varsity girls:  Morgan Hower 13th, 18:11; Jade Fostvedt 19th, 20:14; Jonna Lynch 21st, 21:13.
JV boys:  Matt Hirsch 1st, Tyler Bruce 3rd, Philip Erikson 8th, Colin Olson 9th, Kevin Helenurm 11th, Lucas Iverson 15th, Derek Iverson 16th, Joe Swanson 18th, Mateo Piper 21st, Dylan Scheidel 24th.
JV girls:  Jackie Hulse 6th, Cassie Donahoe 9th, Britney Sweeney 11th, Ashley Sorensen 13th, Caitlin Britten 15th.

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