By Brett Hart
Clear Lake's boys cross country team pulled off a second-place finish on Aug. 28th in Boyceville, finishing just eight team points behind champion Elk Mound.
The Warriors were led by juniors Alex St. John and Adam Loenser who placed sixth and seventh, individually, with times of 18:18 and 18:24, respectively. Fellow junior John Pearson added a 16th-place time of 19:02 while senior Colton Stahl came in 18th (19:04). Freshman Derek Kreier wrapped up the scoring with a 21st-place time of 19:09.
Also competing for Clear Lake were Alex Burbach (68th, 21:30) and Carter Carlson (101st, 23:33).
On the girls' side Clear Lake placed 14th in the team standings as senior Natalie Kreier led the way with a 10th-place time of 22:29. Freshman Kelli Niles was 71st (27:01). Juniors Brooke Cress (28:06), Julia McIntire (29:20) and MacKenzie Ward (29:59) claimed 92nd, 101st and 103, respectively. Kaylee Sunday was 105th (30:14) and Maddie Young, 106th (30:16).
Durand 69, Rice Lake 113, Glenwood City 118, Cameron 144, Somerset 158, Fall Creek 211, Baldwin-Woodville 217, Colfax 226, Spring Valley 241, Prescott 247, Regis 247, McDonell Central 261, Augusta 307, Clear Lake 377, Elk Mound 397, Boyceville 409, Ellsworth 413
Elk Mound 60, Clear Lake 68, Ellsworth 122, Regis 135, McDonell Central 154, Spring Valley 171, Rice Lake 173, Prescott 186, Glenwood City 222, Cameron 282, Augusta 302, Cadott 310, Fall Creek 330, Boyceville 337, Somerset 356, Baldwin-Woodville 373