MFL MarMac cross country team runs at Starmont, Central

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Ruby Koeller finished 43rd at the meet in Elkader. (Photos by Audrey Posten)

Will Koether finished the Sept. 17 race in 31st place, and had MFL MarMac’s second-best boys time

Bulldogs Kaylee Nuehring (left) and Cadence Weber ran together at the Central meet.

Koal Klenk (left) and Cody Moses participated in the cross country meet at the Elkader Golf and Country Club on Sept. 17.

By Audrey Posten, Times-Register

The MFL MarMac cross country team was busy last week, competing in meets hosted by Starmont and Central.

The girls finished 14th as a team at the large Starmont Invitational on Sept. 15, accruing 330 points. Sydney Moser was the Bulldogs’ top finisher, coming in 20th with a time of 22:20.95. Clare Grau wasn’t far behind, placing 22nd at 22:22.54. Kaylee Walch and Ayla Gerndt finished 98th and 99th, respectively, with times of 25:46.03 and 25:46.19. Rose Grau completed the course in 27:55.42, to place 126th, while Alexis Ross ran it in 28:01.09 and came in 129th. 

On the boys side, MFL MarMac had 490 points and placed 18th. The highest-finishing Bulldog was Caleb Nordheim, who came in 57th with a time of 19:54.31. Will Koether had a finish of 20:59.12 and placed 80th. Cody Moses was 137th at 25:15.81, while Koal Klenk was 139th at 25:19.85, Hunter Kugel was 144th at 28:12.02 and Reilly Franzen was 146th at 30:24.34.

MFL MarMac was back in action in Elkader on Sept. 17. There, the girls finished sixth as a team, with 150 points, trailing South Winn with 36, Charles City with 44, North Fayette Valley with 78, Kee with 83 and Central with 121. There were no team scores for Clayton Ridge, Dunkerton and Postville.

Clare Grau took the 16th position, finishing in 22:30. Walch and Gerndt again finished together, placing 24th and 25th with times of 24:21 and 24:23. Ross and Ruby Koeller came in 42nd and 43rd, respectively, at 26:57 and 27:39. Cadence Weber was 45th at 27:30. With a time of 27:39, Kaylee Nuehring placed 46th.

The Bulldog boys totaled 268 points and finished seventh. The top team was South Winn with 19 points, followed by North Fayette Valley with 37, Clayton Ridge with 78, Charles City with 101, Postville with 179 and Dunkerton with 238. Kee, East Buchanan and Central did not field full teams.

Nordheim was once again MFL MarMac’s top finisher, running the course in 19:51 to place 26th. Not far behind was Koether, who earned the 31st position at a time of 20:21. Colin Moses was 62nd at 22:49, while Cody Moses was 73rd at 24:14 and Klenk was 76th at 25:25. Placing 82nd and 83rd, respectively, with times of 29:58 and 29:59,were Kugel and Franzen. 

MFL MarMac’s schedule this week includes a meet at Waukon on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

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