May 29, 2024

Buccaneer runners compete in inaugural Minnesota Junior High State Meet

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Sam Peterson
Grant County Herald

For the first time in the state of Minnesota, junior high cross country runners had a chance to compete at the state level at the first annual Minnesota Junior High State Meet in Wayzata Oct. 28. The competition was split between large schools and small schools and the Bucs had four girls running in the small schools 3,000-meter competition.

The four girls competing included seventh-grader Karissa Anderson, eighth-grader Raelyn Wiegman, eighth-grader Payton Kellen and seventh-grader Brooklyn Mahoney.

Anderson led the team, finishing in 29th with a time of 14:26.6. Wiegman was next for the Bucs in 51st by clocking in at 15:09.1. Payton Kellen came in 77th with a time of 16:32.2 and Mahoney ran a time of 21:02.9 to finish 91st.

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