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Middle-schoolers improve times

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Sep 22, 2017

Fairfield Middle School’s cross-country team had a good showing at a couple recent meets. The Trojans ran a 2-mile race at Fort Madison on Sept. 14, then followed that with another 2-miler Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant.

 

Fort Madison Sept. 14

Boys

Eighth-grader Dylan Hunter turned in the best time for the boys, a 13:54, good for sixth place. Other Trojan boys were: Kaidyn Mickels, 25th, 15:08; Carter Thompson, 44th, 15:52; Austin Lisk, 50th, 16:05; River Patterson, 51st, 16:08; Ethan McReynolds, 67th, 17:09; Brendon Marcellus, 70th, 17:14. All finishers were eighth-graders except Lisk, a seventh-grader.

 

Girls

Eighth-grader Delaney Breen led the Trojan girls with a 10th-place finish and time of 16:45. Gerda Fisk, the other eighth-grader, came in 66th with a time of 21:46.

All other finishers were seventh-graders, and they were: Belle Meador, 18th, 17:22; Paige Craun, 33rd, 18:34; Tisha Brinkschroeder, 48th, 19:49; and Mackenzie Kraemer, 50th, 19:55.

One hundred and thirty-five boys ran in the race. The girls had 83 participants.

“All the kids ran great!” said Trojan coach Nancy Diers. “The eighth-graders all improved their time on the course since last year.”

 

Mt. Pleasant Sept. 19

Boys

At the Mt. Pleasant race, there were more girls than boys, 92 to 62. Dylan Hunter was having another nice run, in seventh place looking to take over sixth, when he went down with a knee injury.

Kaidyn Mickels was the top Trojan boy with a time of 13:36, good for 14th. Other finishers were: Tim Miao, 26th, 14:48; Austin Lisk, 30th, 15:01; River Patterson, 45th, 16:30; Ethan McReynolds, 46th, 17:04; Ben Meador, 54th, 18:34; and Garrett Flanagan, 55th, 18:51.

Lisk, Meador and Flanagan are seventh-graders, and the rest are eighth-graders.

 

Girls

Delaney Breen led the girls with a time of 15:14 in 18th place. Belle Meador was in 26th with a 15:48. Other finishers were: Tisha Brinkschroeder, 41st, 17:13; Mackenzie Kraemer, 44th, 17:16; Paige Craun, 47th, 17:48; Gerda Fiske, 51st, 18:05. Breen and Fiske are eighth-graders and the rest are seventh-graders.

“All runners did a superb job of competing in the hot weather and running the course,” Diers said.

The team’s next race is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Washington.

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