ALEXANDRIA — Allyson Pattern positioned within the prime 10 out of 168 runners on the Lions Cross Nation Invitational at Arrowwood Resort on Saturday afternoon, main the No. 2 Marshall women staff to a fourth-place end within the 25-team meet. The end marks the staff’s greatest mark on the meet throughout head coach Marie Pattern’s tenure with the staff.
The Tigers completed with 164 factors, edging out No. 1 St. Paul-Highland Park by 6 factors. Nonetheless, they got here up in need of catching No. 1 Alexandria, who gained the meet with 137 factors.
Marshall had competed in a meet towards Highland Park as soon as earlier than this yr, falling simply shy, however inserting forward of them was one thing the staff had been working towards, coach Pattern stated. Alexandria, nonetheless, the Tigers had not seen this yr.
“With these groups being so shut, something can occur,” Pattern stated. “One in every of our runners has a foul day or is sick or no matter and it flip flops, so it was nice to compete towards them. It was nice to see that we may beat Highland Park and get near Alex. I do really feel like if we’re firing on all sylinders and all people has a superb day, I do really feel like Alex is affordable and I feel our staff does too.”
Class A No. 1 St. Cloud Cathedral positioned second with 154 factors whereas Class AAA No. 6 Edina took third place at 159.
As a person, Allyson Pattern positioned sixth within the meet with a personal-best time of 18:32.7. Her time put her 4 seconds again of Highland Park’s Grace Lewis-Mosher and 4 seconds forward of Willmar’s Lauren Eilers. Coach Pattern stated that Allyson nonetheless believes she will be able to put collectively even sooner occasions earlier than the tip of the season, as can the remainder of the group.
Staples-Motley sophomore Audrey Brownell gained the meet at 18:14 whereas one other sophomore, Isabell Mahoney of Monticello, took second at 18:18.
Pattern wasn’t the one Tiger to complete close to the highest of the loaded discipline. Oakley Schneekloth and Katelyn Leibfried positioned twenty fifth and twenty seventh respectively, crossing the end line at 19:26 and 19:35. Willmar’s Sophia Negan break up up the duo at 19:28.
“They’re actually working to remain up there with Ally and we’d like that,” coach Pattern stated. “I instructed them that by the tip of the season, should you guys can all be prime 10 or near it, you guys are going to be onerous to beat… They’re believing it they usually’re chasing it.”
Taleigha Bigler and Cameen McFarquhar rounded out the Marshall scorers in 51st and fifty fifth place. Bigler completed at 20:09.3, clocking in at the very same time as Perham’s Caidyn Breid and St. Cloud Cathedral’s Cecilia Jamison. McFarquhar crossed the road at 20:15.2.
Although not scoring for the Tigers, eighth-grader Landrey Graven and freshman Avery Schneekloth additionally put collectively high quality races, inserting eightieth and 81st at 20:47 and 20:49.
Marshall will wrap up its common season on Wednesday at Benson Park at 3:15 p.m. From there, it’ll put together to host the Massive South Convention Meet on Tuesday.
Forward of the meet, coach Pattern stated that the main focus for her staff is on the small issues like relaxation, diet and remaining mentally centered and optimistic.
“One thing so simple as simply filling your mind with optimistic data. Like should you’re going to spend any time in your telephone, be studying optimistic quotes. In case your teammate’s down somewhat bit sooner or later, then let’s pull up our teammates,” coach Pattern stated, including that there’s lots occurring behind the scenes that goes past simply operating that performs a significant function within the staff’s race-day efficiency.
“It’s a tough, grueling sport. It’s onerous to try this each meet and present up, particularly at these massive meets, particularly as younger as a few of these children are. That’s why staff mentality is so vital.”
Marshall boys place fifth at Invite
ALEXANDRIA — Sam Deutz, Josh Leibfried and Keagen Anderson every positioned within the top-30 of the 166-runner Lion Cross Nation Invitational at Arrowwood Resort on Saturday afternoon to assist the No. 3 Marshall boys staff to a fifth-place end on the meet.
The Tigers completed with a staff rating of 162, placing them 10 factors forward of No. 4 Perham and simply 2 factors again of White Bear Lake.
Class AAA No. 4 Edina gained the meet with 93 factors whereas No. 6 Stillwater and No. 5 Mounds View rounded out the rostrum with 112 factors every.
Deutz positioned 14th within the meet for the Tigers at 16:15.8, placing him 0.6 seconds again of Stillwater’s Dylan Riniker for thirteenth. Leibfried completed at 16:33 to take twenty third place whereas Anderson positioned twenty eighth at 16:38.9.
Anderson’s time put him in a tie with Willmar’s Fathi Dubet and Perham’s Carter Flatau. He additionally completed 0.3 seconds again of Edina’s Torger Ohe.
Roseville’s Robert Mechura gained the meet at 15:06.0 whereas Chaska’s Nolan Sutter and Perham’s Anderson Bjorn positioned second and third at 15:10 and 15:25.
Kohen Holcomb and Chase Werner positioned forty seventh and 52nd to spherical out the Marshall scorers. Holcomb crossed the road at 16:58 whereas Werner completed at 17:01.
Landon Marthaler additionally positioned sixty fifth for the Tigers at 17:15.
Marshall will compete at Benson Park on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. earlier than returning to Marshall to host the Massive South Convention Meet on Tuesday.