Tigers compete at Norfolk Catholic invitational

NORFOLK — Cool, cloudy, and damp would best describe the conditions at the 37th Norfolk Catholic cross country invitational. Twenty teams took part in the event hosted at Skyview Lake in Norfolk.

The Tiger boys’ team finished in eighth place, just five points behind seventh place Wayne High School. The boys’ junior varsity team finished in fourth place in that division. None of the Osmond boys or girls placed in the top 15 to receive a medal.

Johnson Chishiba was the top Osmond runner as he completed the course in 18:34.47 for 20th place. Graysen Schultze was close behind in 22nd place in a time of 18:46.29.

“Both Johnson’s and Graysen’s times were nearly the same as last year when they both medaled, but this year people ran faster,” noted Coach Joe Ortmeier.

Karter Johnson finished in 47th place in 20:17.16 and Kaden Polt was 58th in a time of 21:02.95, followed by Robert Aschoff in 62nd place in 21:12.24 and Bodie True, 75th place in a time of 21:43.01. Some 103 runners raced in the boys varsity division.

For the fourth place Tiger JV team, Hunter Beacom was the top placer, coming in 11th place, miss ing a medal by one spot. His time was 22:18.71.

Hudson Schultze was right behind Hunter in 12th place in a time of 22:26.21. James Doyle was 17th in a time of 23:05.22 and Connor von Rentzell was 41st in a time of 26:17.60. Fifty-one runners competed in this division.

Riley Wagner was the top placer for the Tiger girls. She placed 33rd in a time of 25:03.92. Hayle Krienert was 55th and Jozie Kumm 56th in times of 28:51.22 and 29:29.59, respectively.

Keli Aschoff finished in 18th place in the junior high division of 75 seventh and eighth graders. Her time was 8:35.47. For the boys, Noah Geneski placed 19th and Andrew Bucklew, 21st, in times of 7:56.64 and 8:00.84, respectively. Cody Gansebom finished 46th in the 70-runner field in a time of 9:25.14.

“This was a really tough field and I thought we ran pretty well,” noted Coach Ortmeier.

Team Scores:

Boys’ Varsity

First — 38 Pierce

Second — 40 Norfolk Catholic

Third — 100 O’Neill

Fourth — 120 Bloomfield/Wausa

Fifth — 128 BRLD

Sixth — 130 Boone Central/ Newman Grove

Seventh — 131 Wayne

Eighth — 136 Osmond

Ninth — 155 Plainview

10th — 156 Hartington-Newcastle

11th — 167 Wisner-Pilger

12th — 191 Elkhorn Valley

13th — 192 Humphrey St. Francis

14th — 199 Battle Creek

15th — 224 Crofton

16th — 243 Madison

Boys’ JV

First — 10 Norfolk Catholic

Second — 34 Wayne

Third — 49 O’Neill

Fourth — 60 Osmond

Fifth — 62 Boone Central/Newman Grove

Sixth — 103 Wisner-Pilger

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