(10-14-17) The 2017 MAC Cross Country Championships were held at Coldwater this morning. The Minster Wildcats won all four races to dominate the meet.
— Kyle Shaner (@KShanerAdvocate) October 14, 2017
Minster picks up the MAC Championship outdistancing 2nd place St. Henry 37-61. While Versailles’ Joe Spitzer shows why he is one of the best runners in the Statelina area winning again in a time of 15:54.42.
Minster’s Top 3 runners finished 3rd (Andrew Broering 16:59.09) , 4th (Luke Barga 17:01.0) and 5th (Jon Albers 17:01.5) and Carter Pohl was 10th to secure the MAC trophy.
St. Henry was led again by Devin Huelskamp who finished 2nd in a time of 16:50.81, Braydon Hoying and Blake Ontrop was 10th and 11th.
Parkway finished 4th with a score of 109, Kyle Roth finished 6th and Matt Gaerke was 7th.
Coldwater finished 6th (128) and were led by Andrew Schoen in 9th place.
The ‘Wonder Women’ of Minster picked up the 2017 MAC Title, which was not a surprise to anyone. The Wildcats were one finisher away from a being a ‘perfect 15‘, as they finished with their Top 7 runners in the Top 9, while the three next runners (8, 9 and 10) finished 11, 13 and 16. How impressive is that, had those 2nd five run as a separate team they would have been 2nd in the meet with 56 points, 27 points ahead of Coldwater. That’s impressive.
Minster’s Emma Watcke continues to be the ‘leader of the pack‘ with another 1st place finish in a time of 18:48..78, also in the Top 10, Kaitlynn Albers (2nd), Mackenzie Bohman (3rd), Gwendolyn Meiring (4th) and Cassie Francis (6th).
Breaking up the Wildcats perfect score was Marion Local’s Kelsey Broering who finished 5th. Other Top 10 finishes were Ft. Recovery’s Chloe Will in 8th and St. Henry’s Ashley Bruns in 10th.
In the Middle School Meet, Minster beat 2nd place Parkway 46-59 to win the boys MAC Title, in the girls race, Minster nipped Coldwater 31-34.