PROCTOR – The Ely boys cross country team finished in third place and the girls team took sixth place Tuesday in the final regular season meet of the year. The team’s top boys runner, Luke Olson, …
PROCTOR – The Ely boys cross country team finished in third place and the girls team took sixth place Tuesday in the final regular season meet of the year. The team’s top boys runner, Luke Olson, posted a time of 16:30 for third place. Zoe Devine came in 16th with a time of 20:50.3, to pace the girls team.
“The boys team did great coming in third to Cloquet AA and Staples-Motley who is not in our Section,” she said. “Luke had his best time this year along with Ethan, Harry, and Joey. The others were close to their best, despite a muddy rainy course, like all season.”
Ely boys runners, with place and time, included: Emmett Faltesek, 16th, 17:40.5; Jasper Johnson, 18th, 17:41.7; Gabriel Pointer, 35th, 18:17.3; Ethan Bremmer, 62nd, 18:51.4; Dylan Fenske, 71st, 19:07.5; Harry Simons, 92nd, 19:33.7; Joey Bianco, 97th, 19:40.6; Raif Olson, 113th, 20:12.7; Nate Nettifee, 124th, 20:21.0; Jon Hakala, 140th, 20:37.1; Leo Stalmer, 143rd, 20:39.8; Bryce Fairchild, 216th, 22:11.3; and Henry Matthys, 304th, 29:00.9.
Ely girls runners, with place and time, included: Phoebe Helms, 28th, 21:423.5; Sydney Durkin, 37th, 22:02.8; Cora Olson, 53rd, 22:30.7; Sarah Isbell, 59th, 22:36.5; Brynn Vollum, 74th, 23:08.3; Laura Holmstrom, 84th, 23:30.7; Gracie Pointer, 96th, 24:11.0; Julia Schwinghamer, 104th, 24:17.5; Ana Bercher, 116th, 24:42.2; Juliet Stouffer, 126th, 25:00.1; Amelia Pluth, 131st, 25:09.1; Adrianna Bishop, 170th, 27:33.2; Elsie Vollom, 177th, 27:48.3; Isabelle Kelley, 208th, 31:34.5; and Sophia Montana, 209th, 31:38.5.
“Zoe and Phoebe were two seconds off their best times, with Cora one minute faster and Sarah 30 seconds faster,” Dusich said. “Brynn had her best race, 1:30 minutes faster.”
The Section 7A meet is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24, at Cloquet. “It’s tough trying to figure out who will run in Sections this year for both teams,” Dusich said. “I can list nine runners but only seven can run. The other two are alternates. The boys team has a chance probably for second place to Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin if they all have super races.”