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Ely boys dominate at Virginia Invite

Girls team finishes fifth

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 8/28/19

VIRGINIA— The Timberwolves thoroughly dominated the Virginia Invitational boys cross-country meet here on Wednesday, claiming five of the top ten finishes to literally run away with first place in …

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CROSS-COUNTRY

Ely boys dominate at Virginia Invite

Girls team finishes fifth

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VIRGINIA— The Timberwolves thoroughly dominated the Virginia Invitational boys cross-country meet here on Wednesday, claiming five of the top ten finishes to literally run away with first place in a field of nine teams.

Seniors Luke Olson and James Schwinghamer finished second and third respectively. Olson finished 16 seconds behind Virginia phenom, ninth-grader Cameron Stocke, with a time of 16:37.7, while Schwinghamer crossed the line at 17:03.7. Junior Emmett Faltesek finished in sixth, while classmate Jasper Johnston took eighth. Sophomore Gabriel Pointer finished tenth.

As a team, Ely finished with a score of 29, far ahead of Virginia’s second-place score of 93.

“The boys team did very well,” said Head Coach Jayne Dusich.

Meanwhile, the Ely girls runners took fifth place in a field of seven, with ninth-grader Zoe Devine finishing in seventh place overall, with a time of 21:28.5. Phoebe Helms (18th) and Sydney Durkin (19th) both finished in the top 20 with times of 23:12 and 23:16.5 respectively.

“Zoe had a good first race along with Phoebe,” said Dusich. “And Sydney had the best race for her so far.”

The Wolves runners will be back on the course on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational, starting at 3:30 p.m.

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