ELY – The Timberwolves hosted the Ely Invite Tuesday at the Ely Golf Course and both teams narrowly missed winning their own meet. The girls team missed first place by two points to International …
ELY – The Timberwolves hosted the Ely Invite Tuesday at the Ely Golf Course and both teams narrowly missed winning their own meet. The girls team missed first place by two points to International Falls, with 64 points, and settled for second place with 66 points on a tie breaker with Mt. Iron/Buhl.
The boys team also missed first place by two points. They finished the day in third place with 69 points, right behind Virginia, 67 points, and Eveleth-Gilbert, 68 points.
“Both teams ran well and the top three teams were so close in points,” said Coach Jayne Dusich. “I’m happy with their races.”
Ely runner Luke Olson was missing from his usual place at the front of the pack and finished 66th for the day with a time of 26:54.0. “Luke took it easy running, as he will be running at Swain on Saturday,” Dusich said.
She also commended the parent sand volunteers who helped make Ely’s home meet a success.
Emmett Faltesek was the top Ely runner and finished fourth with a time of 17:11.8, followed by Jasper Johnston, 8th, 17:11.8; Gabriel Pointer, 13th, 18:27.7; Dylan Fenske, 18th, 18:54.8; Joey Bianco, 27th, 19:45.3; Harry Simons, 28th, 19:58.6; Nate Nettifee, 32nd, 20:10.0; Jon Hakala, 39th, 20:38.8; Raif Olson, 41st, 20:44.8; Bryce Fairchild, 42nd, 20:48.3; Henry Matthys, 65th, 26:53.4.
Zoe Devine paced the varsity girls team for Ely posting a time of 20:48.3 for fifth place. Other girls team finishers, with place and time included: Phoebe Helms, 9th, 21:40.3; Sydney Durkin, 10th, 21:52.1; Sarah Isbell, 21st, 23:16.5; Cora Olson, 23rd, 23:36.2; Laura Holmstrom, 24th, 23:40.2; Julia Schwinghamer, 25th, 23:44.4; Gracie Pointer, 31st, 24:27.1; Brynn Vollom, 34th, 24:44.2; Ana Bercher, 35th, 24:52.4; Amelia Pluth, 36th, 24:59.0; Juliet Stouffer, 48th, 26:38.5; Adrianna Bishop, 51st, 27:14.7; Abigail Thompson, 53rd, 27:50.6; Elsie Vollom, 58th, 30:45.9; Sophie Montana, 60th 31:07.4; and Isabelle Kelley, 61st, 32:16.1.
The Timberwolves travel to Duluth on Saturday for the Swain Invite, and to the International Falls Invite on Tuesday, Oct. 8.