Runners dealt with warm conditions that bordered on undesirable for distance running. Surely it was a beautiful day for the parents and fans. Carrington carved out her champion distinction with her time of 19:41.07. I remember covering Maddie's aunt Anna when she was a track star for Morris Area at the state level. Grandma Laura is smiling down from heaven, I'm sure.
Savannah Aanerud placed third with her time of 21:04.06. Then came Malory Anderson in fourth place, timed at 21:12.05. Kaylie Raths entered the finish chute No. 7 with her time of 21:34.09. Midori Soderberg was the No. 10 performer, clocked at 21:49.05.
The runner-up runner was Claire Sulflow of Montevideo (20:51.05). The runner-up team behind MACA was Melrose. Six teams vied.
The No. 1 boys runner, a familiar name in cross country circles, was Kurt TeBeest of Montevideo, time of 16:55. Benson/KMS was the No. 1 boys team, looking good on their home course. Monte was No. 2 and then came our Tigers at No. 3.
We were led by Tate Nelson in sixth place, time of 18:12.05. Then came Cam Arndt in seventh place, clocked at 18:19.07. Ryan Gray entered the finish chute No. 12 with his time of 18:39.03. Noah Stewart placed 14th (18:50.08) and Solomon Johnson 22nd (19:50.03).
Success vs. BOLD came with scores of 25-15, 25-10 and 25-23.
Three Tigers each pounded two serving aces: Karly Fehr, Lindsey Dierks and Riley Decker. Koral Tolifson had one serving ace. Fehr raced around to perform 37 set assists. Moira McNally had two ace blocks. Dierks and Carly Maanum each went up to get an ace block. The digs list was topped by Brooke Gillespie with 12, followed by Dierks (11), Decker (10) and Fehr (7).
Let's wrap up the stat report with hitting. Here it was Dierks leading the charge with 12 kills, followed by Ashley Solvie (10), Gillespie (8), Maanum (6), McNally (4), Fehr (3) and Haley Erdahl (1).
BOLD is having a .500 season. Kiah Morse had six kills for the Warriors. Makenna Steffel had three ace blocks. Peyton Weis dug up the ball 18 times. Allison Krause had the team-high assist total of eleven. Krause, Weis and Emily Glass each had one serving ace.