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Hurley girls, Ironwood boys place second at first Indianhead meet


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Hurley's Tori Anderson runs on her way to a fourth-place finish at Thursday's Indianhead Conference meet at Northern Pines Golf Course in Iron River, Wis.

IRON RIVER, Wis. - The storms stayed away as the Hurley girls and Ironwood boys took second at the first Indianhead Conference cross country meet of the season at Northern Pines Golf Course Thursday.

Officials ran the varsity races prior to the junior high races with storms expected, but only a light rain came and went.

Washburn defeated Hurley 32-45 in the girls race with South Shore in third with 48 points.

Both the Midgettes and Castle Guards had two runners in the top 10, but Washburn placed its best five in the top 13, while Hurley only had three.

"It stinks being that close, bittersweet," said Hurley coach Jason Maki, who was happy with the way the entire team ran. "Just keep working hard, we'll get them."

Washburn's Ketzel Levens won yet another meet.

Hurley's Tori Anderson finished fourth, beating teammate Aiyana Nickel for the first time this year. Nickel finished in fifth.

"(Anderson) was working hard," Hurley coach Jason Maki said. "We came up with a new plan for her today. We changed her start and finish a little bit, we made the middle part of the race important to her, that's where she took it up a notch."

Ironwood was led by Corissa Mattson's eighth-place finish. Mercer's Kerstin Tillman took 18th.

Drummond ran away with the boys title, finishing with 27 points to Ironwood's 71. Hurley took third with 93 points. Mercer was seventh.

"We know Drummond is always a powerhouse team," Ironwood coach Ben Schmandt said.

Ironwood's Nick Niemi took fifth to lead all local finishers. Tim Lorenson of Ironwood was seventh.

"I was proud to see Nick and Tim work together," Schmandt said.

Mercer was led by Alex Schmidt's ninth-place finish.

Carson Thewis led Hurley in 11th with a personal best time of 19:12.4.

Ironwood goes to the Dollar Bay invite in Chassell Thursday. Hurley goes to a meet at Stevens Point Pacelli on Sept. 26.



Team: 1. Washburn 32, 2. Hurley 45, 3. South Shore 48.

Top 10: 1. Ketzel Levens, Washburn, 21:15.6; 2. Alyssa Kavajecz, South Shore, 22:09.9; 3. Emma Ostrenga, South Shore, 23:01.9; 4. Tori Anderson, Hurley, 23:11.6; 5. Aiyana Nickel, Hurley, 23:57.9; 6. Theresa Ayers, Drummond, 23:58.7; 7. Alexis Griggs, Washburn, 24:12.1; 8. Corissa Mattson, Ironwood, 24:18.2; 9. Anna Nutt, Washburn, 24:32.1; 10. Yrsala Peterson, Bayfield, 24:44.4.

Hurley: 12. Tori Colassaco, 26:07.7; 17. Kaylyn King, 26:33.3; 21. Amber Allen, 27:30.4.

Ironwood: 14. Leah Braucher, 26:29.6; 35. Sydnee Lorenson, Ironwood, 36:23.5.

Mercer: 18. Kerstin Tillmann, 26:53.8.


Team: 1. Drummond 27, 2. Ironwood 71, 3. Hurley 93, 4. Solon Springs 104, 5. Butternut 122, 6. South Shore 136, 7. Mercer 161, 8. Mellen 190.

Top 10: 1. Colin Liphart, Washburn, 17:23.8; 2. Adam Vandenberghe, Solon Springs, 17:46.9; 3. Eli Hancock, Drummond, 17:59.8; 4. Gavin Martell, Drummond, 18:10.9; 5. Nick Niemi, Ironwood, 18:28.2; 6. Aaron Arthur, Drummond, 18:40.6; 7. Tim Lorenson, Ironwood, 18:45.4; 8. Zach Moore, Drummond, 18:59.0; 9. Alex Schmidt, Mercer, 19:06.1; 10. Dalton Collins, Washburn, 19:09.4.

Hurley: 11. Carson Thewis, 19:12.4; 16. Tate Guenard, 20:06.2; 18. Luke Marczak, 20:14; 26. Dante Bender, 22:28; 3.9. Joey Messer, 23:47.1.

Ironwood: 17. Andrew Niemi, 20:10.2; 23. Desmond Sackmann, 21:07.2; 32. Ryan Sobolewski, 23:00.1.

Mercer: 36. Tristan Woolf, 23:29.3; 38. Kyle Lukes, 23:40.8; 48. Jesse Salinas, 24:50.7; 51. James Reichard, 26:26.5.


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